Sexing Dwarf Gourami Fish

After many google searches for more information on the elusive dwarf gourami, I am here to tell you everything that you need to know about sexing these fish. Almost all pet stores that you will go to to purchase your fish will only carry males. The male dwarf gourami is bright orange with iridescent light blue vertical stripes. They males are gorgeous fish especially compared to the females of this species. For most, the only reason that you would need female dwarf gourami is if you wanted to breed them. If that is the case, you will need to call a local pet store (not Petsmart, Petco, or any other large chain) and special order the females. Or you could always order them online, but that gets a little risky. The females are silvery white and are almost a half inch smaller than the male, the look like a different species. If you go to a pet store it will be obvious whether they carry females or not, but usually you can special order them. Do not be fooled, like I was!

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