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At what age we can differentiate gender of dwarf gourami

Discussion in 'Gouramis and Anabantoids' started by Aniket, May 15, 2019.

  1. Aniket

    Aniket Fish Crazy

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    Pic of male and female of dwarf gourami will help me. (Powder blue or red lily gourami)
     
  2. PheonixKingZ

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    Well.....I used to keep Dwarf Gouramis, and the fellas are silver to gray color. You will definitely be able to tell the males from the females because of their bright color. :)
     
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    All the young are silver until they mature, at which time the males start to show some colour.

    Under ideal conditions they are sexually mature at 3 months old and you can identify males and females then. However, if they aren't grown under ideal conditions, it can take 6-8 months or more before they mature sexually and show colour differences.

    Keep the water warm (28C).
    Do big regular water changes.
    Feed them good quality food at least 3 times a day and they should grow pretty quickly. :)
     
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