Male or Female Dwarf Gouramis?

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After some advice on the sex of my Gouramis please
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#1 I'm pretty sure is male, with that sharp dorsal fin, thinner body and overall smaller size. #2 has a very sharp dorsal fin so I'm guessing male but it is also round bodied like a female. #3 Appears to also have a sharp dorsal fin that it's keeping tight and is less round than a female, I'd guess male. The fin is the best way to tell but also females are generally a little larger and fatter you need to set them next to a male to be sure. I think the females also have a little "softer" face due to their plumpness - which is why #2 may be female.
 

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#1 I'm pretty sure is male, with that sharp dorsal fin, thinner body and overall smaller size. #2 has a very sharp dorsal fin so I'm guessing male but it is also round bodied like a female. #3 Appears to also have a sharp dorsal fin that it's keeping tight and is less round than a female, I'd guess male. The fin is the best way to tell but also females are generally a little larger and fatter you need to set them next to a male to be sure. I think the females also have a little "softer" face due to their plumpness - which is why #2 may be female.
But No.1 doesn't have a sharp point to the dorsal.
(I posted my Dwarf to illustrate the finnage and blue belly;)).

...And how can you tell that it's smaller?
 

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All males.

Female dwarf gouramis (Colisa lalius) are silver and do not have bright colours. The only exception to this is female coral blue dwarf gouramis that are a similar blue colour to the males. However, the females have short round dorsal and anal fins, a fat belly and are paler than the males.
 

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All males.

Female dwarf gouramis (Colisa lalius) are silver and do not have bright colours. The only exception to this is female coral blue dwarf gouramis that are a similar blue colour to the males. However, the females have short round dorsal and anal fins, a fat belly and are paler than the males.
So what do you reckon was going on with that rounded dorsal fin on the almost-standard male?
 

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Males, you hardly ever find females in retail stores, they are just boring and unattractive. Not like us males. Whoops that sounds really gay.😘
 

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So, apart from the reply from @Colin_T that I would hate to disagree with, using the pictures above I think that #1 might be female..?
 

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