My Paradise gourami doesn’t look anything like the pictures have seen. The paradise fish I have read about are beautiful with bright red and blue coloration. My gourami is only a pale blue with a dull red tail. I thought as he grew he would color up, but he is over three inches now and never has. When he is angry or trying to show off, he gets a faint black line that extends from his mouth to in between his eyes, ending at the beginning of his dorsal fin, and a matching bolder black line on the bottom edge of his anal fin. The spot on his gill also darkens. I got him because he was the biggest and I thought he would start showing color soon, but today I saw a paradise fish about half his size with the bold and beautiful coloration I have been waiting for. Is my “he” really a “she” or is there something wrong with my boy, or is he even a paradise fish at all? (If the pictures dont work, my fish looks almost identical to the fish in the thrid picture of google images if you type in "paradise gourami)
Last edited by Embers To Ashes; 12-22-2012 at 06:10 PM.