Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Contra Costa CA
Well, I know there are some hybrids available.
Common names may or may not mean the fish are actually color variations of the original fish. (I have even seen the gold variety of the 3-spot Gourami (Trichogaster trichopterus) called Honey Gourami) I know there is one that is similar in size and shape to the Honey, but more of a red-orange, pale or clear tail, and not really any other markings. I have seen pictures of some that do indeed look more like the Sunset Platy (yellow and orange blend) and of the blue variation you are describing.
The male Honey Gourami that I am familiar with sounds somewhat like what you are seeing: Richer orange than the female, dark (almost black, but not blue) face and going into the belly, and yellow dorsal fin, orange tail, though not as bright as the body. The female is pale, more tan-grey, and may show a sort of horizontal band. This is the original species. Trichogaster chuna is the currently accepted name, though this has changed more than once over the years.