colors of honey gourami
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Fish


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-13-2012, 04:26 AM   #1
amcoffeegirl
Wannabe Guru
 
amcoffeegirl's Avatar
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: May 2009
Location: iowa
Posts: 1,186
Default

colors of honey gourami


at my lfs today they had a tank with 3 different kind of honey gourami. i did not know that there were different color variations available. i got one they called a blue honey. its very orange with dark blue running along the dorsal its tail is clear. i will try to get a pic 2moro. the other color they had looked light orange like a sunset platy. and the regular version with just orange on its tail. the new varieties were very brightly colored and made they standard look plain in comparison.
amcoffeegirl is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-13-2012, 05:13 AM   #2
Diana
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Contra Costa CA
Posts: 8,369
Default

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.
Diana is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-13-2012, 03:01 PM   #3
amcoffeegirl
Wannabe Guru
 
amcoffeegirl's Avatar
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: May 2009
Location: iowa
Posts: 1,186
Default

here is a pic
Attached Images
 
amcoffeegirl is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-14-2012, 04:57 AM   #4
Diana
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Contra Costa CA
Posts: 8,369
Default

Interesting color. I think I like the more subtle shade of orange of the original, though. Not that red-orange.
Diana is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012