Sex giant gourami

Charney

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This giant g needs a new home and i am thinking of taking it. Anyone comfortable sexing it? 13 inches and about 2 years old

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From what I've read... the rounded dorsal leads to female sex... also males have a larger nuchal hump... but these are never 100% ways of determining sex... hopefully a more experienced keeper can chime in
 

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IDK if this will help but I'll post them up anyway:




for cross referencing: https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/sex-of-giant-gourami.707895/

 
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I've tried to apply the dorsal ID trait to our GGs. Only one large RTGG of 4 years old has a long and obvious point / extension. The rest are either females or unresolved yet due to age / size. Will stare at them more. Only had a few minutes so far.
 
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