Pearl or Thick-Lipped Gourami?

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Yeah the lower one on the left definitely looks to have a red chin!
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Then male pearl has became a bit food-aggressive, particularly with the courgette I've got in there just now it's a little concerning. Hate when something picks on my corys it's usually a sackable offence.

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They are very calm fish. No problem

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It's calmed down now, really did NOT want to share the veg though, may have to put two bits at opposite sides of the tank in future.

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Looking great! I did love my pearls! One day I’ll have them again.
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I think you might have two males there. That dorsal fin looks very suspicious and not quite short and round enough for a female. I could be wrong but I think it’s a subordinate male.

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black ghost wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:50 am I think you might have two males there. That dorsal fin looks very suspicious and not quite short and round enough for a female. I could be wrong but I think it’s a subordinate male.
Will keep an eye on them, as long as they're getting along I'm happy either way.

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Not sure what I've got going on with these 2 pearls, they hang around each other while foraging around, but the more colourful one has a dart at the other now & then but it's not constant, not sure if it is actually 2 males or some sort of breeding aggression.
I'm reluctant to separate them but starting to think it might be best.

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Can you get up-to-date pics just to check?

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