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Thread: Please Answer!

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    My blue gourami is a full-grown adult in a 55 gallon community. I have kept five guppy fry in a trap for 2 months and a half now. Is it okay to let them free? I'm scared the gourami will eat them. Please respond.

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    is the fry too big to fit into the gourami's mouth? if yes then the gourami will probably not attempt to eat them. however, the gourami might chase them around abit at first as they are unfamiliar fish in his territory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madagascariensis View Post
    is the fry too big to fit into the gourami's mouth? if yes then the gourami will probably not attempt to eat them. however, the gourami might chase them around abit at first as they are unfamiliar fish in his territory.
    I honestly don't know how much of the fry it can fit into its mouth, they are about as long as my neons, but much thinner. The gourami could probably bite them in half, right? The smallest fry is 1 cm and a half. Will it pass?
    Last edited by Neonfishkeeper; 03-25-2013 at 05:30 PM.

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    I'd wait until they are at least 2-2.5 cm long. gouramis aren't adapted to biting chunks out of larger prey, rather, they will feed on whatever fits in their mouth and swallow it whole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madagascariensis View Post
    I'd wait until they are at least 2-2.5 cm long. gouramis aren't adapted to biting chunks out of larger prey, rather, they will feed on whatever fits in their mouth and swallow it whole.
    Thanks! I'll do that!

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    If its highly planted with a cave for the gourami the babies are more likely to live.

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    As far as I know Gourmai don't use caves, they're a top-dwelling fish.

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    I had a 29 gallon tank that a guppy gave birth in. I also had a pair of dwarf gourami. They never bothered the fry. If you have plants at the surface of the water I'd rearrange the tank and feed the gourami some freezed dried shrimp or tubiflex worms. Assuming its male, he'll be more interested in finding a new territory and the shrimp will keep him full.

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