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Thread: I bought a pair of Gourami's.
05-28-2011, 04:37 AM #1Junior Member Guppy
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I bought a pair of Gourami's.
No I'm pretty sure they are Male and Female because they were in a pair when I bought them, but now The male I think is trying to build a bubble nest, but I want to know specifics, what do Gourami's need for them to breed? I mean like I really would love for them to breed to have more gourami's. They're both Sunset Dwarf Gourami's about 2 inches each maybe a bit bigger, and they're in a 10 gallon community.
05-28-2011, 09:56 AM #2
The best breeding conditions I've found for Dwarf Gourami so far is to keep them in about six to eight inches of water and keep the temperature around 84 degrees Fahrenheit or so. Making sure they have at least one or two live plants, barely any airflow, and no current in the water. Because of this its typically good to keep a separate spawning tank. As for diet its good to give them a diet with high protein content, preferably live food.
Right now for mine though I'm just feeding them dried bloodworms and they're loving them, with an alage wafer a day to keep them up on their other nutrients and as a snack between feeding.
Make sure that once they spawn and the fry leave the nest that you separate the parents though. Otherwise they'll eat the fry... I had to put off removing my pair for a day and lost almost half of my fry. If you can't separate them then you can put some 1/2 inch PVC pipe in the tank to provide some shelter, and depending on what plants you have in the tank they will help with not only providing the babies with food but additional shelter.
05-28-2011, 10:01 AM #3
Also, it might not seem like you have any fry at first when you in fact do, the newborns are barely visible. The best thing I can compare them to are mosquito larvae, but after a few days they'll darken a bit and they'll be easier to locate. I almost sucked up a few of my fry the first time my pair had a successful spawn with a water change... OTL
06-17-2011, 02:48 PM #4
Yeah try to make the water shallow okay? Maybe you should lower the temp but I think I'm getting mixed up with corys.
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