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Old 10-29-2013, 11:51 AM   #1
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What does a dwarf gourami bubble nest look like?

I've got bubbles in the corners of my 50 gal and they look like sea foam. Is this what a bubble nest looks like? I'm new to gouramis.

You can't really see in the pictures but its at least a quarter inch thick maybe a bit more in some places. Its all collected around a broken piece of plant.
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:08 PM   #2
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Pictures wouldn't load for me but from the description it's probably not a DG nest unless it's about 50% plant matter. Dwarfs tear off bits of leaf and root that make up a large portion of their nests. It's actually a lot of fun to watch them work on it
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:33 PM   #3
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What do they do if there isn't much plant to tear apart?
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:46 PM   #4
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I'm honestly not sure, never seen one nest in an unplanted or lightly planted tank.
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:51 PM   #5
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My tank is lightly planted.
Try downloading those pictures if you're on the android app. That almost always works. The pictures will be in your downloads.
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I see them now, it looks much more like protein scum than a bubblenest.
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:09 PM   #7
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:15 PM   #8
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Just up the water changes and agitate the water surface a little more (an airstone on a check valve should work fine) and it should clear off.
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:23 PM   #9
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Sounds like a plan.

My gut says the protein remains on the surface. Do I have to skim it off? Or will a regular middle of the tank syphin water change do the trick?
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What I've done before is use a piece of kitchen towel and watch it suck up the scum.
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