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Old 08-18-2012, 11:22 AM   #1
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Are my Gourami breeding?

Does this look like my gourami are breeding or fighting? Lol

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Old 08-18-2012, 08:11 PM   #2
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I would say breeding with them only going for 'ahem' certain areas lol but I could be wrong.
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:03 PM   #3
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Sorry, I believe they are fighting :(

Usually all Gouramis (sans Kissing and the Giant Gourami gourami) build a bubble nest prior to breeding and mate in water that is slow moving. The male will build a bubble nest and then entice the female to join him and spawn. It's a rather delicate "dance" and aggression is not that common. In the case of your 2 fish, you'll notice, early on in the video, that the fish being chased is holding his body straight and more of a fending off position than a breeding position. You'll also notice that the aggressor was grabbing a fin to hold onto the other fish which also is not a breeding position. Considering that there are other gouramis present in the tank and possibly female, I would surmise that they are fighting possibly for breeding rights to those females.
Below is a utube video of breeding Pearl Gouramis so you can see what real breeding behavior looks like

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Old 08-19-2012, 05:26 PM   #4
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Usually all Gouramis (sans Kissing and the Giant Gourami gourami) build a bubble nest prior to breeding and mate in water that is slow moving. The male will build a bubble nest and then entice the female to join him and spawn. It's a rather delicate "dance" and aggression is not that common. In the case of your 2 fish, you'll notice, early on in the video, that the fish being chased is holding his body straight and more of a fending off position than a breeding position. You'll also notice that the aggressor was grabbing a fin to hold onto the other fish which also is not a breeding position. Considering that there are other gouramis present in the tank and possibly female, I would surmise that they are fighting possibly for breeding rights to those females.
Below is a utube video of breeding Pearl Gouramis so you can see what real breeding behavior looks like

Learn something new every day! I love this site! They are really interesting to watch either way x
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:57 AM   #5
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I agree with Andy they appear to be fighting.
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:08 PM   #6
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Yeah i can't see any bubble nest so I would suggest they were fighting.
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:52 PM   #7
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What are those fish in the background with the red noses and black and white tails? They're really cool looking!
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:17 PM   #8
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What are those fish in the background with the red noses and black and white tails? They're really cool looking!
Their rummy nose tetras. Know that one lol
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