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Old 11-03-2013, 09:47 PM   #1
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Breeding gourami confussion

Okay I'm a little confused on breeding gold gouramis. The male is smaller then the female but the female is aggressive to the male by ramming into him (shouldn't that be the opposite) I added then both at the same time into my 20 gallon breeder with fake floating plants, rocks to hide in and a styrophone cup piece floating on the surface. Also I think the male is starting to build a bubble nest. There are a couple rows of bubbles around the glass of the tanks, after the bubble nest is built will they spawn? Is this all normal or should I do something? Thanks!
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Old 11-04-2013, 02:28 AM   #2
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You may need to use a different Male or female. The male should be larger than the female for breeding. This way, he will have better control the female when they embrace to spawn. If she's so big that she is going after the male, either he's too small or she's too big.
The following article is a pretty good description of the breeding process of these fish. How do you breed gold Gouramis

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Could i separate them till the male grows larger how long will it take till the male get to a larger size
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Could i separate them till the male grows larger how long will it take till the male get to a larger size
Yes, you could separate them but just remember, your female will still be growing too so the male may never catch up. Another way would be to trade in your male for a larger male from your LFS or just get another male.

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Yes, you could separate them but just remember, your female will still be growing too so the male may never catch up. Another way would be to trade in your male for a larger male from your LFS or just get another male.

Yeah the lfs is kinda far so I'm sticking with separating them, the male is probably a 1/2 as female is around 3 inches
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Yeah the lfs is kinda far so I'm sticking with separating them, the male is probably a 1/2 as female is around 3 inches
I'm feeding them both live food to prepare for breeding
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