Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-21-2009, 04:17 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 2
Question Gourami Bubble Nest - bubbles immediately dissipate - why?

Good afternoon! I have a strange problem and I can't seem to learn anything about it online, so I'm posting here in the hopes that someone might have an idea.

I have a pair of breeding Gourami (Opaline) who have successfully spawned many times over the past year. Lately, when my male tries to build a bubble nest, the bubbles vanish within seconds of him blowing them and he seems unable to build a bubble nest. This problem began in November, and I don't think I had made any changes that would have impacted him or the water quality. Since this started, I've tried to adjust the water - balancing the pH to a 7.0, using a water softener to lower the hardness, but nothing has seemed to help.

Today, they have apparently given up and are spawning anyway, without a nest! Argh! Does anyone have any suggestions? I just did a water change with a water conditioner but without the pH buffer or any aquarium salt; here are my current water conditions: 78 degrees, pH 6.5, 0 KH and GH. My nitrates and nitrites also test to 0, as does the salinity of my water. (I figure I can always add things but it's harder to take things out, so I kept my additives to a minimum with this water change.)

Thoughts? Ideas? Anyone ever have this problem before?
__________________

__________________
dovesong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2009, 10:53 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 2
Quick update - this afternoon I added Riccia to the tank and placed some of the smaller loose pieces in the "feeding ring" that I use for my Gourmis to build a bubble nest in. I went out this evening and when I came home, still no bubble nest but there are tons of eggs floating among the Riccia leaves in the feeding ring! I'll try to take some pictures tomorrow, if anyone's interested. Whoever heard of Gourami's spawning without a bubble nest? I really hope someone can shed some light on this for me!
__________________

__________________
dovesong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2009, 02:55 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: NC
Posts: 3,287
The only thing I can think of is Indian almond leaves I have noticed with my bettas their nests last a lot longer when I put some Atison't betta spa in their water. I don't breed bettas but use it when I notice one isn't feeling up to their usually self.
__________________
joy13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bubble, bubble nest, bubbles, gourami, nest

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Flame Gourami creating a bubble nest. Question? robertselbe Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 3 08-04-2008 10:43 AM
My first bubble nest :) joannde Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 8 06-23-2006 08:58 AM
Questions about possible gourami bubble nest Sharpy Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 8 08-23-2005 02:12 AM
Bubble nest Xzap Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 3 07-07-2005 04:07 PM
Bubble Nest? pkremer Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 5 07-17-2004 05:38 AM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×