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Old 01-13-2013, 10:41 AM   #1
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Question Is this a bubble nest?

Hi, i have two dwarf gouramis one male and one female (charles and camilla)
and i was just wondering if this is a bubble nest? i noticed it today when i got home from work (which lead me to find my snails had multipled) and then i noticed that my female has gotten fatter and she has been feed no more than the rest of my fish. my male seens the be wither hanging around under his "nest" or chasing the female i have noticed him try to grab her with his thin fins things and he is chasing my kissing gourami away from the nest area. are my gouramis going to breed?
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:18 PM   #2
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Hi, i have two dwarf gouramis one male and one female (charles and camilla)
and i was just wondering if this is a bubble nest? i noticed it today when i got home from work (which lead me to find my snails had multipled) and then i noticed that my female has gotten fatter and she has been feed no more than the rest of my fish. my male seens the be wither hanging around under his "nest" or chasing the female i have noticed him try to grab her with his thin fins things and he is chasing my kissing gourami away from the nest area. are my gouramis going to breed?
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My boyfriend bred honey gouramis and he says that is indeed a bubble nest.. congrats he said that the male will guard it and then the female will lay her eggs in it when she's ready.. also when they hatch they look like little black commas.. hope this helps
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:37 PM   #3
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Thank you guess i will look out for her laying her eggs
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:13 PM   #4
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I agree that it looks like a bubble nest give it time he will build it larger. If your looking to breed them I would separate the female out for about a week (if your able to) and condition the both of them. Good clean water, live foods etc. in that time the female will start producing eggs. The conditioning plays an important in the breeding because males can often get very aggressive with the females and you want them to be healthy during this process.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:48 PM   #5
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now there is a thing like an air bubble full of little bubbles with white things in, are these the eggs? if so how long before they hatch as i want to save the babies from my other fish
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:50 PM   #6
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A picture would help
If you can try to take one from underneath the bubbles
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The nest got a bit destroyed by the plants moving in the filter, i cant get a picture as the camera just wont focus on it and i don't want to move the plants in-case these are eggs and they come loose
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ok managed to get a picture, its not very clear and you cant see the white dots but out lined it in red so you can see it
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Hmmm... They look like eggs to me not sure if they are from your Gourami or not but yes they do look like eggs.
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