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Old 11-03-2011, 10:30 PM   #1
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eggladen dwarf gourami....questions

I have 6 male and 6 female dwarf gourami in a tank together. 3 of the males are mature, one isn't. All the females are 1-1.5" long. One looks wicked fat, like she went to an All-you-can eat buffet and ate everything. I didn't think such a young female would produce eggs.

If I don't have a place to seperate her and a male to spawn her what will happen to her? Will any mature male spawn her? I wasn't planning on this happening until a while later. Thanks!
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Old 11-05-2011, 08:11 PM   #2
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bearing in mind wicked-fat could just mean fat lol
unless the males are making bubble nests, you wont get much soon sorry x
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Look at her from above, if she's egg bound, you'll see the bloated mass more on one side of the body. If she's equally fat on both sides, she prob just ate a lot.
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Thanks for the replies....I think she's just a piggy :p
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they sounded a bit small thats the only reason why. lol.
do u have a powerhead that disturbs surface tension atm? x
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Yes, in their current tank I have. A power filter. I plan on getting a 10 gallon for when there ready to breed. Put some floating plants in there, and drop the water level to 6-8" and crank up the temp to get them "in the mood". But the girls have to grow a bit more.
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good plans.
what i meant about the surface agitation, was if u want them to breed the surface needs to be basically still to stop the bubble nests from bursting x
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Thanks. I know the surface has to be still for the bubblenest to succede.. I was planning on just turning off the power filter till the try are bigger, anyways.
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then how will u keep filtration? x
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Haven't figured that one out. Might put a sleeve on the power filter to prevent it from sucking up the fry. Anytips?
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