Time to PICK ALL OF YOUR BRAINS ONCE AGAIN!!!
First, is this filter too big?
I'm guessing the main concern is the fry getting sucked in, in which case perhaps I could take an aquaclear filter sponge and fit one over the intake? Only the one sponge in there atm, I took out the carbon filter bag and the other bag, can't remember what the second was for, at the advice of a friend of mine. Would it be good to include the two bags if there are fry, improve the water conditions I'm sure.
The thing that makes me hesitate about moving my dwarf gourami is that two of the males have already built bubblenests, have had the nests for about two or three days 'before' I bought the females actually. They had started to let the bubblenests deteriorate but then I introduced the females and they have started maintaining them again. They've found pretty perfect spots in my anubias barteri. I was hoping to see the eggs in the bubblenest and perhaps move the whole thing before they hatched if this is even possible? Not sure if I'd be able to see them(eggs) and how delicate the bubblenest is.
Also (sorry for all the questions at once lol) how big must the female gourami be before they are sexually mature? I've read that female are smaller than males, and mine are currently just over half the size. Oh, and will the females be visibly ready to spawn?
Thanks for all the help!!!!!! You folks at Aqua-advice are so freakin AWESOME.