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Bringing females to Dwarf Gourami

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Bringing females to Dwarf Gourami
Old 07-04-2012, 04:51 PM   #1
 
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Bringing females to Dwarf Gourami

I have a dwarf gourami building bubble nests, showing blue across his face, he's brilliant red. So I asked a local petshop to find a couple (or three) females for me. Would I introduce three females at once ? Safer one or two? He's ready to dance.... maybe let calm down for awhile, maybe?...
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Old 07-04-2012, 05:27 PM   #2
 
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I have a dwarf gourami building bubble nests, showing blue across his face, he's brilliant red. So I asked a local petshop to find a couple (or three) females for me. Would I introduce three females at once ? Safer one or two? He's ready to dance.... maybe let calm down for awhile, maybe?...
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Should be maintained in sexed pairs only.

This species is a bubblenest spawner, and moderately easy to spawn if the fish are both willing [the female may be injured if she is not ready], healthy and conditioned with good foods. The male cares for the nest and fry, and the female should be removed after spawning to avoid injury from the male. When the male makes the bubble nest he will bite pieces of plants up to add to the nest for more stability.

Read more: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/p...#ixzz1zgwmj700
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Min Tank: 24 inches in length for a pair.
Everything else in there also suggest that they should be maintained in sexed pairs. I would try one out first. They will defend their ...area...so they may become a little more aggressive when matting.

I know that the regular larger gouramis will tolerate more females.

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Old 07-04-2012, 06:58 PM   #3
 
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Everything else in there also suggest that they should be maintained in sexed pairs. I would try one out first. They will defend their ...area...so they may become a little more aggressive when matting.

I know that the regular larger gouramis will tolerate more females.
Well then.. exactly what I didn't know. I was under the impression I would need more than one female to "facilitate" his requirements. Glad I didn't assume I knew enough. Thank you Termato for not letting me be ignorant. Jim
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:08 PM   #4
 
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Well then.. exactly what I didn't know. I was under the impression I would need more than one female to "facilitate" his requirements. Glad I didn't assume I knew enough. Thank you Termato for not letting me be ignorant. Jim
It's possible that having more than one female could be possible. You could wait to see what some of the more experienced people say.
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:22 PM   #5
 
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Yes, I'm a little unsure-I'll keep looking. I thought I had read that it was safer to keep multiple females, but I may have mixed my gouramies up. And right- I'm hoping for some input from experience. I won't be able to acquire these females til Tuesday, so I will continue to get info. If this lfs owner strikes out, there is a place in Ohio, and a place in California that have them, but I don't know if they are old enough.
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:19 PM   #6
 
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My honey gourami are 2 males 3 females and it seems like the males mate with whoever is ready first. If you go to the pet store and find a nice fat female I'm sure he will mate with her just as easily as if you had 2 and it will be easier on him because as soon as he has the eggs in his nest he defends it from the females and wont let them anywhere near

Edit- On an interesting note my females fight for dominance among females more then males among males, my profile pic is how 2 females fight
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:17 PM   #7
 
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My honey gourami are 2 males 3 females and it seems like the males mate with whoever is ready first. If you go to the pet store and find a nice fat female I'm sure he will mate with her just as easily as if you had 2 and it will be easier on him because as soon as he has the eggs in his nest he defends it from the females and wont let them anywhere near

Edit- On an interesting note my females fight for dominance among females more then males among males, my profile pic is how 2 females fight
Right then..Less confusion with a simple pair, I think. If that doesn't work out, I'll either remove her or try another as a trio. If we are unable at that point, I'll back up and see how he behaves.Frankly, as long as the new females are receptive to him and he hasn't completely cooled off, well he is one tracked at this point. I'll see next week when I hopefully bring the girls home. And I will let you know. And by the way.. do you prefer any brand camera? I'm looking at a Nikon and an Olympus. Thank you, Jim .
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:22 PM   #8
 
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If the camera comment is pointed at me... Thats my old cellphone camera, this isn't even a smart phone I'm talking Motorola Adventure V750 Review - Watch CNET's Video Review oldschool I'd like to find a nice camera to use myself but all you have to do to get a good aquarium pic is to turn off all the lights in the room and take the picture without a flash, and patiently wait for the right angle
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:58 PM   #9
 
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That really is a nice picture in your advatar. No, I was really asking, though...my old kodak 330 is eating up batteries and I can't find cards to fit, and the internal memory is full. I'm looking at a Nikon Coolpix L810, and an Olympus SZ-12. Those honey gouramies are very pretty.
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:21 PM   #10
 
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Ya i love them, tons of personality and always exploring. I also have a nikon coolpix that works pretty well, just cant find the charger for it so I don't use it
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