10-24-2010, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by iamgray
It's like I said in my first reply - he is building a bubble nest. It's when they blow bubbles at the surface of the water, often using floating plants at the surface to anchor the bubbles. Once enough bubbles are there, the bubble nest is where the female would deposit eggs (if you had a female in your tank, that is). Bettas do it too. There is nothing strange about the behaviour. Google "gourami bubble nest" and you will find tons of information... it's pretty cool if you ask me, and super neat to watch!
Would be happy to see a bubble nest for the first time in my life in my own aquarium :). But the prob is he gave up doing that. No floating bubble yet. I googled about bubble nest and found that they need plan which I dont have :(. Can they make bubble nest without any plant ?
Originally Posted by kaythenewbie
Male Gouramis build bubble nests whether or not there is a female around. Don't worry about your fish. It's a good thing. A bubble nest means that your Gourami is happy and healthy in your tank. As for the aggression, male dwarf Gouramis can be territorial. Especially while building and guarding a bubble nest. He will probably chase off all other fish from the nest, but male Gouramis are generally most aggressive to other male Gouramis. I don't know how to calm aggression, but I'm sure someone on this forum will reply with advice.
PS, if the bubble nest bothers you, just scoop it out with your net or gravel vac. Problem solved! at least, until he builds a new one.
Watching a bubble nest made by a tiny fish would be so cool. But its been 2 days no bubble nest yet. Since I dont have any plant in my aquarium. Could it be the reason that he gave up bubbling ?
I have uploaded both of my Dwarf Gouramis . What do you think are they male of female ?