I have a M/F pair of blue gourami in a 30 gal tank. They usually live at the top of tank, behind the filter in the most densely planted portion. About a week ago my male, who is actually smaller than the female but when compared to the female appears to have the pointed sexing fins, went into hiding in the cave accessory at the bottom of the tank. (I'm wondering if perhaps both fish are actually female and this one is "playing" male.)
Haven't been able to get a decent pic of either of them.
Is it possible, if it is a male, he is building a bubble nest there? I'm worried about disturbing him if he is, but I thought they only build those at the top of the tank?
In reviewing the posts here, I see their current home probably has too much commotion for them. Lots of bubbles, guppies, etc.
I have a 20 gal, more heavily planted with much less water motion (i.e. duckweed is growing well in there). Only houses four fry at the moment but has way more direct light as I use it to grow plants.
Should I move these two or leave them alone?