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post #1 of 8 Old 10-17-2009, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb Nest for gourami

I have a powder blue dwarf gourami that I'd like to set him up a spot in the tank that he can make a nest any ideas about an easy setup?
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post #2 of 8 Old 10-17-2009, 08:05 PM
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My secret is salvinia. Specifically salvinia has really fine, almost fuzzy roots that hold bubbles REALLY well. My guy's nest can get up to 8" in diameter in salvinia.
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post #3 of 8 Old 10-17-2009, 08:07 PM
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Are you trying to breed the gourami? When I had Gouramis, I added some fake plants from the reptile section. They had suction cups, to hold them in place at the top of the tank, where I wanted them. Gouramis find great comfort in floating plants, real or fake. Breeding gouramis, I know nothing about.

Just read kellys post, my gouramis never made a nest.
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post #4 of 8 Old 10-17-2009, 11:40 PM
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Floating plants are frikkin' KEY. I don't breed, but the plants help stop the bubblenest from 'scattering' in the current of the filter.
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post #5 of 8 Old 10-18-2009, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
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no he's the lone gourami, i do have some fake grassy things i could uproot for him. I just figured i'd try to do something for him so he don't hang out by the heater all day
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post #6 of 8 Old 10-19-2009, 02:30 PM
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How big is your tank and whats the stocking like? Do you have many plants and decorations for him to investigate?
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post #7 of 8 Old 10-21-2009, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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i have a few fake plants. it's a 55g there are 6 fish all still pretty small i thought about live plants but i have 2 fish that love to dig, my severum and geophagus. i noticed on day after cleaning the tank i had fake plant matt floating on the top and he seemed to follow it around the top. i also have been looking for a free floating plant that they i won't have to worrie about being dug up.
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post #8 of 8 Old 10-23-2009, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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Here he is laying claim to the new center piece i put in the tank, he's like a little stick of dynomite lol
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