Alright, I just read everything that I could find on the Gold Gourami and especially about breeding. I have no interest in breeding any fish but am noting some different behavior from one of my Gold Gourami.
I have just changed all the plants in my tank from fake to real and I have moved things around a bit. Tonight the larger of my gold Gourami is collecting plant debris from the tank and bringing it into one of the clay pots. It seems as though he/she is building a nest like a bird. He/she is also defending this area as though staking a claim on the pot.
From what I have read, the Gourami will build sort of a bubble nest at the surface of the water, usually in floating plants or long stemmed plants that reach the surface. So, what in the world is this little fish doing in this clay pot? Why collect the plant debris?
Has anyone ever noticed this behavior in their Gourami before? What about other fish? Do they build nest like this?
Here he/she is in the clay pot
and almost laying in the plant debris