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Gold Gourami breeding conditions/behavior
Old 07-17-2010, 06:29 AM   #11
 
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how cute is that it's mate???
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Old 07-17-2010, 07:24 AM   #12
 
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how cute is that it's mate???
Thanks Kitten-penang

I honestly don't know. I am not sure that they paired up but they are the only 2 Gold Gourami in the tank. They are just weird. First the large one is defending this pot and filling it will plant debris and then the smaller one is laying in it. Very odd. Maybe it isn't odd at all for this type of fish but I have never noticed such behavior in fish before.

Guess I never thought a lot about fish sleeping but I certainly didn't think they made beds out of plant debris and laid down on the bottom of the tank. I guess you learn something new ever day.
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Old 07-17-2010, 09:42 AM   #13
 
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well maybe they are planning on mating.since there's a few blue ones around the pot will make a better nesting site.
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Old 07-17-2010, 01:52 PM   #14
 
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This is a bit odd. Some general info on this species: they are bubblenest spawners, the male builds the bubblenest in floating plants near the surface. I have never heard of "nests" elsewhere, but that doesn't mean it may not occur though unlikely. The pair embrance under the nest, the eggs are spit into it, and the male will drive the female away. She needs protection, cover. Her behaviour in the pot suggest this. Perhaps this is her attempt to avoid the male because she is not ready. I would have to be there to observe their interaction in order to suggest anything else.
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Old 07-17-2010, 05:34 PM   #15
 
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I thought it was odd too from all that I have read about Gourami but I am pretty new so I wasn't sure.
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Old 07-17-2010, 06:01 PM   #16
 
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I thought it was odd too from all that I have read about Gourami but I am pretty new so I wasn't sure.
Just observe things, let us know if you notice anything. I don't see any issue here fish-wise, just a curiosity.
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Old 07-17-2010, 06:15 PM   #17
 
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Will do, thanks.
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