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post #1 of 6 Old 05-26-2007, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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golden gourami building a bubble nest

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My golden gourami is building a bubble nest. After some time the apple snails come and destroy the nest. Is there something tasty there for them in the bubbles, and should I take them out of the tank?
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post #2 of 6 Old 05-26-2007, 05:59 PM
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do you have a pair of gouramis? males build bubble nests to care for young, probably they are after the fry.
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post #3 of 6 Old 05-27-2007, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
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I have three golden gouramis. At least I think I do. The one that is the male looks different - he has no spots, is bigger and brighter. I removed the snails but the bubbles were destroyed in the morning anyway. Maybe the cories did it - they gulp up the air exactly at the place of the nest.
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post #4 of 6 Old 05-27-2007, 11:58 PM
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Female gouramis should have a rounder tip shape on the end of their dorsal fin.

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They all have sort of roundish dorsal fins - they are still young.
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post #6 of 6 Old 06-01-2007, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
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Sorry - it is true that the male's dorsal fin is sharper. I have had a closer look. But he also looks different. He is definitely a different colour and has no spots. Maybe he is a different kind of gourami. The ladies do not pay any attention neither to him nor to his nest.
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