My Gourami(s) may be pregnant - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 08-24-2012, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Sqbear46's Avatar
 
My Gourami(s) may be pregnant

I have researched a bit and know that they lay eggs and the daddy will take care of the nest.
I have bought/set up a 5 gal tank to try and keep the babies.

Do i take the mommy/daddy out of my 20 gal and put them into the 5 gal tank or should i just leave them in the bigger tank? Where should i be looking for the nest of eggs? I have been told it will look like a cluster of bubbles.

I do have lots of plants/breeding grass in the 20 gal tank.

Thanks,
Nicole from Calif

My new grandson........Jordan Alexander
Sqbear46 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 08-24-2012, 03:20 PM
Member
 
redchigh's Avatar
 
What kind of Gourami is it? If it's a betta or a dwarf, I'd put the male in the tank and wait until he makes a bubble nest, and then add the female. If he making a nest already?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Christople View Post
^^ genius
__________________

Soil Substrates Guide:
Part 1
--------- Part 2

_____________________
redchigh is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 08-24-2012, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Sqbear46's Avatar
 
They are a light blue color.
I'm not even sure where the nest is, as there are many plants in the tank. I was told to put a flat rock or stacking rocks as they like to lay the eggs there.

Now that i think about it i can't tell a male from a female all i know is a few are "fat" like they are pregnant.

Nicole
Sqbear46 is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 08-24-2012, 03:34 PM
Member
 
redchigh's Avatar
 
you can't really miss the next. it looks like soap suds.

Can you post a pic? Is it a Opaline Gourami Trichogaster trichopterus?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Christople View Post
^^ genius
__________________

Soil Substrates Guide:
Part 1
--------- Part 2

_____________________
redchigh is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 08-24-2012, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Sqbear46's Avatar
 
Here is my tank with one of the Gourami's

C:\Users\Nicole\Pictures\2012-08-24\Gourami.JPG


How do i download a pic on this site??

Thank you

My new grandson........Jordan Alexander

Last edited by Sqbear46; 08-24-2012 at 06:28 PM.
Sqbear46 is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 08-25-2012, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Sqbear46's Avatar
 
Anyone?

My new grandson........Jordan Alexander
Sqbear46 is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 08-27-2012, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Sqbear46's Avatar
 
Nest of bubbles??

I was told that when my Gourami lays her eggs that it will look like a "nest of bubbles" but in my 20 gal tank i have the underground filter that has the clear tubes on the sides and these make bubbles on top of the tank, so where should i be looking for a "nest" of bubbles that could be eggs??

Also when i find them do i then take the daddy and the nest of eggs out and put them into my 5 gal tank i bought esp for keeping the babies safe from the other fish before they hatch? Of course i will take daddy out when they hatch.

Now that i looked closer in the tank i think i may have 2 pregnant Gourami's.

Thank you,

My new grandson........Jordan Alexander
Sqbear46 is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 08-27-2012, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Sqbear46's Avatar
 
Pregnant Gourami?

Gourami.jpg

Ok finally got a pic of one of my pregnant gourami's

Thanks,

My new grandson........Jordan Alexander
Sqbear46 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
White gourami chasing golden gourami tigga Anabantids 14 06-23-2012 03:13 PM
pregnant gourami jollyboy23 Fish Breeding 2 03-26-2012 02:05 PM
Dwarf Gourami / Powder Blue Gourami / Red Gourami are they all same? Nuttawet Freshwater and Tropical Fish 2 08-27-2009 04:32 PM
Is blue gourami and dwarf gourami same? Do they have same maximum size? Nuttawet Freshwater and Tropical Fish 1 08-18-2009 04:07 PM
pregnant gourami? oonagi Anabantids 2 09-11-2008 10:31 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome