05-12-2010, 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted by fryup
well i bought my pair of swordtails 4 days ago and i was wundering is it natural behaviour for them to guard a certain place because there guarding my breeder box that has all the fry in and its my poor little honey gourami that is feeling the wrath of it all.....when eer he gets close to the box thanks :):):)
Livebearer's have no protective instincts with regard to "guarding" fry and are probably more interested in eating them than guarding them. Feed the fry foods such as finely crushed veggie flakes ,spirulina flake,along with occasional brine shrimp and at around four weeks,they should be large enough not to be viewed as food by the adults and the gourami.