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Sqbear46 08-24-2012 03:16 PM

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.

Nicole from Calif

redchigh 08-24-2012 03:20 PM

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?

Sqbear46 08-24-2012 03:24 PM

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.


redchigh 08-24-2012 03:34 PM

you can't really miss the next. it looks like soap suds.

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

Sqbear46 08-24-2012 06:22 PM

Here is my tank with one of the Gourami's


How do i download a pic on this site??

Thank you

Sqbear46 08-25-2012 09:55 PM


Sqbear46 08-27-2012 11:19 PM

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,

Sqbear46 08-27-2012 11:32 PM

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


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