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mileshs95 11-16-2011 08:09 PM

Gourami bubble-nesting or just bubbles?
 
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Hello everyone, i have a lot of bubbles in my tank and i was wondering, is this a bubblenest from my gourami or just bubbles? i recently put a heater in the tank for winter and didn't know if the bubbles might be from that? if they are in fact the gourami's bubble nest, does this mean it is a male? also does it mean he/she is sexually mature? thanks

thekoimaiden 11-16-2011 09:20 PM

That looks identical to the bubble nests my bettas make. Knowing the relation between gourami and betta I would say that yes, that is a bubble nest. I would also say that you have a male gourami as males are usually the ones that build them. Bubble nests mean the fish is happy. So keep up the good work!


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