01-30-2007, 09:03 AM
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Firstly that is a powderblue gourami sometimes also sold as dwarf gouramis. Gouramis are very hard to breed even for the expert fish keeper. signs of breeding once the female is fat and gravid the male will attempt to build the bubblenest and entice the female to breed. Watch for the male and female to â€œdanceâ€ together. He will cup her body and wiggle beside her in an effort to have her release her eggs to be met by his milt. Once the fertilization has taken place, the fish break apart and the male will collect the eggs to the nest. They will repeat this sequence over the next few hours.
Are you sure its a female? male gouramis have a tendancy to fight each. You should try and sex them if your not sure this may help.
Males are usually a bit smaller than the female, and are slimmer in overall girth. Females have a rounded belly compared to the males. However, the dorsal (top) fin is the most distinctive difference that can be seen between males and females. The dorsal fin of the female is short and rounded, while the male has a longer dorsal that comes to a point.
Your lfs or local pet store should have an aquarium test kit.
See if you can get a test kit and post us your params and we can go from there. :)