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Tirilien
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PostSubject: Unexpected grandparenthood... again   Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:09 pm

Hi all,

I've managed to unexpectedly have my dwarf gourami breed. At the moment they're unhatched in the bubble nest. I understand these are very difficult fry to keep alive so it'll be really interesting to see how they do in my community tank.

Two of my three female endlers are also gravid...

Given that this is the third species of fish I've had breed with no preparation or interference maybe it's time to find some L's Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Unexpected grandparenthood... again   Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:15 pm

Congrats on the eggs and good luck with them Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Unexpected grandparenthood... again   Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:09 pm

Congrats. Ls are alot more demanding to breed than most fish and in most cases Actuall need you to try different methods to help stimulate spawning. Good luck if you want to try tho Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Unexpected grandparenthood... again   Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:12 am

They will not survive in a community tank, as soon as they become free swimming the parents or other fish will eat them.

The critical time for gourami fry is when they become free swimming, they need to be able to break the surface tension of the water and take in air to fill the labyrinth organ.



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PostSubject: Re: Unexpected grandparenthood... again   Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:15 pm

Take them out, together with the nest. The tank must be filled with water from the community tank.

When hatched, give them zooplanktons (cyclops nauplius, daphnia nauplii, paramecium, etc.).
After the 1st week, you could feed them with vinegar eels and fresh hatched artemia nauplius.

Good luck with them!
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PostSubject: Tragedy   Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:57 am

Unfortunately over the past 48 hours I have lost both the male and the female gourami :cry:

There were no signs of disease or injury on the female. The male had a grey discolouration on the lower part of his body and was distended. He also had a red area near his mouth.

I'm still investigating possible diseases...

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PostSubject: Re: Unexpected grandparenthood... again   Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:24 pm

i am really sorry to hear you lost your fish,i hope you can discover the reason why.I don't know anything about gouramis,what happened to the eggs?
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PostSubject: Re: Unexpected grandparenthood... again   Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:45 pm

The male Dwarf Gourami will attack the females after spawning, did you see any signs of fighting or the male harassing the female?
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PostSubject: Re: Unexpected grandparenthood... again   Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:43 pm

Sorry to hear about your loss. Such a shame loosing a breeding pair too rest in peace

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PostSubject: Re: Unexpected grandparenthood... again   Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:33 pm

that sucks! sorry to hear about the losses Sad

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