Earlier this week I discovered that my sparkling gourami had spawned. This was a surprise to me as I thought I had two males. I was in my LFS today and mentioned that they had spawned and I wasn't really sure what to do if any of the fry survived to become juveniles. The LFS offered to buy any that survived (as they love to sell locally bred fish) and gave me a bag full of BBS for the babies. I already have microworm and grindal worm cultures (as this is what I feed the fish). So I thought, let's give this a go! I set up a make shift breeder box (from an old yoghurt container and some twist ties to hold it in place). I then carefully took a loseleaf tea strainer (this is a very British fish keeping experience) and caught 10 of the free swimming babies to see if I can raise them. There are still a fair few swimming around so who knows, some may survive on their own. It's all an experiment! I plan to keep this post updated. The babies are currently in the large yoghurt container (clear) with a well decomposed Indian almond leaf and some water lettuce. I'm also culturing some infusoria in another floating container. Any tips and advice gladly accepted.