can a gourami swallow a golf ball?!? :P

  1. rae64 Well Known Member Member

    haha i know that they cant, but i went to my lfs and they had 2 thick-lip gouramis that looked like they each had swallowed a golf ball. were they egg-filled? is this normal? they looked so funny with their bulgy bellies.

    i do think there was a male in the tank... maybe he has something to do with this....
  2. Neji Member Member

    The only gourami I know that has a mouth large enough to swallow a golf ball is the Giant Gourami. Other gouramis are way too small to swallow one. Even so... golf balls will kill the fish because they can't digest it.

    I hope this helps!

  3. rae64 Well Known Member Member

    lol i was just kidding... haha but seriously these thicklip gouramis were very round! was it maybe eggs? kinda strange...
  4. TedsTank Well Known Member Member

    I saw a full grown Giant Gourami at an LFS that could swallow a golfball.
  5. rae64 Well Known Member Member

    wow D: thats big. i don't think thick lips can get that big.... lol
  6. Neji Member Member

    Probably could be eggs... but gouramis build bubble nests in which they keep the eggs in.
  7. T Fishie Member Member

    Very odd. I've had gouramis golden and blue for a couple years and I have never seen them look like they had eggs or anything in their mouths.Maybe they were diseased?
  8. rae64 Well Known Member Member

    T Fishie, it wasn't their mouths. It was their bellies!
  9. Knight1987 Initiate Member

    Maybe it was sick I dunno? All I know is the kissing gourami can be very mean.

    Couldn't they also be gravid, AKA egg-filled?
  10. Elodea Well Known Member Member

    I'm guessing dropsy or bloat. Any other ideas?