Can Female Gouramis Make Nests?

bcfishtanks

Hello! I'm trying to do an early sexing of my honey gourami fry. I have one male in the main tank. I had to euthanize his partner a few weeks ago due to a camallanus infestation (the meds took so long to get here, sadly). I still have their single surviving fry that hatched at the end of July (the male dropped about 99% of the eggs himself), and it's almost ready to be released to the main tank.

It's been blowing mini bubble nests for the last week or two, but it also is getting more orange fins all the way around (its body is still silver). So I'm wondering if female honeys can blow bubble nests or not, to see if that will help me be able to sex it. Thanks!
 

MyFishAddiction

Female bettas can make bubble nests, so it's possible female gouramis can.
 

jkkgron2

Female honey gouramis can blow bubble nests, but it’s still pretty uncommon. Once it gets all its color in you should have an easier time sexing it.
 

bcfishtanks

Thanks! It's frustrating how slow gouramis grow, but I have 4 month old cories that are still unsexed, too. I'm just not as concerned about them since they're in a school.
 

Similar Aquarium Threads

  • Question
Replies
2
Views
199
bcfishtanks
Replies
9
Views
3K
raita11
Replies
16
Views
373
Mii
Replies
1
Views
195
jinjerJOSH22
Replies
1
Views
608
Hunter1

Random Great Thread!

New Gourami Threads

Top Bottom