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Post  twocat on Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:01 pm

Does anyone want to try there luck breeding my Blue pair?


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Post  Laura_Leigh on Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:51 pm

I just got a pair of dwarf gouramis.... any suggestions on how to care for them?
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Post  twocat on Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:24 am

They are easy to care for. I feed mine a variety of flake food, brine shrimp, blood worms. They do not appear to like fast flowing water but they are very tolerant of poor water conditions, They are easy to breed however it is difficult to fine female dwarfs. If you know of where you can buy some females let me know.

The next time we do a group buy for fish I am planning on getting about three of every type of dwarfs that they have. I am currently looking for females, which you do not see too much because they do not have much color. I have some juvenile blue ( non Dwarf) that you can have if you want some.

I purchased some juvnile pearls that I hope will be big enough to breed in several months. When they breed you get a ton of babies.

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Post  Laura_Leigh on Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:47 am

As much as I hate to admit it. I got mine at walmart in taylorville. They had quite a few females. I'll post pictures of them later if I can.
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Post  twocat on Sun Jan 01, 2012 6:13 pm

Our Wal-Mart only had one and I would like to have 4 more so I will try the one in Pontac in a few days.

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Post  Laura_Leigh on Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:17 pm

If you don't find any let me know. I should be in town later this week and can pick some up. I'm hoping to be able to make it to the meeting this month. Or I can try my hand at breeding my pair
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Post  twocat on Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:08 pm

Laura,

If you go by the Taylorville store and plan on heading to Bloomington I would love to get 5 females and I would pay you for them

I will PM you my phone number if that works out.

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Post  Laura_Leigh on Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:13 pm

I'll try to run down there tomorrow. I'll see what they have!
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Post  Laura_Leigh on Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:22 pm

Is this what I think it is?

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Post  twocat on Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:01 pm

It is, I hope you have them in a tank by themselves.

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Post  Laura_Leigh on Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:42 am

Yep. Sure do. Do you still want me to get those at walmart or would you like some fry? Lol
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Post  twocat on Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:20 am

If can pick up some from wal mart that would be nice, Hopefully we can swap some fry in a couple of months.

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Post  Laura_Leigh on Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:01 pm

sure can. What do I feed these guys if/when they hatch?
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Post  twocat on Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:19 pm

PM me a address and I will send you some stuff in the mail or you can pick some stuff up at the meeting. In the mean time take a pinch of flake food and grind it up very small between your fingers.

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Post  Laura_Leigh on Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:54 pm

Shocked wait a second..... how quick should I be expecting to see these little guys? how little will they be? Will I need to put the parents in a different aquarium once they hatch?

I have to admit, I wanted to breed them eventually, but I really didnt think it would be within 4 days of me getting them. Heck, I didnt really expect them to live longer than a week with them coming from WalMart. Embarassed
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Post  Laura_Leigh on Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:03 pm

do I need to turn off my filter to prevent them from getting sucked in?
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Post  Laura_Leigh on Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:47 pm

I caught my gouramis in the act tonight. Should I pull the female tomorrow?
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Post  Laura_Leigh on Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:07 am

i saw two babies free swimming this morning! They are so tiny!
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Post  randywoowoo on Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:05 pm

Congratulations!!! You should have several hundred by tonight. I have a sponge filter in my Gourami fry tank. They really do not like getting knocked around by fast flowing water. I have had my fry for around 3 weeks now. Some have grown to about double their original size whereas others are still very tiny. I am by no means an expert at this, but I have somehow been able to keep several hundred of my fry from kicking the bucket. Keep us posted.

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Post  Laura_Leigh on Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:27 pm

yeah, I just completely unplugged my filter all together. I'll move the parents over tonight I guess. Put the main filter on the new tank. I'll get a sponge filter on Friday to get them going
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Post  twocat on Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:15 am

My Pearl gourami pair finally spawn. I was planning on taking a picture of the bubble nest to show Gina what a nest looked like but I see Laura already has a good picture of a bubble nest.

Gina this is a good picture of a bubble nest.

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Post  RainingReason112358 on Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:39 pm

Congrats Mark, You still looking for a female dwarf? I have two that are just sitting around!!!
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Post  pops48 on Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:12 pm

Betta fry will take microworms soon after they are free swimming so I would bet these would too.

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Post  twocat on Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:36 pm

I will take you upon the females. I will try to breed them to.

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