Honey Gourami breeding?

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Honey Gourami breeding?

Post by jacksdad » Wed Nov 20, 2019 19:25 pm

I've got 3 honey gourami, male and 2 females, had them for about 6 weeks. The male has been showing off recently:

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3 days ago, I trimmed lots of plants, and left the cuttings to float and they bunched up in a corner, now today I've noticed the start of a bubble nest [woo]
I also think both females are filling out, definitely fatter than the male, hoping that they have bred! :D

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Re: Honey Gourami breeding?

Post by jacksdad » Wed Nov 20, 2019 23:39 pm

I meant to ask: How big are the bubble nests, and do I need to do anything? Had a look online but as usual found different answers.

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Re: Honey Gourami breeding?

Post by plankton » Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:46 am

The bubble nests depend on how good the male is at making them, although I did notice that the females sometimes help.
Do you have some floating plants to hold the nest together?
When they spawn, the male wraps around the female and squeezes the eggs out of her. He then fertilizes them and pops them into the bubbles to mature and hatch.
Honeys are quite difficult to raise.

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