Hey! First post here
I recently got two gouramis and to my delight, the male built a nest and they laid eggs! Soon there were tiny fry clinging to the bubbles and the dad was constantly watching them and guarding them from everyone.
Of course in a few days they started swimming and soon disappeared. Iím sure they were eaten or more likely sucked into the filter.
Next time the gouramis have babies I want to be ready!
I could set up a whole new breeding tank but I have chronic health problems and Iím really not up for maintaining two tanks. Is my best bet here to buy or build some kind of fry box to hang in the community tank? And if so should I try to surround the bubble nest, or transfer the babies into the box? If I surround the bubble nest, can I let the dad stay in the box with his babies for a while? Heís such a good attentive dad and heíd be so sad if I blocked him out!
Any advice would be appreciated!
Some more info on the tank:
I have a 55 gallon planted tank that was supposed to be a Walstad tank but then plants started dying and I started adding ferts XD Anyway, it has lots of plants, a huge piece of driftwood, a power head filter, LED lights, and two heaters. I have two yo-yo loaches, two tetras, one oto, and two gouramis. (I lost several tetras and otos to Ich recently.) I also have pond snails and cherry shrimp in there.