Dwarf Gouramis have quickly become a popular fish among aquarists. Many people are unsure if they are livebearers though. In this article, we will take a closer look at Dwarf Gouramis and clarify if they are livebearers or not. So, keep reading to find out more about Dwarf Gouramis.
Are Dwarf Gouramis Livebearers?
Dwarf Gouramis are not livebearers. They belong to the percoid family of fish, which makes them closely related to both goldfish and the various species of carp. This family of fish is known for laying eggs. Dwarf Gouramis do not give live birth like guppies, mollies, platies, and swordtails (which are all livebearers).
Dwarf Gouramis lay eggs and they are very easy to breed. A male and a female will form a breeding pair and the female will begin to produce eggs. To encourage her to lay, you can feed her live or frozen brine shrimp (or any other food that she likes).
When she is ready, she will place her eggs on a solid surface. When you see this, you can place the eggs in a breeding trap or simply take them up using a spoon. It’s very easy to do. After the eggs have been removed, you can feed them to your fish or hatch them to grow some fry. Dwarf gouramis are easy to breed if you have a male and female.
What are Livebearers?
Livebearers are fish that give birth to their young after they have been fertilized by the male. There are many species of livebearers including guppies, mollies, platies, swordtails, and sharks. These fish are all very different, but they do share one thing in common. They are the only group of fish that give birth to their offspring after fertilization.
Dwarf Gouramis lay eggs while livebearers give birth to live young. If you have ever seen a guppy giving birth then you will know that it is an amazing thing to watch. It can be a little dangerous to the fish as they sometimes have trouble giving birth. There are ways to help the pregnant fish though, including using breeding nets. If the fish are in the right environment, they will usually be just fine.
All livebearers can reproduce quickly and give birth to large amounts of babies at a time. They can have hundreds or even thousands of babies when conditions are right. The downside is that their babies require infusoria for the first few days before they can eat regular foods, and they often outgrow their tanks quickly. Dwarf Gouramis on the other hand only lay a few hundred eggs at most and they grow very slowly.
So, are Dwarf Gouramis livebearers? No, they are not. They are in the percoid family of fish and their babies require infusoria for a few days before they can eat regular foods. Livebearers on the other hand give birth to live young after they have been fertilized by the male. Guppies, mollies, platies, and swordtails are all livebearers.
If you have a male and female Dwarf Gourami, then you will notice that they lay eggs. Livebearers include both fish in the percoid family and other species of fish such as guppies, mollies, platies, and swordtails. Which type do you have?