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Gouramis Fish are one of my favorite Tropical Freshwater Fish. I have been in the tropical fish hobby for over forty five years now and out of all the fish I have mated the Gouramis are by far the easiest. This article will explain how I care, raise and profit mating my tropical fish. I have mated the Blue or Three Spot Gourami several times and different each time. I've mated them in a five gallon tank and in a ten gallon tank, the only difference is they have so many babies, after the third week you need a ten gallon to keep all the fry in.

I remember the first couple of times I mated the Blue Gourami I was only getting about a five percent survival rate out of 400-600 fry or about 20-30 past the 2-week stage. I think the main cause was the food was to big for them to eat. If this happens when you try to raise baby try mixing baby dried powder in a little warm water in a cup and pour it into the tank, you will notice instead of floating on top of the water. it slowly sinks to the bottom and you will notice the fry will start eating. I guess before it floated on top of the water and was to hard for them to get to or the tiny flake was to hard for them to chew and digest. But this boosted my survival rate to seventy-five per cent . You only have to do this about eight days then they can eat it on top of the water, followed by flake food in three weeks.

My mated pair of Blue gouramis are the most prolific fish I have ever raised and mated, they have mated 5 times in 4 months. Having an average of about 500 fry each time but not all survive. But to have over 2000 babies every 4 months is truly remarkable. That would be over 6000 per year and if you can get a 75 per cent survival rate you are talking right at 4500 fish per year.

Now someone with a little ambition could sell all these fish to pet shops, fish stores, on the internet for as much as a dollar each once they reach almost 2 inches, thats cheap in the stores they sell for around $3.50 each. That would be easy money, and just think of all the different species you could raise and make a profit. Just in the Gouramis fish alone you have the Pearl Gourami, Gold Gourami, Opaline Gourami, Moonlight Gourami, Kissing Gourami, Honey Gourami, Chocolate Gourami, Dwarf Gourami and a few more I haven't heard of yet. But you can see where a great deal of Profit can be made in the Tropical Fish Hobby Business. And that's just the Gouramis Fish What about all the others, well that's another story.

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