Hiding Male Gourami
Posted 04 November 2008 - 10:33 PM
Posted 05 November 2008 - 11:14 AM
Can you tell us what the ammonia and nitrIte levels are in the tank? If you don't have your own test kit, get it tested at the shop and get them to write down the actual numbers - some shops are prone to using words like 'fine' when there are raised levels. Any level of either ammonia or nitrite above zero is not fine despite what the shop may say. The fact that you have had white spot would suggest your levels are not perfect. Raised ammonia and/or nitrite cause the fish to be stressed and that makes them more prone to infection.
You're overstocked for a new tank of that size, and dwarf gouramis are not the hardiest of fish. They are very inbred and prone to disease. Also, I read somewhere that red tailed black sharks would harrass dwarf gouramis - you say the trouble started when you added the shark? They may not be compatible tank mates.
Posted 06 November 2008 - 09:43 AM
Hope this helps
Posted 26 January 2010 - 11:56 PM
Likewise with mine. got 1 very adventurous one right from when adding them to the tank and 1 very shy one that pops out at night for 10 mins or so when the rest of the fish are resting. Havnt ever seen the shy one eat yet.
I found that my neon gouramis did that. In my experience they are quite shy and nervous fish. I currently have 2 gouramis in my tank 1 that is adventurous and is always out in the open swiming an enjoying himself and one that is always in the plants at the back of the tanks. I have had him for about 2 months now and he is not sick or ill in anyway. He does pop out occassionally but they can be very shy like most fish.
Hope this helps
Posted 26 September 2015 - 12:36 PM
Sorry posted by accident..😊 if you would want to keep all those fish you'll have t
To get a much bigger tank.. about 30 gallons ++ ... this would make much better water quality and your fish would be much more active👍
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