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    Honey Gourami Sinking - NEW SYMPTOM: PINK SORE

    I wanted to give an update for anyone who may be watching. I kept the female in isolation for about 3 weeks (I think.) With daily water changes. Her behavior had returned to her normal, spunky self, so put the female back in the main tank on Friday afternoon. Her and the male had been...
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    Honey gourami eggs in main tank

    Update: So last night it became clear my male did not have this under control. So every time I saw an egg floating on the other side of the tank, I collected it with a turkey battery and put it in my specimen container. This morning I have about 50 eggs that have matured so that I can see...
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    Honey gourami eggs in main tank

    I think it's going to be a moot point. Without a bubble nest, he seems to have lost most of the eggs
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    Honey gourami eggs in main tank

    My female honey gourami was in a isolation tank for about 3 weeks to heal an injury. When she got out, her man was happy to see her. There was a bubble nest yesterday. It's gone today, but now there appears to be a bunch of eggs in the corner. Mom, Dad, and pygmy cories are the only fish in the...
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    Honey Gourami Sinking - NEW SYMPTOM: PINK SORE

    Update: There is a noticeable improvement in behavior today! She is no longer lethargic and is swimming around the quarantine tank. The quarantine tank is next to the main tank and the male and female are hanging out on either side of the glass. The swim bladder issues seem to be resolved as...
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    Honey Gourami Sinking - NEW SYMPTOM: PINK SORE

    @Colin_T Thanks for the advice! Do you recommend any particular medications to have on hand? It's a bit of a drive for me to get to the local fish store, but I'll be in the area tomorrow.
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    Honey Gourami Sinking - NEW SYMPTOM: PINK SORE

    Good news, the patch of what I think is fungus fell off after less than 12 hours of the salt treatment. I'm continuing to monitor water quality and behavior.
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    Honey Gourami Sinking - NEW SYMPTOM: PINK SORE

    The infection appears to be deepening, with new red areas. (Photo attached). She ate the food in the tank though.
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    Honey Gourami Sinking - NEW SYMPTOM: PINK SORE

    @Colin_T I'm 99% certain they are male and female. Body shape, fin shape, and coloration are different. There is a photo of each fish attached. I completed water changes and Ammonia, Nitrates, and Nitrite are all zero. (checking every 12 hours - stable at those readings since Wednesday...
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    Honey Gourami Sinking - NEW SYMPTOM: PINK SORE

    This is totally bizarre, but I am in the middle of a 50% water change, and they appear to be trying to mate. They are circling each other closely, wiggling, nipping. The female is receptive, she's not swimming away. There isn't a bubble nest. My plan is to slowly add salt this evening and...
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    Honey Gourami Sinking - NEW SYMPTOM: PINK SORE

    Thank you so much for your continued advice! A new symptom appeared this morning: A light pink sore on her side, behind her gill. It is not a bump, but more like an indent. I am attaching photos. Is this an injury, or an infection? She still hasn't been using her dorsal fins much, (right in...
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    Honey Gourami Sinking - NEW SYMPTOM: PINK SORE

    Update: She seems to be having issues regulating swim bladder in both directions. I noticed her floating too much one time when checking on the tank, sinking another time. Is swim bladder primarily a diet issue? I'm wondering if live plants to nibble on is the answer... unfortunately, no...
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    Honey Gourami Sinking - NEW SYMPTOM: PINK SORE

    Thanks for the suggestions! I tried to get a video, but aside from looking lethargic, she looks like she is swimming just fine right now. I guess I need to keep doing the water changes. (I originally had gravel, and was having issues with decomposing food, so I had to change the substrate to...
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    Honey Gourami Sinking - NEW SYMPTOM: PINK SORE

    PS. I did do a 30% water change about 2 days ago, 12 hours before these symptoms appeared. I am trying to get the ammonia level down. The water changes stress out the gouramis so much though. I'm not sure if I should keep doing them (smaller water changes daily?) or if the stress they cause...
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    Honey Gourami Sinking - NEW SYMPTOM: PINK SORE

    My female honey gourami has been off for a couple of days (36-48 hours). When she stops moving, she sinks, tail first, towards the bottom. She can still swim around fine and quite quickly if she is scared. She isn't using her dorsal fins much. The male has them moving constantly... but hers...
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