gourami

  1. S

    Gourami won't eat or move

    Hello everyone, I've looking after my wife's fish while she's away. There is one honey gourami who has not eaten for about a week. He just stays in the top corner of the tank. He doesn't too pale. Certainly not at the moment. Because of the way the tank is built, he seems to have chosen this...
  2. HevvyC

    New 20 Gallon Starter Tank - Advice? :)

    Hey guys, I've just bought a 100L/ 20 gallon tank and I'm waiting to pick it up at the moment. Very excited! It comes with 2 internal filters (both Aquael 700) and a heater which is great. I was looking into keeping some honey gouramis, platies, neon tetras and maybe some leopard cory's? Nice...
  3. Jan Cavalieri

    Bladder Disease - Is it time to Euthanize? But I don't want to!

    My powder blue dwarf gourami has had this for 4-5 weeks now. First and second time it was a distinct tilt and inability to swim straight, this time it's hanging vertically, with the head at the top. I can snap her out of it for a few minutes by repositioning her. She cab even straighten...
  4. C

    How to tell which one is a female or a male?

    i'm new to having fish (Please excuse my english I normaly speak french). 2 of my gouramis are making a bubble nest.. and I was wondering what should I do about that.. I have 3 gouramis. The only one not making a nest is a dwarf (blue) and he couldnt care less about the two other lol. My...
  5. T

    Suspected dwarf gourami illness PLEASE HELP!!

    So I bought 2 dwarf gouramis about 5 months back and after around a week one died. I put this down to stress as I didn't see any symptoms, he just died but now, the remaining one has recently had a long string of white poop coming out of him constantly so I fed mashed peas for a few days. We now...
  6. Jan Cavalieri

    What kind of Gourami is this?

    Got her about 8 months ago from a small local fish store that didn't have names on half the stuff. Anyway - the owner said it was a "Chocolate Gourami" - so I bought 2 took them home and one died immediately along with other fish he had. I actually have two real Chocolate Gourami's - and their...
  7. Jan Cavalieri

    Swim Bladder issues in a Gourami - going on 3+ weeks now

    a couple weeks ago I noticed one of my dwarf powder blue Gourami was not coming up to the top to get air. Interestingly, I had JUST read an article that insisted that Gourami are "obligatory air breathers" meaning they must come up for air while Betta's are "Facilitative air breathers" that...
  8. Jan Cavalieri

    How often do Gourami need to get air? Sick Gourami?

    Ok, another one of Jan's long posts. I'm trying to use paragraphs now. I have had two powder blue Dwarf Gourami's since June 1, 2019. They were some of the first fish I ever purchased and have been very healthy. Suddenly one of the two NEVER comes up for air unless I force her to. Then...
  9. W

    Gourami lying on the bottom

    Hi all, My golden gourami has been living in my dad’s tank for a while now, almost a year. (I raised him in a twenty gallon and he moved to the sixty when he got bigger). He lives with some angels and discus and my comet goldfish as well, who are all healthy. Recently for the past couple of...
  10. Jan Cavalieri

    What is going on with this tank

    It's Jan again - long story ahead, I know you love it: I recently purchased a new tank to break up a group of peaceful and aggressive Gourami's as well as most likely purchase a few new fish. So purchased a new 29 gal glass tank. It has a lovely heater I've been keeping at about 78 degrees, a...
  11. S

    Gourami Compatibility

    Hello again! Since the success of the last forum when it comes to having my questions answered, I figured I’d post another. So as of right now I have a fully cycled, planted, hexagonal 40 Gal tank with three Gourami (one neon blue dwarf, one samurai dwarf and one licorice dwarf) but I wanna add...
  12. T

    My fish all at war this morning!? Nothings changed. What's happening?

    Hi everyone Is it normal for all fish to have aggressive days? I have had my 120litre tank set up for 5 months now with no real problems yet. Doing weekly water changes and feeding a variety of foods. Water levels Ammonia - 0 Nitrite - 0 Nitrate - 20ppm Ph - 8 (our tap water is 7.8) Kh- 178 GH...
  13. Jan Cavalieri

    Anyone have a Red and Blue Gourami turn Black?

    These are two fish I've had since April - the only disappointment was that the "Red and Blue" consisted 90% red, and you could barely see any blue as shown in the picture. I figured they just needed some time to mature. Well now they are both turning Black. One is completely black on both sides...
  14. yardsales

    Golden Gourami lost some scales?

    Hi, so I have a golden gourami. I inspect him thoroughly every day when I feed him. Tonight he looked great, but I just got home from work today and I immediately noticed a small spot on his back. It looks like he lost some scales. Im trying to be hopeful and tell myself maybe he hit the rock...
  15. J

    Identifying Flukes in Fish

    Hi, New here and not entirely sure this is an 'emergency' or not but couldn't find a "fish health" section on here. I have a pretty well planted 40 gallon tank and have noticed my fish flicking and twitching parts of themselves onto plants , gravel or anything else in the tank. I noticed it a...
  16. A

    Urgent! Is this a Thicklip or a Honey Gourami?

    I have 4 gouramis that I ordered from Live Aquaria. They were listed as Honey Gourami (Colisa chuna). Did i get Thicklip Gouramis shipped to me instead? This one pictured is about 1.5 inches in length. I have an Aquamaxx 22 long (36in*12in*12in) and it will not be enough for thicklips I think. I...
  17. S

    Sick Gourami

    So about a week and a half ago, I got a new female opaline gourami. For the first day or two she was very shy and not eating, but after a couple days she was swimming around and acting normal. Cut to a couple days ago, and she started acting lethargic, either staring into the corner or resting...
  18. Tool13x

    Paradise Fish compatability with Barbs and Danios?

    I have a 55 gallon planted tank that is currently stocked with Rosy Barbs, Odessa Barbs, Leopard Danios, Oto cats, and Zebra Loaches. Would I be able to put a Paradise fish or Dwarf Gouarami in there with the current stocking without any issues? I can relocate the Otos to another tank if need...
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    Tank update!

    Unlike most of my other threads that just ask questions in a panic, this one is just me sharing exciting and sad things. In the past week I've had two mollies die. My black one who I assumed has brain damage due to a recent incident, this one I knew was coming she was not eating and lost weight...
  20. A

    I was tricked, now I need guidance.

    So, I'm super new to this. Some how I got roped into getting a fish tank -per my husband- for our 3 year old. (facepalm emoji) Yup. I was all set to get a Betta and a 2.5-5 gallon tank. The prices for these small tanks we're almost as much as for the tank 'we' settled on. a 13 gallon...
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