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Old 01-04-2013, 05:11 AM   #1
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Golden gourami

I have only noticed recently that one of my Gouramis, has an oddly shaped mouth. I've tried to take a photo but he is just a little shy. Bottom lip doesn't seem to line up with upper lip like a jaw being dislocated an shoved over to one side. My question is, will this have long term health problems my Gourami? At present he seems fine but just want make sure

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These are probably the best shots I could get, he keeps dashing away in front of the camera....
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:03 PM   #2
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If it is genetically acquired he should be okay, as long as he can eat. If it's a result of an injury or disease, then monitor him carefully and treat accordingly. Look into Flexibacter columnaris as a possibility.

What other fishes are in the tank?

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There is a dwarf gourami, rainbow shark, 4 harlequin raspboras (saved from a friends tank) a couple of bala sharks and an altum angelfish. They all seem to get along fine in a 35 gallon. So far my golden gourami doesn't seem to have any problems at feeding time
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Lots of fish sharing the same water column here. Not saying this is an aggression issue, but just keep an eye on them, especially the angelfish.

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There is a dwarf gourami, rainbow shark, 4 harlequin raspboras (saved from a friends tank) a couple of bala sharks and an altum angelfish. They all seem to get along fine in a 35 gallon. So far my golden gourami doesn't seem to have any problems at feeding time
Do you have plans on rehoming some of those fish in the near future? Specifically the bala sharks?
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Do you have plans on rehoming some of those fish in the near future? Specifically the bala sharks?
Definitely getting a 110g in a couple of months to move my cichlids into and will move the bala sharks into the 75g. My Oscar has almost doubled in size since getting him a month or so ago.
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