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Old 04-06-2012, 02:58 PM   #1
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Pacing Gourami

My dwarf flame gourami has been swimming back and forth in my 20 long for days now in some sort of a panic. The params are good- is this normal? He isn't bothering any of the tank mates or flashing - and he is eating normally. What is making him so frantic?
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:57 PM   #2
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In order to help we need more info. Exact water params maintenance schedule diet tank mates. Have any other fish been introduced lately.
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:03 PM   #3
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He could be being stressed out by an overly active fish.
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:23 PM   #4
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He could be being stressed out by an overly active fish.
Normally the issue with these guys. I concur.
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Old 04-08-2012, 12:04 PM   #5
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Actually I think I figured it out. I think the tank was too bright for him- he was pretty much the only fish in there besides some hidey upside down catfish and a bn pleco so it definitely wasn't being stressed by active fish. I noticed he calmed down that night and the next day I shaded the nearby window more and viola! Back to normal. He has plenty of floating plants but I think the ambient light got too strong during the afternoon. Thanks for the suggestions though!
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Glad you figured it out!
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