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Old 12-08-2019, 11:15 PM   #1
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Honey Gouramis keep dying

Hello! I have bought about 8 Honey gouramis over the past 2 years, from the same store, and they have all died fairly mysteriously. The oldest one survived 6 months.

I have a 30 gallon community tank. It was fishlessly cycled 2 years ago, itís heavily planted, has proper filtration, and no other fish are having problems. I have 9 corycats, 7 flame tetras, 3 platies, 2 amano shrimp, and 2 nerite snails. 30% water changes are done weekly.

The fish usually show signs of odd abdominal bumps, sometimes slight bloating. Two have died from straight dropsy. They usually start floating near the bottom, until they eventually sit at the bottom. They try to eat. Some of them have issues with their swim bladder. When a fish starts acting weird, I put them in a 10 G quarantine tank and treat with medicine or aquarium salt, depending on how sick they are. None of them recover. They always stay on the bottom of the tank after death.

The water parameters have been fairly normal every time i check after each death, with a few ammonia spikes, in which i do a 50% water change or more, depending on how bad it is. these spikes are rare.

Does my LFS just buy bad Gouramis?? Do they have bad strains? All my other fish from there are fine; thereís the occasional death. Iím not sure what I could be doing and itís so demoralizing. Theyíre wonderful fish and i feel completely powerless in trying to help them.

Current parameters:
78 F
7.6 pH
0.0 ammonia
0.0 nitrite
~8 ppm nitrate

Thanks, guys.
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It does sound an issue with their stock. Although I guess they are making it to the shop so something is going on. Is your water and shop water from same source?
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It does sound an issue with their stock. Although I guess they are making it to the shop so something is going on. Is your water and shop water from same source?
No, they are different water sources, but Minnesota gets most of its water from the same place: groundwater, rain runoff, and local sources. Iíve compared the two waters, and mine is slightly more basic, but other than that theyíre pretty similar. The fish do seem to pep up with water changes.
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