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Old 03-23-2019, 02:27 PM   #1
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Sick gourami

Hi guys I have a 20 gallon tall tank with 2 female swordtails 4 female guppies 2 male guppies 1 corydora 1 nerite snail and 1 male gourami. The tank has been setup for around 15 months and I put the water parameters that I just took post water change down below my problem is the male gourami he has been sitting tilted upwards in the back corner ( this is the corner of death on my tank any fish that stays there a long time usually is there to die) he was fine for a month and then he started doing this a few days ago and I dont know why everyone else is fine all thriving and this guy is barely surviving I have an anubias barteri in the middle which is doing fine and a couple of those tall plants still babies growing in the back (I forgot the name of them) the first time I had a gourami it didnt go anywhere and just sat at the bottom and after a while it was nipped at and died I really don't wanna lose another one and am looking for any tips to help get this one better ps I forgot to mention earlier but he hasent eaten in a couple days and when he did eat he didnt eat that much again thank you guys.
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Old 03-24-2019, 10:39 AM   #2
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Is he getting bullied by the other fish?
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Old 03-24-2019, 10:51 AM   #3
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No really that much
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Old 03-24-2019, 12:03 PM   #4
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Is there enough oxygen in there for him? Like do you have an airstone or live plants? Do you leave the water an inch from the lid?
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Yes I have a bubble bar in the back and about an inch of air in the top
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Old 03-24-2019, 12:15 PM   #6
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Ok is he gasping for air? If not he could just be shy or stressed.
Is he showing any signs of having a parasite?
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He is keeping his nooglehump (I think that's what it's called) on the surface but hes not gulping air more than normal. He was fine and then he just started doing this
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I'm on my phone so it won't let me paste a link but I reccomend that you google signs of internal parasite in fish and see if you recognize any symptoms.
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Ok will do thank you
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I've read through the diseases that he could have and I think that it's an internal parasite. To get rid of this can I give him salt dips? And if not will he be able to fight it with just clean water. Or is medication the only option because at the moment I do not have another tank to put him in
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