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Old 02-04-2012, 01:41 PM   #1
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An anyone answer this for me , I have had various types of Gouramis and after a while there bellies seem to bloat and they die , is this. Common problem ??
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An anyone answer this for me , I have had various types of Gouramis and after a while there bellies seem to bloat and they die , is this. Common problem ??
Uh I don't think that's common.... What types of gouramis? What is their diet like? Back when I had a lot of bettas and I didn't know enough about their diet to know NOR to feed them bloodworms as a staple, many of mine had bloated stomachs. Maybe feed them de-shelled peas to help them poo.
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An anyone answer this for me , I have had various types of Gouramis and after a while there bellies seem to bloat and they die , is this. Common problem ??
What type of gouramis?

How big was the tank? What were you feeding them? What was your water quality (ammonia, nitrites, nitrates)?
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I've checked water and it's all good , is bloodworms okay for them ?
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Are they freeze-dried or frozen? How often do you feed them?
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I really dislike freeze dried bloodworms- i think they do more bad than good for my needs, so I threw out all I had. I dont need more to worry about!
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i have 7 dwarf gourami's which i've had for over a year and bloated bellysis not normal. he is a profile on gourami's to read.
Tropical Fish for Freshwater Aquariums: Dwarf Gourami Labyrinth Fish

you'll note that they like meaty food as well as algae. i feed mine live BLACK worms. they love them and i think it keeps them in top form. if you can't find the worms at a local fish store you can order them on the internet. good luck.
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