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Old 04-10-2006, 04:46 PM   #1
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Red Dwarf Gourami going crazy

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I truly hope someone can help... I've got a red dwarf gourami that started to go back and forth 2 days ago and that never stops now. It is in a corner moving back and forth like crazy and stopped eating. It's the only fish doing it. PH is 7.2, ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 5ish, I do pwc 25% every week or so and the population consists of neons, gouramis, rasboras and a algea eater. I lost another one just like that 1 month ago ..... No trace of ick or fungal desease no other symptom....

Does anyone have an idea of what is happening?

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Is it sorta flipping around like it has no sense of direction? If so, that usually indicates swim bladder problems and an internal bacterial infection. Unfortanelty, once a fish exhibits these symptoms, it's usually too late. I would get some Maracyn 2 from the store as soon as possible, tonight would be ideal. It is a gram negative antibiotic. Since you have been having problems, it sure wouldn't hurt to dose your tank. You can also feed medicated anti-bacterial food to the rest of your fish as a preventative measure.

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Thanks for the help. Unfortunately you were right, after only a few hours in my quarantine tank it died without me having time to get medicine....

Thanks a lot, I'll wait a few days to see if the remaining are ok before getting a new one.
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Sorry to hear that Don't feel bad, it was not your fault. By the time internal infections show any signs its usually too late. I would grab some medicated anti-bacterial food and feed it for the next 3 days or so, as a preventative measure.
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