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Old 09-12-2013, 01:22 PM   #1
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Strange gourami!

I recently bought a pair of gouramis! One of them is a much darker colour and has recently gotten a lot larger and it's stomach area is significantly bigger, it's currently resting at the bottom of the tank which it never does! Any idea what's wrong?
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:30 PM   #2
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I don't know if I can help but can you post a picture.
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:33 PM   #3
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That's it from behind!! Can't get round for a front view!

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Old 09-12-2013, 01:37 PM   #4
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And the side
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Old 09-12-2013, 03:53 PM   #5
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It could be swim bladder but I don't know for sure. If it is you may want to not feed it for about three days and feed it a boiled pea on the third day.
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Old 09-12-2013, 04:14 PM   #6
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Thank you!! Ill look that up
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Old 09-12-2013, 04:37 PM   #7
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Is it a dwarf? I know they have a specific disease that only affects them. I had two both of which died from it. They became bloated as well and listless on the bottom prior to dying unfortunately.
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Old 09-12-2013, 04:41 PM   #8
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I'm pretty sure it is.. The pet shop called it a "chocolate gourami"! Fingers crossed it isn't that then :/
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Yeah sounds like a dwarf, don't want to make you upset, but it's not good that's on the substrate since they are air breathers.

Mine held on only an extra two days after it bloated and went lethargic.
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Don't worry, I thought it was going to die the day i got it but he's help up for a month or so :/ anyway I can stop this or is it destined for doom?
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If it's DG disease then no, and unfortunately you will probably never be able to keep another DG without it getting it from what I understand. Normal gouramis are unaffected though.
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Okay!! Thank you for your help!
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It could be swim bladder but I don't know for sure. If it is you may want to not feed it for about three days and feed it a boiled pea on the third day.
If it is its swim bladdr it would be floating on top.
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Okay!! Thank you for your help!
No problem!
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If it is its swim bladdr it would be floating on top.
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I have got conflicting information on that. I had a raged barb that had trouble getting down, and I was too that it would sink if it had swim bladder issues.

The tiger barb got over it eventually.
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Looks like DG disease to me
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