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Gourami suddenly being attacked
Old 11-12-2007, 09:58 AM   #1
 
Gourami suddenly being attacked

In the last 2 weeks I noticed my large male Gourami has bites all over him, the female is fine, and so are the other little ones. He's been in the tank for probably 8 months without any problems, the only fish I have added recently are about 2 months ago I added 3 silver dollar fish, a bala shark, and 4 little tiger barbs about a month ago, could it be one of these guys who are doing it? One of the silver dollars is pretty much the same size as him, but none of the other fish have marks on them. Is there anything I can do to save him? I have another tank with 2 of my pond Black Moors for the winter, could I put him in there? It's not heated though.
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Old 11-12-2007, 01:03 PM   #2
 
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how big is ur tank?

i would say without a doubt its the tiger barbs. they are nippers and also all barbs are known to attack when in smaller groups.
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Old 11-12-2007, 05:05 PM   #3
 
It's a 65gal. Is there anything I can do? Will getting more Tiger Barbs help?
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Old 11-12-2007, 05:53 PM   #4
 
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It's a 65gal. Is there anything I can do? Will getting more Tiger Barbs help?
I don't think so. Seeing as tiger barbs are fin nippers themselves, it is very risky. My option would be to remove them. Tiger barbs and gouramis should never be mixed in the first place.
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