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problem with new gourami?
Old 01-20-2010, 02:18 PM   #1
 
problem with new gourami?

I got a new cobalt blue dwarf gourami yesterday and when I first introduced him to the tank, he went insane. I just assumed it was from being in a new environment, although none of my other fish have done this. By last night, he seemed to be better so I thought all was well. This morning, though, he was back at it again. He won't eat and spends all his time swimming almost in a panic up and down against the end of the tank. Every other fish I've got seemed right at home from the minute I put them in the tank. Do gouramis just take longer to adapt, or is something wrong?
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Old 01-20-2010, 06:07 PM   #2
 
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Mine did the same thing. It was in a QT, so I wasn't sure what to do. I decided to keep it and to wait and see, and it took a week or so to look somewhat comfortable in the 20 gallon tank. I quarantined it for 6 weeks, cause I was convinced something was wrong with it. It's been in the hex for a while now without any problems, but I really didn't expect it to make it.

Gouramis tend to be very shy when first introduced, and can take a week or more to get comfortable. But like I said, it's usually shy, not insane.
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Old 01-22-2010, 10:44 PM   #3
 
Ok, thanks. He finally is starting to eat some today, but only a bite or two.
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Old 01-22-2010, 11:31 PM   #4
 
Mine took a while. Try to feed them some floating worms of some kind. Mine really like blood worms. But I had one really freek out like yours, but after about a week or maybe a little more he started to do better now, after a month or so he's real good, he even swims between my fingers now, and doesn't seem to be scared of anything exept the other neon blue DG, but he just swims slightly out of his way.
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Old 01-24-2010, 01:56 AM   #5
 
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Floating plants can really do wonders when it comes to making your gouramies feel at home.
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:06 AM   #6
 
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Floating plants can really do wonders when it comes to making your gouramies feel at home.

I completely agree, though my QT has a lot of floating plants in it.
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