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Stressed Blue Gourami
Old 08-23-2010, 11:25 AM   #1
 
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Stressed Blue Gourami

Last week on Tuesday I introduce 2 gourami's (1 blue/1 gold) to my tank. The gold one seems to be doing fine but the blue one has lost its color and seems to be stressed and reclusive. I have noticed some agression from the gold one twards the blue one (they are both females). I also have in the tank 3 tin foil barbs and 6 plants. Yesterday I did a 30% water change because my ammonia, and nitrate levels were above .25. Also my PH is 7.6, and Nitrates are at 15. If anyone has any advice on what I can do, its greatly appreciated.

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Old 08-23-2010, 03:32 PM   #2
 
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heres a picture of this fish! Help

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Old 08-23-2010, 04:59 PM   #3
 
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Same problem I had... You will probably have to re-home Goldie or the Blue will likely end up dead. One Gourami per tank, I guess unless you have a huge tank or a mated pair. I had multiples in a 60 gallon and ended up with only 1.
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Old 08-26-2010, 05:01 PM   #4
 
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Your blue gourami is from what I can see actually an Opaline Gourami, which is some sort of altered cousin of the blue. Generally I've also heard one per tank or a mated pair but I've had abnormal success with 3 females in my 38gal. If the Gold is bullying you may want to remove her as she could bully other fish aswell. Best of luck.
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Old 08-26-2010, 05:08 PM   #5
 
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more hiding places will lessen the stress while you find a suitable home foe the aggresor
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Old 08-26-2010, 07:04 PM   #6
 
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btw your gold is beautiful
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Old 08-27-2010, 09:39 AM   #7
 
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Thank you very much! I enjoy watching her very graceful creature.
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