05-30-2010, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Byron
It could be rather natural behaviour, but if excessive then there could be a problem. I was going to refer you to our fish profile, but I noticed this species isn't there yet, so...
Temp range is 72-82 so 85 is rather warm; 3 degrees may not seem like much to you and me, but it is to a fish. They are quiet sedate fish that frequently cruise among floating plants, like most all gourami; they come from swamps and marshes in Asia where the water is very still and thick with plants. I mention this because while it may be natural for them to be cruising among plants, they should not be just sitting motionless.
There is also a more-increasing disease problem with gourami, Dwarf gourami iridovirus. I know nothing of this personally, but from other comments I believe it is worth considering. Someone with direct experience may comment.
thank you Byron I did lower the temp and near instantly as the temp dropped they became much more active. I will continue to keep an eye on them just in case though