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JonBurton 07-07-2012 01:34 PM

My Dwarf Gourami wont go near my 10 Guppies. HELP
 
Hey I just traded 2 gouramis that were bullying my dwarf gourami for 10 Guppies(I would like to start breeding) . He is hiding in his little ship and wont come out. Should I just give this time? Or what should I do? Thanks

Jon

maxw47 07-07-2012 02:00 PM

What size tank is this? He might just be settling in. Parameters? Thanks!

JonBurton 07-07-2012 02:02 PM

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Originally Posted by maxw47 (Post 1145104)
What size tank is this? He might just be settling in. Parameters? Thanks!

It is a 10 Gallon tank. All the guppies aren't very big at the moment. But they all stay in one small group. He came out of the ship but he wont go near them at all.

maxw47 07-07-2012 02:11 PM

Hmmm, that seems like a lot of guppies for a 10 gallon. I would recommend having only 5 (1M 4F). Is this tank cycled? What are your water parameters? Those are probably the problem.

jaysee 07-07-2012 04:42 PM

I agree, that's too many guppies for a 10, especially because they will make more. The 10 is a bit small for a DG, as well. Sounds like its stressed. Stress can make a fish seem shy, though it can also flip one day and the fish can get aggressive.

What were you hoping the gourami would do with the guppies??

JonBurton 07-07-2012 04:43 PM

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Originally Posted by jaysee (Post 1145199)
I agree, that's too many guppies for a 10, especially because they will make more. The 10 is a bit small for a DG, as well. Sounds like its stressed. Stress can make a fish seem shy, though it can also flip one day and the fish can get aggressive.

What were you hoping the gourami would do with the guppies??

Haha no I wasn't hoping the dwarf gourami would do anything. I just want my guppies to breed I meant. But he is getting used to the guppies now.


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