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teamforcier 10-30-2012 06:26 PM

Established tank - New Gourmis nipping at ADF
 
I have an established 10g tank with 2 Glofish, 3 Black Skirt Tetras and one African Dwarf (we had a second that died a month ago).

Today I added a Sunset Gourami and a Dwarf Gourami to the tank and have noticed that the Gouramis are nipping at the ADF (I can actually see little pieces of skin hanging from his body). I moved the AFD to a breeder to keep it safe but am worried that I am going to have to return the Gouramis.

Would this be better if I had more than one AFD? Is there any chance that the Gouramis will be less aggressive once they are used to the tank? Please help...

Irishstar30 10-30-2012 08:03 PM

All Gourami species are generally considered "Semi-Agressive" - - It is likely they will continue to bully and nip at the dwarf frog. There is a chance it could subside, however, at what cost? Dwarf Frogs are best kept with docile tank mates such as Corys - Neon Tetras - Some Danios - Platies and so on. Good luck!

fish monger 10-30-2012 08:08 PM

ADFs are all but defenseless. I think the frog needs a home of his own with another frog friend once he has healed. If that is not possible, take the gouramis back. Just my opinion. I have two ADFs in a 10 gallon community tank and, if I saw anything picking at them, the culprit would be gone.


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