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doraslilhitman 01-11-2009 02:55 PM

ragged fins and sluggishness
 
i have 4 three spot gouramis in a 20 gallon tank, two are babies barely at 2 inches and are gold and two are medium sized, around 3-4 inches. the two big ones are not as active and tend to hide among caves and plants. one has slightly ragged fins and keeps them closed.

i JUST changed the water and a fungus clear medicine dose. what could be the problem?

Sj45 01-14-2009 11:08 PM

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Originally Posted by doraslilhitman (Post 162593)
i have 4 three spot gouramis in a 20 gallon tank, two are babies barely at 2 inches and are gold and two are medium sized, around 3-4 inches. the two big ones are not as active and tend to hide among caves and plants. one has slightly ragged fins and keeps them closed.

i JUST changed the water and a fungus clear medicine dose. what could be the problem?

Sounds like fin rot...I'd look that up and go get a cure a.s.a.p.

possibly high water ammonia, do you have the water parameters?

doraslilhitman 01-14-2009 11:26 PM

no i dont have a testing kit...i just did a complete water change though to be safe all my fish are more active already i hope their fins patch up by themselves.

1077 01-15-2009 03:27 AM

Gouramis can be aggressive towards each other. The fact that only one , has "slightly ragged fins" would leave open the possibility that it was a victim of aggression.
Always handy to have a test kit to help eliminate or identify possible water quality issues.


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