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Tropicana25 03-17-2007 11:19 PM

Honey Gouramis Question?? I picked up two honey gouramis from my lfs today...they were the last two. :wink: But my question is that one of the two seems to always to be swimming to the surface for air, while the other hasn't done it at all.

I am new to I didn't know if this was normal or if something might be wrong with the little guy????


jb92 03-18-2007 06:53 AM

its fine for gouramis to go 2 the surface of the water to get air as in the wild tehy live in water which has little oxygen so they have adapted a respiratary organ to get oxygen from the surface of the water.

Tropicana25 03-18-2007 08:14 PM

That's what I thought as well.....but I can home today and found in dead!!! :cry: He looked as if he had some white stuff around his lips (not ick)?? And I double checked all the water parameters and everything looked fine?

So what gives?? I am saddened by this sudden loss!!

Falina 03-18-2007 08:17 PM

could be a wee fungal infection if the white stuff looks kinda cotton-wooly?

Tropicana25 03-18-2007 08:30 PM

Yeah I kinda I guess...but there wasn't very much at all. If that was the case, for furture refernence what do you think the fungis was?? And what's the best way to treat it?

Thanks for all the info!!

Falina 03-18-2007 08:36 PM

if its only a wee bit then thats probably not what killed it. i had 2 mollies with a fungal infection and they had a fair bit of it on them. i treated them with "aquarium treatment 8 - anti fungus and finrot" and they recovered 100% within a few days

sorry about your fish :( RIP

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