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I cant figure it out. My Guarmi's are VERY lazy. Hardly ever see them. they are always in the back of the tank under the plants. I did just realize my water was 85 degrees F could they have been chilling in the shade because it was too hot?
they might be stressed due to the excessive heat but I dont know what kind you have and at what temperature it lives at.
2 dwarf guarmi. 1 flame the other blue powder.
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.
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