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andrewsz123 08-23-2010 10:25 AM

Stressed Blue Gourami
Last week on Tuesday I introduce 2 gourami's (1 blue/1 gold) to my tank. The gold one seems to be doing fine but the blue one has lost its color and seems to be stressed and reclusive. I have noticed some agression from the gold one twards the blue one (they are both females). I also have in the tank 3 tin foil barbs and 6 plants. Yesterday I did a 30% water change because my ammonia, and nitrate levels were above .25. Also my PH is 7.6, and Nitrates are at 15. If anyone has any advice on what I can do, its greatly appreciated.

andrewsz123 08-23-2010 02:32 PM

heres a picture of this fish! Help
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Inga 08-23-2010 03:59 PM

Same problem I had... You will probably have to re-home Goldie or the Blue will likely end up dead. One Gourami per tank, I guess unless you have a huge tank or a mated pair. I had multiples in a 60 gallon and ended up with only 1.

Mettalikatt 08-26-2010 04:01 PM

Your blue gourami is from what I can see actually an Opaline Gourami, which is some sort of altered cousin of the blue. Generally I've also heard one per tank or a mated pair but I've had abnormal success with 3 females in my 38gal. If the Gold is bullying you may want to remove her as she could bully other fish aswell. Best of luck.

kitten_penang 08-26-2010 04:08 PM

more hiding places will lessen the stress while you find a suitable home foe the aggresor

Mettalikatt 08-26-2010 06:04 PM

btw your gold is beautiful

andrewsz123 08-27-2010 08:39 AM

Thank you very much! I enjoy watching her very graceful creature.

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