Gourami swimming in the current.
My Gourami has been swimming in the highest current of the tank by choice. I am curious if this is an indicator of anything behavioral or otherwise. It seems like he is giving himself a lot of grief when he could go and relax in his normal waterlily territory. Any ideas ?
Thank you :)
That is not natural. Any other signs of something wrong, such as its colour, respiration rate, more frequent trips for air, clamped fins, etc? What species of gourami?
It is a Honey Gourami. He seems normal. He is eating and looks very healthy, in terms of coloration and fins etc. I also keep up with regular water changes and testing and keep a journal, nothing is out of place. Is it possible it could be something else behavioral?
Now that I double check his appearance he is back near his waterlily. Maybe I am just being paranoid. I always get nervous if they behave out of their norm. He was just doing it for hours and hours though.
Keep an eye on it. It might be lonely. If the tank is of sufficient size, another Honey or two maybe? If you're certain it's a male, then two females would be fine, provided the tank has space, a 15g or 20g minimum.
I have a 250L I could probably get some tank mates for him :)
I am happy to report that my Gourami has seem to given up on his personal battle with the current. I added some more drift wood and he seems to be very happy with that. I am also picking up two females for him tomorrow. Maybe a little romance will make him feel even better :)
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