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post #1 of 3 Old 02-17-2008, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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Dwarf Flame Gourami swim bladder issues?

He spends most of his time on the floor or propped up against the heater or a leaf. When he swims he is clearly curved (he is s-shaped when he swims). He can't seem to control himself and sinks as soon as he stops moving. All other fish are fine. If I was to quanrantine him, what could I do to help him? Thanks!

90gal: 2x Tangerine Discus, 2x Clown Pleco, 2x Catfish.
75gal + 10gal sump: 2x Large Goldfish, 1x Common Pleco, 14x Leopard Danios
55gal: 5x Angelfish, 1x Common Pleco, 8x SIlver Tip Tetras, 16x Neon Tetras, 8x Albino Corys
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post #2 of 3 Old 02-17-2008, 07:56 PM
Could be swim bladder or internal paarasites. Use Metronidazole for internal parasites. A broadband antiabioatic may help the swim bladder problem. Isolate the fish and treat. I would also raise the heat to about 884-86 degrees F. Follow the directions on each of the bottles.

We have a thread on the forum that may help. Here it is:
http://www.fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=252
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Thanks, I'll see what I can do!

90gal: 2x Tangerine Discus, 2x Clown Pleco, 2x Catfish.
75gal + 10gal sump: 2x Large Goldfish, 1x Common Pleco, 14x Leopard Danios
55gal: 5x Angelfish, 1x Common Pleco, 8x SIlver Tip Tetras, 16x Neon Tetras, 8x Albino Corys
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