01-30-2012, 02:34 PM
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Help newbie with dwarf gourami acting very ill
I'm not sure that he'll make it through the day, but I figure I can at least try to figure what this is. My dwarf gourami that I got Friday is now floating on his side gasping. I can see his gills and mouth still moving, so I know he's not gone quite yet. His colors aren't as bright as they were. I see no signs of white or anything like that on him. Everyone else in the tank seems to be fine. I'm wondering if it might be stress that is doing him in. The other gouramis were picking on him to begin with. Then, they stopped, though he ended up with a notch in his tail. I wondered a bit though because yesterday he wouldn't leave the area right next to the filter. He just swam in tiny little circles next to the filter, if he swam at all. Any ideas?