05-03-2008, 04:48 PM
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Ickle fish needs your help!!
I have a community tank with around 12 or so fish. I forget specifics, suffice to say everything has been great for 18 months. Except now my male Golden Gourami seems to be worse for wear. He is somewhat reserved and hides at the bottom or in the house feature, he eats less and doenst engage with anything. Initially he had red sores/scratches and grey/pinky fins. I thought he must have damaged himself flying about the tank (recently he had a spell of seemingly being startled and flying back and forth - this seems to have passed and maybe completlye unconnected). But as time has gone on, this is c2weeks on, his sores have got larger and redder and his fins pinker and a little weathered.
I have tried one portion of an offshelf fin rot remedy. But admitedly I (maybe foolishly) changed the water 2/3 days later in attempt to tick all the boxes for impriving conditions. I clean water weekly as it is.
I have attached a few pics and hopefully you can best advise where to go next. My instinct says I should do another treatment (lasts a whole 7 days) and see where we get to. Just want to double check this is right before potentially wasting another week of the little fellas life!
Be warned, I am a novice at all things fish. So when you replying imagine speaking to the village idiot.