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post #1 of 4 Old 01-11-2009, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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ragged fins and sluggishness

i have 4 three spot gouramis in a 20 gallon tank, two are babies barely at 2 inches and are gold and two are medium sized, around 3-4 inches. the two big ones are not as active and tend to hide among caves and plants. one has slightly ragged fins and keeps them closed.

i JUST changed the water and a fungus clear medicine dose. what could be the problem?
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post #2 of 4 Old 01-14-2009, 11:08 PM
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i have 4 three spot gouramis in a 20 gallon tank, two are babies barely at 2 inches and are gold and two are medium sized, around 3-4 inches. the two big ones are not as active and tend to hide among caves and plants. one has slightly ragged fins and keeps them closed.

i JUST changed the water and a fungus clear medicine dose. what could be the problem?
Sounds like fin rot...I'd look that up and go get a cure a.s.a.p.

possibly high water ammonia, do you have the water parameters?

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post #3 of 4 Old 01-14-2009, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
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no i dont have a testing kit...i just did a complete water change though to be safe all my fish are more active already i hope their fins patch up by themselves.
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post #4 of 4 Old 01-15-2009, 03:27 AM
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Gouramis can be aggressive towards each other. The fact that only one , has "slightly ragged fins" would leave open the possibility that it was a victim of aggression.
Always handy to have a test kit to help eliminate or identify possible water quality issues.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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