02-04-2010, 08:52 PM
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I've had my gourami for about seven months now, and she has acted normal since I got her. A few days ago I noticed her lying on her side as if see were dead. When I looked closer, I could see that she was still breathing. I immediately took her out of my aquarium and put her in a bowl by herself. Occasionally she would drift to the bottom of the bowl, and sometimes lay upside down, but when I checked on her she was still breathing. I then noticed that when she swam up or down she swam in spirals, but when swimming left or right she leaned to one side. Her fins look a bit jagged, and she appears to be a bit bloated (but she has been this size for a few months). I cleaned the aquarium, added aquarium salt and quick cure, and put her back into the aquarium alone. She seems to be feeling better and she seems to be swimming more but in the same fashion, although she hasn't floated to the bottom acting like she's dead since she was moved to the aquarium. Also since she has exhibited these symptoms she has not eaten. I've even tried giving her a bit of lettuce thinking she may be constipated, but she won't eat that either. Please help I donít want to lose my gourami.