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OK...so I picked up two honey gouramis from my lfs today...they were the last two. :wink: But my question is that one of the two seems to always to be swimming to the surface for air, while the other hasn't done it at all.

I am new to gouramis...so I didn't know if this was normal or if something might be wrong with the little guy????

Thanks!!
 

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its fine for gouramis to go 2 the surface of the water to get air as in the wild tehy live in water which has little oxygen so they have adapted a respiratary organ to get oxygen from the surface of the water.
 

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That's what I thought as well.....but I can home today and found in dead!!! :cry: He looked as if he had some white stuff around his lips (not ick)?? And I double checked all the water parameters and everything looked fine?

So what gives?? I am saddened by this sudden loss!!
 

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if its only a wee bit then thats probably not what killed it. i had 2 mollies with a fungal infection and they had a fair bit of it on them. i treated them with "aquarium treatment 8 - anti fungus and finrot" and they recovered 100% within a few days

sorry about your fish :( RIP
 
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