Awfully weird (sickly) gourami behavior. advice? - FishForums.com
Logo


members chatting


Welcome to the FishForums.com.

Find the answers to your fish problems or questions here on FishForums.com by using the search box below:



Go Back   FishForums.com > Freshwater > Diseases

Diseases Learn about all the different diseases that can reak havoc on your fish!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-04-2011, 11:56 PM   #1
R/CBOONE72
Fishy Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 33
Default Awfully weird (sickly) gourami behavior. advice?

I purchased a dwarf gourami from petsmart instead of my usual lfs. I got it home, along with my botia kubotai babys, i put botia in seperate tank. put gourami with other fish in 20g. with 4 gold barbs, 3 albino cory. tank is cycled, nitrates 20-40. other fish are fantastic. voracious eaters when i feed. the DG was fine the first two days, out and about. would not eat flakes but enjoyed freeze dried brine shrimp. he was about three inches already, very virbrant. He all the sudden went behind the plants, by heater. I thought nothing of it till yesterday, I wondered about him, I removed the plants, he scurried out but swam fast and tight circles. His tail slighty grey at the tip and dark blue streaks on his face. now all he can do is lay on his side, still has decent color, on the bottom and cant swim. he only moves his head back and forth to swim, gets him no where, he is all over the tank and is breathing just as he was when i brought him home. He does not act like a dying fish, i began pondering the though he went partialy brain dead, broken back? his fins are discolored slightly, obviously stress. sometimes he manages to get himself wedged upright in plants and sits for awhile, moves somewhere else, wont eat tho. help please thanks. tanks is 78-79F
R/CBOONE72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-05-2011, 12:55 AM   #2
Platysaurus
Member
 
Platysaurus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Age: 19
Posts: 78
Default

It might be swim bladder. I've had a problem with it before. It was probably swimming in circles because swim bladder basically takes away their balance. Does he seem to be stuck at the top one minute, and then unable to get off of the bottom the next? That would be a more sure sign.
__________________
::Tanks::
::46 gallon::
Empty
::10 gallon::
3 female bettas / 3 male bettas
::10 gallon::
Red-eared slider
::10 gallon treatment::
Pictus cat, common pleco, gold gourami, blue gourami
Platysaurus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2011, 02:18 PM   #3
R/CBOONE72
Fishy Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 33
Default

He is never at the top. Has never been to the top since in my tank, first two days he was mid level, now he is on his side on the gravel by the heater. Has not moved all night, but still has regular gill function.
R/CBOONE72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2011, 05:42 PM   #4
TheOldSalt
Darth Ichthyos

 
TheOldSalt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 8,662
Default

Check into Hexamita, and also Gourami virus
TheOldSalt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2011, 09:53 PM   #5
R/CBOONE72
Fishy Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 33
Default

Well I believe is is hexamita. It's hard to say but I don't have what it says to treat with.
R/CBOONE72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2011, 09:58 PM   #6
R/CBOONE72
Fishy Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 33
Default

aafter looking at pictures of healthy one, I definatly notice a depression in top of head.
R/CBOONE72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Weird firemouth mating behavior? Cichlidsrule Breeding Freshwater Fish 3 02-23-2008 09:36 PM
Weird Clownfish Swimming Behavior plasma19 General Saltwater 5 02-08-2008 10:48 AM
weird harlequin rasbora behavior...help? trashion General Freshwater 8 02-05-2008 07:10 AM
Weird behavior LuciaG General Freshwater 4 05-21-2006 11:11 AM
weird behavior rbcxpeter General Freshwater 8 02-28-2006 12:37 PM