Lethargic circling Gouramis

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Lethargic circling Gouramis

Postby keith in Lee » Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:50 pm

I have two male Dwarf Gouramis and also a couple of female of the same species ......... one of the males has suddenly after six weeks gone quite lethargic and slowly circling in a clockwise direction, sometimes laying on his back or swimming erratically. Overnight he got a little better, is feeding and swimming in a more even manner, but after a few hours looks tired again.

The ph and nitrate levels are fine.

Anyone had a similar problem and how was it solved or is it too late, I am going to bed now and feel he may have gone before morning..
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Re: Lethargic circling Gouramis

Postby Carylnz » Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:40 am

Hard to tell.
Possibly been injured in a fight.
Dwarf gouramis seem to be sensitive to all sorts of problems.
I know in my country we have had problems with them suddenly dropping dead for no apparent reason!
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Re: Lethargic circling Gouramis

Postby keith in Lee » Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:53 am

Thank you for that from New Zealand, my son works in Wellington, sadly as I suspected my poor Dwarf Gourami is no more ........... the other three look fine.
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Re: Lethargic circling Gouramis

Postby Carylnz » Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:49 am

I am wondering if the two males had a bit of a scuffle and the poor deceased male was the loser.
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