Jess Posted October 1, 2021 Share Posted October 1, 2021 I got 12 crossband chocolate gourami on June 20th of this year. When they came in, one of them had a bit of a cloudy eye but just the one eye so I figured it was some damage. Never noticed it get any worse and all the fish seem fine...healthy behavior and definitely they are voracious eaters. I think one of them also was always a little paler than the others, but I can't remember if it's the same one. They eat mosquito larvae, Xtreme Nano pellets, Hikari freeze-dried tubifex worms, and brine shrimp. They're in a 45-gallon tank (planted, no CO2), 77 degrees F, with the following (from Aquarium Coop strips): pH 6.4-6.8 Nitrite 0 ppm, Ammonia: 0 ppm, Chlorine 0 ppm Nitrate 0 ppm (I have a lot of red root floaters in the tank) GH: 150-200 ppm KH: 0 ppm (it's actually probably 20-30 ppm, which is the KH of my tap water, but I have a buffering aquarium soil in there) I've noticed over the last couple of days that one of my gouramis lost much more of its color. He/she was acting fine, so I thought maybe he/she was old. But today he/she is acting less than fine... still voraciously going after food, but kinda lethargic. He kinda goes vertical sometimes. The flow in this tank is fairly intense, which I know is not their favorite thing - not too much I can do about it at the moment because I'm running an Eheim 2217 canister that I had laying around. I plan to add CO2 and try to grow out the taller plants to provide some buffer from the current. Symptoms as of today: pale color dark eyes (may be protruding a little?) kinda lethargic, sometimes tips vertical; definitely swims after food though Thoughts? I've had them 3 months, no problems except this guy. One other fish has eyes that are a bit clouded - but again, I can't be sure for how long, or whether that's the same fish who had a clouded eye when I first got them. They all act healthy and hungry, except for this very pale one. I have 3 habrosus corys in the tank with them (the other 3 are in another tank still...I'm unable to catch them and it's very annoying). These are wild-caught I believe. Could this be an old-age thing, or should I try to treat this fish? I don't have a separate tank so I'd have to go buy one (and air stone, etc.) Thanks, everyone! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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