wmcl22 Posted January 9, 2022 Share Posted January 9, 2022 Hello! I've had these Honey Gouramis for maybe two months now, starting with four of them. One of them I noticed was very small, and was struggling to swim so I separated it into a hospital tank and treated it with maracyn, but it unfortunately did not make it. I thought I was in the clear after that, but now one of my other Honey Gouramis which is bigger than that one was but still somewhat smaller than the others is struggling as well. At first it seemed like it was getting chased by the two bigger Honey Gourami's in the tank, but when I separated it into a breeder box it continued to do poorly. I was worried about putting it into the hospital tank because I haven't had good luck with that in the past with other fish, so I separated it using plastic lining around the breeder box and put in 1/3 a teaspoon of aquarium salt last night. In the past hour it seems to be doing a lot worse, laying completely on its side and swimming very irregularly when it does try to move. It also hasn't been eating any of the food I offer it. I went to the fish store yesterday and asked a worker there for recommendation of what to do, and he was the one who gave the advice of separating out the smaller Honey Gourami and also recommended buying some of the "red flame" gouramis (I might be remembering the name wrong) to help disperse the aggression. He said they were the same species just a variation of color. It is a 55 gallon tank with 2 honey gouramis and 3 "red flame" gouramis. The tank also has eight Neon Tetras (which I've also had some issues with one recently dying out of the blue), and six Harlequin Rasboras. These are my water parameters: Ammonia: 0 Nitrate: 0 Nitrite: 0 Hardness/GH: 300 Buffer/KH: 40 PH: 6.4 Temperature is 77 degrees. I'm worried as to what I should do to prevent any further deaths/illness. I think this current Honey Gourami is already on it's way out with how difficult a time it is having swimming, but I'm not opposed to doing more to save it if I can. I just don't want to stress it out any more than what it has already experienced. I have the med trio on hand, although not enough to treat the entire 55 gallons. I've attached pictures of the Honey Gourami. Thanks in advance for any help and advice. 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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