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JordanVandenberg

Gouramis Bloat?
 
So i have 4 gouramis, 1 male and i just noticed that it seems puffed out behind the gills, its fairly simetrical on both sides and i i'm just wondering if it could be one of the following:
-the actuall disease
-trying to puff itself up to make it self look more dominant (i have an over stocked tank with a lot cichlids so perhaps it wants to look bigger)
-when they breed they blow bubbles that stay at the surface, could it be preparing to blow bubbles.

those are the only things i can i think of, so any advice or suggestions is greatly appreciated

grump

Re: Gouramis Bloat?
 
Hay there I had the same thing happen awhile back to my dwerf gouramis... I never found out what it was it died after about a week or so... Here is a link to my thead that I started have a look and see if it might be the same there are pic's on there to see if it is close too the same thing and some of the advice that I got if it is then you mighht want to explore ferther then I got to...please let me know if it was the same thing and you find out what it was and how you fixed it thx...good luck with your fish rob

http://www.tropicalfishforum.net/showthread.php?t=2977

JordanVandenberg

Re: Gouramis Bloat?
 
i didn't read the entire thread, which was very helpful by the way, the pictures look to some extent what my fish looks like. when the fish ended up dieing did you do anything to the tank. they say it can be caused by bacterial infection, but not always. and what happened to your other fish, I'm really curious because i'm getting into breeding cichlids, and i have a few in that tank that are nice and i don't want to die. Jordan

grump

Re: Gouramis Bloat?
 
No I didn't do any thing to the tank and the other fish are still doing fine but I watched it and got it out with in an hour or so of dieing so the other fish did not get a chance too eat it... Did you read some of the advise i got too try to help the fish like the the pea...rob

Dano

Re: Gouramis Bloat?
 
My advice is to really work on good water quality. Fish in good water have stronger immune systems and can fight off disease.

JordanVandenberg

Re: Gouramis Bloat?
 
ok. and good water quality means right pH for fish type, no ammonia, no nitrites, low nitrates, obvisously none harmful objects in water, anything else...

Bernie

Re: Gouramis Bloat?
 
Don't overfeed, Don't overstock and keep up with regular p.w.changes :) also try to avoid any constant major fluctuations in temperature.


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