dwarf flame gourami doing laps

  1. redlessi

    redlessi Well Known Member Member

    I recently added a dwarf flame gourami to my 35 gal tank. I thought they were slow, docile fish but not mine. He looks like he is doing laps sometimes or on patrol of the tank. He also likes to swim with the angel like they are best friends. He comes to the front to greet me and he loves floating in the hornwort when he wants to relax. He is so pretty with so much personality. Is this normal behavior??:;dk
  2. iloveengl

    iloveengl Well Known Member Member

    :;dk I hope he's okay. Sometimes that can be a sign of agitation; maybe he's just adjusting to the new tank? Maybe he was just patrolling his new territory?

    I hope it's not a bad thing!

    (Any pics? :))
  3. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Good morning Red. I agree with Ilovee. Sounds like he is adapting to his new environment. I haven't had them personally so I can't say for certain. Would love to see him! :)
  4. DRock914

    DRock914 Valued Member Member

    Mine did the same thing with my rams. My DG didn't last long but when it got sick it only stayed at the top of the tank. From my experience I would say it is normal because when my DG got sick there was a change in behavior but I could be wrong.
  5. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    ive never had a docile slow dwarf LOL ...mine have/are always scouting around the tank...its normal...as long as hes not hurting anyone, i would give him more time to find HIS area ;)
  6. OP

    redlessi Well Known Member Member

    He has not shown any aggression at all. Each ram has claimed a side of the bottom of the tank and the dg and angel go wherever they want to. Before added them the rams were in charge of the tank but now they all swim together. This has quickly become my favorite tank.
  7. OP

    redlessi Well Known Member Member

    a few not so good pics

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  8. iloveengl

    iloveengl Well Known Member Member

    Pretty boy! I'm glad he (and you!!!) are enjoying the tank. :)
  9. OP

    redlessi Well Known Member Member

    Thanks much
  10. N

    Neji Valued Member Member

    Lol I never had gouramis that were docile and slow :) they are very active :) It's good sometimes, unless it's chasing other fishes around. Mine were somewhat territorial so I couldn't add in new fishes unless they were danios etc..