Dwarf Gourami Sitting On Tank Floor

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I’ve had my DG for 1 month and has been very active but I just noticed that he has been sitting in the bottom of the tank, should I be worried all of water parameters are normal
 

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Thats a little too vague of a symptom, that could mean a multitude of things. Any more specific symptoms, sores, heavy breathing, off balance at all?
 
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Iridium_2256 said:
Thats a little too vague of a symptom, that could mean a multitude of things. Any more specific symptoms, sores, heavy breathing, off balance at all?
No signs of visible of sores and he doesn’t seem to have heavy breathing. When he is on the tank floor he goes to the same spot and sits there and his fins don’t move.
 

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Weird. Try a multipurpose antibiotic, maybe something like furan or general cure. Clamped fins can mean a multitude of things including stress and many types of disease.
 
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Iridium_2256 said:
Weird. Try a multipurpose antibiotic, maybe something like furan or general cure. Clamped fins can mean a multitude of things including stress and many types of disease.
Okay he has had white stringy poop which is a symptom of parasites and he also has a cory cat in there which could maybe be stressing him out. I am still undecided if I should take him back to the store or not. There is also a chance he is starving as I have been gone a little while since I have gotten him and he has not eaten.
 

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Fish can survive up to 3 weeks without food. I would try to treat him with something that combats roundworms, do a little research. If you don't have the means to treat him though, returning him to your lfs is a good option.
 
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Iridium_2256 said:
Fish can survive up to 3 weeks without food. I would try to treat him with something that combats roundworms, do a little research. If you don't have the means to treat him though, returning him to your lfs is a good option.
He now has a tiny little spot of scales sticking up by one of his bloated marks, is this the beginning of pineconing?
 

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Not really sure on that, this is about where my expertise on diseases ends
Maybe DoubleDutch can help?
 
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Not really sure on that, this is about where my expertise on diseases ends
Maybe DoubleDutch can help?
Its okay, he died today when I got back from the store.
 

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Awww, im really sorry man
 
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