Giant Gourami Super Fat?

Tuesday
  • #1
I have a baby giant gourami in my tetra tank. No tetras are missing, everybody is accounted for so WHY is she so fat?
Also looking for name suggestions
 

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Fanatic
  • #2
How much do you normally feed it?
I can’t really tell how fat it is from the angle.
These gourami get massive, up to 18 inches.
 
Tuesday
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
You can see her bulgy little belly, kinda. I feed her flakes, like the reset of the tetras. It looks like she eats a normal amount, she's not like beating up the other kids for their lunch money or anything. And yep! she's growing out in that tank for now, until I can put her in my big fishy (275 gallon) tank.
 
Fanatic
  • #4
Well, it’s possible that the female gouramis are chubbier, but I really don’t have knowledge with this species of gourami.
 
Tuesday
  • Thread Starter
  • #5
She looks like she may as well have eaten a fish, I have no idea what's going on with her. as long as nothing is wrong, I don't care. but she's so sweet and perfect I don't want to lose her.
 
Mcasella
  • #6
As long as she is eating and pooping she should be okay - just make sure you aren't seeing any signs of dropsy (raised scales, lethargy).
 
DoubleDutch
  • #7
Does she get vegs as well?
 
hillbilly aquatics
  • #8
Any chance she could be bearing eggs they say a female will look like she has a golf ball in her when she's bearing eggs I have 1 that's breeding and she's got a similar buldge
 

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