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when I touch him he swims around for a few seconds then just stops and either floats or sinks
okay thank you, i’ll be at the aquarium store in a fewDuaneV said:Okay, a few things:
Your tank isn't cycled and I'm guessing you don't know about the nitrogen cycle. That's a problem, and if its not right this second, it will be.
A 10 gallon is fine for him, not him AND a Goldfish. Goldfish don't belong in a 10 AND they need MUCH cooler water than Gouramis.
The water is WAY too cold for a Gourami. He needs 82-84. 75 is going to cause his metabolism to slow way down, will cause digestion issues, make him inactive, weaken his immune system, make his susceptible to disease, etc.
Get the Goldfish out of that tank, raise the temp to 82/84, do a BIG water change (80%) and get yourself a test kit.
The temperature is fine imoDuaneV said: