Honey Gourami Nipping My Corydoras Help

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates' started by norlando097, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. norlando097Valued MemberMember

    hey guys,

    So for a few weeks I had my honey gourami with my panda corydoras in a 10 gallon and all was good. I recently upgraded to a 20 long and this morning I woke up to find one of my cories with a big chunk out of its tail and it’s fins clamped. I then noticed the honey gourami going panda to panda and nipping at them. What should I do??

  2. InitiateWell Known MemberMember

    My DG does the same thing, I believe (although not 100%) that one of my julii corys lost his tail to the gourami. It should heal up, do a water change to prevent infection and make sure the corys have somewhere to hide when the Honey Gourami gets nippy.

    How many corys do you have?

  3. norlando097Valued MemberMember

    I have 5 cories right now. I had 6 but lost one. I did a water change as soon as I saw the condition it was in

  4. norlando097Valued MemberMember

    I feel so bad. I don’t want my gourami to hurt the others. I’m not that attached to him so I may see if my pet store will take him off my hands

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  5. InitiateWell Known MemberMember

    Yeah that may be the best idea, is the cory still active and eating?
  6. norlando097Valued MemberMember

    No he is terrified
  7. puffer boiWell Known MemberMember

    honey gourami are very peaceful, are you sure its not dg, some fish stores can mess up...
    can you send us a picture of the "honey gourami"
  8. norlando097Valued MemberMember

    Definatly a honey

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  9. norlando097Valued MemberMember

    Just did
  10. puffer boiWell Known MemberMember

    okay thanks
  11. aussieJJDudeWell Known MemberMember

    I wonder if its due to the gourami being introduced before the cories, thus the cories are in his territory. A rescape of the 20g may help, or a week 'time out' in a spare tank....
  12. norlando097Valued MemberMember

    The cories came first in the 10 gallon
  13. norlando097Valued MemberMember

    Also my pet store took the gourami and gave me 2 more cories in exchange
  14. trash.binh91Valued MemberMember

    How many gouramis do you have
  15. norlando097Valued MemberMember

    That was my only 1
  16. aussieJJDudeWell Known MemberMember

    I meant in the 20g... but anyway, congrats on the new additions!

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