Honey Gourami Nipping My Corydoras Help

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

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    norlando097 Valued Member Member

    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. Initiate

    Initiate Well Known Member Member

    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. OP
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    norlando097 Valued Member Member

    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. OP
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    norlando097 Valued Member Member

    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. Initiate

    Initiate Well Known Member Member

    Yeah that may be the best idea, is the cory still active and eating?
     
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    norlando097 Valued Member Member

    No he is terrified
     
  7. puffer boi

    puffer boi Well Known Member Member

    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"
     
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    norlando097 Valued Member Member

    Definatly a honey
     

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    norlando097 Valued Member Member

    Just did
     
  10. puffer boi

    puffer boi Well Known Member Member

    okay thanks
     
  11. aussieJJDude

    aussieJJDude Well Known Member Member

    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....
     
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    norlando097 Valued Member Member

    The cories came first in the 10 gallon
     
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    norlando097 Valued Member Member

    Also my pet store took the gourami and gave me 2 more cories in exchange
     
  14. trash.binh91

    trash.binh91 Valued Member Member

    How many gouramis do you have
     
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    norlando097 Valued Member Member

    That was my only 1
     
  16. aussieJJDude

    aussieJJDude Well Known Member Member

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




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