New Dwarf Gourami Acting Strange

  1. WanderingYakisoba

    WanderingYakisoba New Member Member

    I've noticed that my new Flame Dwarf Gourami is acting somewhat strangely.

    Whenever the passes by a plant or a rock, he will flash against it, despite having no visible white spots.
    He also occasionally jerks his head in a way that resembles a spasm.

    He is currently alone in a 20 gallon tank.

    Admittedly the Nitrates are a bit high at 20, but I'm not sure if it would be a good idea to do a water change while he is getting used to the tank.
  2. Dch48

    Dch48 Well Known Member Member

    It sounds like his gills are irritated. It could just be an acclimation issue.
  3. Thunder_o_b

    Thunder_o_b Fishlore VIP Member

  4. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

  5. OP

    WanderingYakisoba New Member Member

    Both are at 0pmm, but as of now he has stopped acting strangely