Could you post a picture?emmad said:I have a 20 gallon, and a good amount of fish, and I woke up this morning and my gourami had half its tail missing, what should I do to save it? don't know if its a boy or a girl !
any ideas? thanks !
gonna try to post a photo, I have 2 gouramis, a plexo, 3 female betas, 3 cherry barbs, 4 mollies, 2 Corydoras, 8 neon tetras, 2 goldfish (should probably take them out) and 4 guppies. maybe it was the filter, maybe it was rocky, the pleco?jinjerJOSH22 said:Could you post a picture?
Any idea of the cause? Tank mates, parameters?
Keeping the aquarium well maintained should help, 50% water changes a few times this week and next.
my females are all doing fine, its 20 gallons as far as I know, I have a 10 but that's for my crabs, a whole different storyCrayfishAreAwesome said:what type of gouramis? yeah, you should take out the goldfish. are your female bettas getting along? how big of a tank is it?
That sounds like one crowded tank. Frequent water change definitely in order.emmad said:
theyre the same kind, they look exactly the same, how small should the tank for only the gourami be ? I took the goldfish outCrayfishAreAwesome said:ah. a dwarf. there is a disease that affects only DGs, but i don't think this is it. did you quarantine him? what is the other gourami? if it is a male dwarf i think we may have found your problem.
Add some water from the established tank, as well as taking some media from the filter, as that's where the beneficial bacteria lives.emmad said:should I add new water, or transfer water from the tank he was in, they are both a red color like that. so im assuming they're both males..
Thanks so much for your help so quickly! really appreciated!
Ouch that looks nasty. I very much doubt it’s any disease for it to of happened overnight.emmad said:
You have several problems here.emmad said:gonna try to post a photo, I have 2 gouramis, a plexo, 3 female betas, 3 cherry barbs, 4 mollies, 2 Corydoras, 8 neon tetras, 2 goldfish (should probably take them out) and 4 guppies. maybe it was the filter, maybe it was rocky, the pleco?
I got them at petco, yes the tank is heated.CrayfishAreAwesome said:male dwarf gouramis are aggressive, especially in such a small tank. they need separate tanks, or return one.
Edit: wait where did you put the goldfish? is the tank heated?