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- Costa Mesa, CA
- 1 year
well I got it from my neighbor she only had it a few months and for me like 2 months. pastt 2 days its kinda been hovering at the bottom left of my tank. but about 30 minutes ago it was swimming around normal like other fish. right now its on thte floor again. maybe its just lazy and resting or found I easier to get food on the ground? hehFanatic said:How long have you had this thick lip gourami?
then my thick lip and my blue gouramI seem to be opposites for some reason hehNick72 said:In my limited experience GouramI will sit on the bottom of the tank when stressed.
I've had them do that for the first 4 or 5 days when put in a new tank.
Also when being harassed by another fish.
And when the water flow in the tank is too strong. They like calm water.
Lastly, if the top third of your tank is empty (no scape or plants) that can make them feel very exposed and head towards the substrate.
Ideally they like some floating plants on the surface, but I've found they are fine with enough rooted plants making it into the top third of the tank.
Thankschromedome52 said:You have a fairly large MALE Blue GouramI and no cover near the surface. The Thick Lip will not be able to go near the surface with that Blue GouramI in the tank, probably not even if you did have cover plants for him to hide in. Male Gouramis in general are aggressively territorial toward other gouramis, regardless of species. Being that it is a male Thick Lip, that just aggravates the situation. One fish or the other will have to go, or the Thick Lip will eventually get sick from being stressed out all the time.