Thicklip Gourami Agression

Kristian Acevedo

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Hey guys,
Recently my male Honey GouramI passed away (rip Sol) and since then my female thicklip gouramI has been all sorts of insanely aggressive, I had let it pass when she was chasing my Harlequin Rasboras around, but tonight she grabbed a panda cory by the tail and that’s an absolute no, they are my favorites. Does anyone have any idea as to why the aggression started? Water parameters are 0,0,10-20, so I am really at a dead end
 

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Kristian Acevedo said:
Hey guys,
Recently my male Honey GouramI passed away (rip Sol) and since then my female thicklip gouramI has been all sorts of insanely aggressive, I had let it pass when she was chasing my Harlequin Rasboras around, but tonight she grabbed a panda cory by the tail and that’s an absolute no, they are my favorites. Does anyone have any idea as to why the aggression started? Water parameters are 0,0,10-20, so I am really at a dead end
I bet she is missing her buddy ☹ They like to be in company of their own

My advice would be, try to rearrange the tank and/or getting her a new male
 

tetratetris

Member
If it continues and or gets worse you could always move it to a diffrent tank or give away. Although that is sorta a last resort imo.

Hope my unhelpful help helps
 

Mom2some

Member
I got a gouramI sold as a “red honey gouramI “ that I eventually figured out was a thick lipped gourami. It was too aggressive for my tank & had to be returned. If having 2 gives you a better attitude maybe try that? Sorry
 
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Kristian Acevedo

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I ended up rehoming peach this morning, I couldn’t bring myself to get anymore gouramI after losing my honey, Sol was my pride and joy, and I couldn’t have Peach (the thicklip in question) hurting my cories. It was the first fish I have ever had to rehome, and I feel terrible about it, My guilty conscious is eating me alive. But my LFS put her in one of the tanks that they sell plants from, so I know that she’s is going to be happy and healthy, but for some reason I can’t get past feeling like a terrible fish parent. Thank you all for the help
 

tetratetris

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Kristian Acevedo said:
I ended up rehoming peach this morning, I couldn’t bring myself to get anymore gouramI after losing my honey, Sol was my pride and joy, and I couldn’t have Peach (the thicklip in question) hurting my cories. It was the first fish I have ever had to rehome, and I feel terrible about it, My guilty conscious is eating me alive. But my LFS put her in one of the tanks that they sell plants from, so I know that she’s is going to be happy and healthy, but for some reason I can’t get past feeling like a terrible fish parent. Thank you all for the help
I think you used your best judgement and made the right decision. These things can happen to all of us. I think peach and you corries will be happy . Rehoming when needed when needed shouldn't make you a horrible fish parent, in this situation if anything it makes you a better fish parent then possibly keeping peach with the corries.

Hope everything improves
 

Mom2some

Member
Kristian Acevedo said:
I ended up rehoming peach this morning, I couldn’t bring myself to get anymore gouramI after losing my honey, Sol was my pride and joy, and I couldn’t have Peach (the thicklip in question) hurting my cories. It was the first fish I have ever had to rehome, and I feel terrible about it, My guilty conscious is eating me alive. But my LFS put her in one of the tanks that they sell plants from, so I know that she’s is going to be happy and healthy, but for some reason I can’t get past feeling like a terrible fish parent. Thank you all for the help
Sorry you are feeling bad. Sounds like you made the best decision you could.
 

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