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  1. Default New Gourami Caretaker!!

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    Hello, I just recently purchased a gourami from the pet store today and I think something is already wrong with the fish. The fish is staying at the bottom of the tank and his fins are flapping fast. Do you all know what could possibly be wrong? Please help!!!

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    Please give more details such as water conditions, age of tank, and size of tank so we can help.
    Sounds like ammonia or nitrite poisoning.
    I tested 97% positive for Multiple Tank Syndrome
    ~~~~~~~~~~~Cory Catfish
    King of the Virtual [Cory] Catfish

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    The water condition is fairly new, maybe at 75. The age of the tank is about 4 months. The size of the tank is 5.5 gallons. Thanks.

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    By water conditions I mean the ammonia , nitrites and nitrates.

    To help your fish the one thing to do would be first a water change(large) then to later rehome the fish as most gouramis can get prettttty big.
    I tested 97% positive for Multiple Tank Syndrome
    ~~~~~~~~~~~Cory Catfish
    King of the Virtual [Cory] Catfish

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    I recently did a water change. This is what occured when I did a water change. Should I do it again?

    Also, in order for me to determine the water condition I will have to get a kit from the store in which I don't have at the moment. I will get one at a later time and let you know. Thank you.

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    What happened when you did a water change?

    As for water testing your LFS usually will test water for you for free.
    I tested 97% positive for Multiple Tank Syndrome
    ~~~~~~~~~~~Cory Catfish
    King of the Virtual [Cory] Catfish

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    When I first did a water change I put in warm/cold water and I put the bag that the fish was inside the tank. I didn't take the fish out of the bag. I just let the bag float. Then, I put the fish inside the tank.

    ***I used to have goldfish and I quickly remembered that this fish is a tropical fish, which needs warmer water.

    So I did everything above over.

    Thank you for letting me know about the free water test.

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