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  1. Exclamation My New Dwarf Gourami Dying?

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    Hello everyone.

    Two days ago i went to the store and i bought two Dwarf Gourami's,
    and I've got only a problem with one of them :

    He isn't active at all, not eating, not moving, and keep being at one place and i never saw him eating this two days.
    Today I woke up and I saw him laying on the bottom on his side, I knocked easily on the aquarium's glass to 'wake up' him, immediately he 'woke up',
    swam few seconds in the area he stays, then got back and stayed there.

    The other one is fine, very active, looks happy, eating, and playing with my fishes, love's the betta.

    Any ideas please?
    I know he's dying...

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    If you can properly set-up a QT tank, I would do that and keep him there for observation

    Does he have any physical signs of disease or stress ? It certainly can be very stressful for a fish when moved into a new aquarium, but based on your above post it sounds like there is something else going on here.

    What are your current water parameters and how did you cycle your tank ?
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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    Have you ever observed any inert action between the two gouramis?

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    How big is the tank, and is there interaction between the "sick" gourami and other fish?

    Knocking on the glass will only stress him...and the other fish...out more. Never knock on the glass.
    20 gallon with a male betta, neons, glowlights, and red cherry shrimp. (work in progess) Recently added a few LIVE plants and driftwood, Woooohoooo!

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    My guess is the healthy gourami is picking on the weaker one.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
    Dear naps, sorry I hated you so much when I was a child... Love me

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    Well, the second gourami is fine.
    My tank size is 60L, water temperature stand's on 25C.
    Air pump is working, and more air from the filter.

    No signs of disease, maybe stress...

    At the beginning they were together (The Dwarf Gourami's), never saw them fighting.
    And somehow they are very playable with my Betta.

    About the water parameters like pH, Kh & other, I've got no idea.
    I never used them, and my dad's never used them all was fine...
    Maybe I'll start to if I'll buy live plants.

    He's kinda now more active but in one place, sometimes going up to take air.

    I cycled 25% water change 5 days before I bought the Dwarf Gourami's.

    Thanks for the quick replay everyone!

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    Labyrinth fish tend to not get along with each other, or even fish with the same body shape. I've kept gourami together in a much larger tank with no issues, but you kinda put 3 bull sharks in a kiddy pool.

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