Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

_________________
  ...

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food

User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    5

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default new member "Hello"


    0 Not allowed!
    Hi Everyone. I am relatively new to the world of fish and was happy to find a forum that can help direct me in my quest to own a healthy, happy aquarium.

    I have run into a few problems thus far from listening to pet store sales people. One of the problems was that I purchased 4 Gourami to put in my tank with my 8 Tiger Barbs, 1 Black Red tail shark, 2 Otocinclus and 2 dwarf Leporinus fasciatus.

    All was well for several weeks but this week one of my Gold Gourami decided to kill my little blue Gourami. I had gotten all 4 of the Gourami at the same time but the little blue one didn't grow like the others. It also came with sort of a kink in it's tail. I kind of thought the gal who scooped him at the store might have injured him.

    Today, or rather last night, I think she killed my other Gold Gourami. I can't say for sure as I didn't see it happen but the water parameters are good, and no sign of disease or distress in any of the other fish. All evidence points to the crab apple Gold Gourami. I am now very worried about my other Blue Gourami as she has chased him on occasion and he is about 1/2 the size she is. They started out close in size, she just grew faster. Blue does eat a lot but didn't grow as quickly.

    Any suggestions you might have short of flushing Goldie or getting a bigger meaner fish will be considered. I am here to learn.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    11,094

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Your first gift on AC, Welcome to the forum! - Brookfish   welcome - Algenco   Welcome to AC - Celtic Fins   Congrats on your awards! - Brookfish   Congratulations on your award. - Celtic Fins   
    Anti-Tobacco - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - rich311k   Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - rich311k   World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - rich311k   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Welcome to AC!

    I would imagine you will need to return one of the gouramis to the store.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    5

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Yes, that is what I thought to but guess what? They told me to just flush one of them.

    Yes, great advice from a chain store. What else would I have expected from a store that told me the only way to cycle a tank was to toss a bunch of fish in and hope for the best. Thankfully, I learned a lot since that point and did manage to save ALL of my fish through the cycle with daily water changes.

    Since I am new to fish, I am not sure if this is possible but can a fish seriously just be crabby? I mean, I understand territorial-ism, I have a guardian breed of dog. What this fish does, isn't just territorial. She/he doesn't guard a certain area of the tank. One minute she is swimming with the Tiger barbs and all is good then she is chasing someone.

    The Barbs, God bless them, seem to think it is a game and will chase her on occasion as well. No harm no foul there. The other Gourami, would just flee the scene and hide in the plants or something. I never saw her actually make contact with either of the other fish, I am just assuming. The little Blue didn't shock me because like I said, he was damaged to start. The Gold however, seemed fine even yesterday.

    I brought it up at work and someone said "I will take one of the fish" and I thought Great, I have a solution. Then I found out he would just feed the fish to his Oscar. I don't want to go that route.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    11,094

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Your first gift on AC, Welcome to the forum! - Brookfish   welcome - Algenco   Welcome to AC - Celtic Fins   Congrats on your awards! - Brookfish   Congratulations on your award. - Celtic Fins   
    Anti-Tobacco - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - rich311k   Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - rich311k   World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - rich311k   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Any other stores available? Other wise you could try rearranging the decor in the tank.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Drive North, First igloo on right
    Posts
    21,339

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Thanks and your first gift!! - The Red Severum   Eggs woo hoo!!! - Gayle   My new buddy.  LOL - Lady Hobbs   because you're always there to help! - gourami*girl   A beer for my fellow canuck! - NickFish   
    Arthritis - Child Abuse - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - Dystonia - Education - Free Speech - Interstitial Cystitis - ME/CFIDS - Reye's Syndrome - Save the Music - Teens Against Smoking - Victim's Rights - Water Quality - Northernguy   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Welcome to the Fabulous AC!
    What size tank is it?
    Gouramis are very territorial and will kill each other for space.
    You should get what that lfs said in writing! PETA would have a field day with that!lol
    Ray Your Freindly Neighborhood,Fully Mod-ified, Self-appointed Pic Hound!! Need pics!!!
    Have you filled out your profile yet ?????????????
    The Fabulous AC ebook Please read>http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/ebook.html

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    5

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by rich311k
    Any other stores available? Other wise you could try rearranging the decor in the tank.

    So far the only offers I got were to use her as feed for other fish. Honestly, I would rather humanely euthanize then to do such a thing. When I started this whole adventure my thought were to get a 20-30 gallon tank and save a couple of feeder fish.

    I now have a 60 gallon tank with fish I have never heard of. I also started out with all large gravel and plastic/silk plants and then changed everything to real plants when I decided against the Cichlids I had thought I would end up with.

    Now I have to wait for the new plants to grow bigger. I have 2 large pieced of Mopani wood, a large fake log/cave thing and 2 clay pots. She want them all. Greedy little fish.

    I think most of the advice given at the chain stores is pretty bad. I know this about dogs, I don't know why I foolishly believed it would be different with fish.

    I am shocked and appalled at the advice I hear them giving people. Now that I have learned a lot more, which is still the tip of the iceberg, I am more appalled. Just the selling of Goldfish that can get HUGE and Pleco's that outgrow a tank in as little as a year. They sell these fish by the hundreds or even thousands in a year.

    They do offer a 14 back guarantee but... when your fish is eaten, what are you to return? Not to mention not many people go into the fish keeping hobby to watch their fish be eaten. Well, I didn't anyway.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    38

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Welcome to AC.

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Southern Ohio
    Posts
    4,840

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Happy New Year - mommy1   Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1   Thanks for the B-Day wish - Strider199   Thank you! Second round is on me : ) - mommy1   Thanks for spicing up the ban game! - pRED   
    Bone Marrow Donation - Childhood Depression - Depression - Environment - Eye Injury Prevention - Glaucoma - Kidney Cancer - Kidney Disease - Kidney Transplantation - Leukemia - Lyme Disease - Mental Retardation - Missing Children - Organ Donation - T - gadget228   Aphasia - Asthma/Allergies - Brain Cancer - Brain Tumors - Diabetes - Mental Illness - gadget228   Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - gadget228   World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - gadget228   Alzheimer's - Crohn's & Colitis - Cystic Fibrosis - Domestic Violence - Fibromyalgia - Leimyosarcoma - Lupus -  Animal Cruelty - gadget228   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    to the AC...

    Maybe it's time for a second smaller aquarium just for your blue.
    .
    You're getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    403

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Goldfish keepers need goldfish :D - Xavier   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Hello and welcome to the AC!
    55 gallon - goldfish tank - 1 black moor (Teppic); 1 black & gold telescope eye (Angua); 1 panda butterfly tail (Twoflower)
    40 gallon - planted SE asian biotope - 12 harlequin rasbora (10 more in QT)
    5 gallon cube - currently empty; planned planted cherry shrimp setup

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    2,939

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    For your AC tank! - Northernguy   for ur new tank - Neon   Sorry to hear of your loss. - VoidParadigm   I like your pleco pics!! - gabbyguppy   1000 posts! - Crispy   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Welcome to Aquatic Community!!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •