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  1. Default Just added some new fish and 1 has been inured and died


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    Hi, Im a newbie,

    Ive setup a 100l tank, 3 foot x 18inches x 12inches with gravel bottom, bog wood, live and fake plants, interpret pf3 in tank filter, heater and 2 large air stones.
    I stocked the first week with 10 cardinal tetras and 2 peppered cory. Checked the ph, nitrate etc levels after a week then this weekend added 4 male flame tail guppies, a male and female dwarf Gourami and a Siamese fighting fish.
    Today I noticed that one of the guppies had a chunk out of its tail and was swimming slowly along the surface of the water with its mouth at the surface. The guppy has now died.

    Any ideas whats going on? have I been advised badly on the choice of new additions to the tank? I wasnt going to get a Siamese fighting fish as I thought they could be aggressive but got talked into one by the mrs and the guy in the fish shop. Was this a mistake or is something else an issue

    Thanks
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    Betta, or Siamese fighting fish, have varying personalities. Some do ok with a community and some do not. Guppy males, because of their flamboyant tails may look too much like another male betta for your fella.

    Another thing to consider is that gouramis may be territorial, so this is going to be a case where you have to keep some eyes on the tank for a bit to find out who exactly is being the bully, or relocate one potential suspect at a time until you find harmony.

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    Just curious how established is the fishtank? Ddi you do a fishless cycle or set it up wait a day or two then get all of the fish?

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    Hi,
    I set the tank up and left running for just over a week before adding any fish and only added 10 cardinal tetras and 2 peppered corys. I left the tank another week tested the levels then added the other fish on saturday and had no problems until today

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trillianne
    Betta, or Siamese fighting fish, have varying personalities. Some do ok with a community and some do not. Guppy males, because of their flamboyant tails may look too much like another male betta for your fella.

    Another thing to consider is that gouramis may be territorial, so this is going to be a case where you have to keep some eyes on the tank for a bit to find out who exactly is being the bully, or relocate one potential suspect at a time until you find harmony.

    I have noticed the Betta keeps swimming at the guppies, also the male gourami keeps swimming really fast up and down the front of the tank although he doesn't seem to swim at any other fish. Should I remove the Betta?

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    Those fish are incompatible.

    Betta fight anything with tails like theirs.

    Gouramis fight each other AND bettas.

    Return the betta and one gourami if you want you fish to not be murdered.

    Also, read up on cycling...your tank is not cycled and they will all die from ammonia poisoning soon.
    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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    why do i need to return one gourami? I have one male and one female not two males.
    I have read cycling and it says there I can add fish at 1-2 weeks. The tank wasnt completely new setup either as my neighbour was running the tank for over a year before he drained it and gave to me the same day. I only lightly cleaned the gravel and lightly rinsed the filters not washed them. I also added biological supplement and ran for just over a week before the first fish went in

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    You said you tested your water -- what were the results? Ammonia, nitrite and nitrate?

    Sounds like it's the betta which is damaging your guppies.

    It it highly unlikely you have a female gourami. As they are not brightly coloured, they are not usually sold in the aquarium trade. Unless it looks like THIS, it isn't a female and they will eventually kill each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ameliaaahx
    You said you tested your water -- what were the results? Ammonia, nitrite and nitrate?

    Sounds like it's the betta which is damaging your guppies.

    It it highly unlikely you have a female gourami. As they are not brightly coloured, they are not usually sold in the aquarium trade. Unless it looks like THIS, it isn't a female and they will eventually kill each other.

    Yep thats what Ive got, one very brightly coloured male and one silvery grey female.

    Water tests were done with ph 7.2, ammonia 0, nitrite 0 and nitrate almost . Sounds like the betta needs to go back asap.

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    Hmm, well in that case you may be okay. Keep a very close eye out that the male is not harassing the female. It is usually best to keep 1m:2-3f to spread harassment from the male.

    Nitrate almost . ?

    If you like the betta you could very easily set up his own wee tank -- maybe your Mrs can keep it since she was the one who nagged you into buying him! They only need a few gallons, a small heater and a little sponge filter will do the trick. HERE'S my little betta tank, it's 5g (20L) and a breeze to maintain.

    BTW you tank looks very nice.

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