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Red honey gourami

Discussion in 'Fish Keeping Chat' started by Sam1883, Feb 18, 2020.

  1. Sam1883

    Sam1883 PetForums Newbie

    Feb 18, 2020
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    So my Gourami was attacked by another fish today.....half his tail and fin are missing . I have taken the other fish back to the shop, and I have put the injured fish in a separate space away from the others. He seems to be just laying on his side. Whenever he trys to swim he cant seem to stay straight......he looks like he has now turned a shade of black on his head and back......is there anything else I can do to give him a fair chance of survival????
  2. NaomiM

    NaomiM Love my furry, feathered and finned family

    Sep 22, 2012
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    Poor fishy :(

    The very best thing you can do is make sure the water is pristine - not even a trace of ammonia or nitrite. Test with a liquid test kit such as the API master kit. If any ammonia and/or nitrite is detected, do a 50% water change and dose with Seachem Prime to detoxify the toxins.

    Melafix is often used to promote wound healing, but I'm not sure if it's safe to use with gouramis as I have a feeling it affects their labyrinth organ - don't know if anyone else can advise here?
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