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Author Topic: Opaline Gourami not eating enough?  (Read 2185 times)
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« on: April 26, 2016, 08:14:09 PM »

One of my 2 female Gourami's appears malnourished. I got both of them together (a few months back) and they have been doing well. However I've been noticing that while one is getting larger and is very full bodied, the other is not. She has grown about half as much as the other one and looks very skinny (to the point it looks unhealthy).

She seems to eat some (but not as voraciously as the others, and obviously not enough).
I have not noticed her being bothered excessively by any of the other inhabitants. (Including my male Gourami, he mostly ignores both of the females, unless they get too close to him, then he runs them off and goes back to his business)

Water parameters are solid:
PH = 7.8
Ammonia = 0
Nitrite = 0
Nitrate = 10ppm

Tank is 55 gallons with 20 gallon sump. Drop system is changing 10 gallons a day. (Equivalent of 13+% daily conventional water change)
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2016, 08:17:28 AM »

I would question parasites.  See if you can pick up an antiparasite feed for the tank.  If she has some sort of internal parasite, the whole tank will have it soon enough.

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