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Hiding Gourami
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Hi all help needed please. I have a 180ltr bow fronted tank water parameters great 0 ammonia 0 nitrites and 10 nitrate. Well planted including floating plants. Stocked with 8 bronze cory 12 cardinal tetra 12 rummynose tetra 9 amano shrimp and 3 pearl Gourami (2 female and one male). My problem.... the male pearl, I've had for approx 6 weeks along with the females, has suddenly, over the last couple of weeks, started hiding most of the time. He seems to be worse for a couple of days after weekly water change. When he does come out he is coloured up nicely and looks healthy and seems to eat. I'm just worried because this is new behaviour.
Any help and advice greatly received

Carl

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How quickly are you adding the water back to the tank during changes? And what is the temp your running at?
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Temp is 25°c i add really slowly and don't poor directly into the tank but onto the crossmember of the tank?

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Could he be guarding eggs/a bubblenest?
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Cant see a bubble nest and he hides towards the bottom of the tank?? As we speak he has shown face and he's taken some crumb. He got photo bombed in this picture!![Image: f41fec6f6e7b10f378e252773be6e82d.jpg]

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He looks fine.
Maybe he's maturing and getting ready to spawn......
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(27-11-2018, 08:58 AM)plankton Wrote: He looks fine.
Maybe he's maturing and getting ready to spawn......
Thank you I was just concerned because he was fine and this is new behaviour! I'm probably being over cautious after losing our dg

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Not a problem to be concerned.
Often the first sign is a change in behaviour.
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I'll keep my eye on him!

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Can you please place a pic of both females?

He is in mating mood (orange throad) but should be up in the tank then.

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