Fish tank problem what should i do?

31 replies
Found 3rd Jun 2008
Typical hubby is away working and cant get hold of him but one of his fish (no idea what species it is) has decided to attack some of the others and one is dead already,hooked out the dead one but this fish,its one of the smallest in the tank too, is attacking all the others still,should I take the fish out and seperate him before he kills anymore or leave it as it is?
Not had this problem before so havent a clue whats best to do,theyre tropical fish by the way,any help I'd be most grateful

31 Comments

film it then put it on youtube for further investgations.

Take it out if possible!, a couple of mine do this from time to time, they love attacking the ones with long fins!!

Obviously dont just take it out lol but try to separate it from the others, either in a breeding box if he has one or depending how long till your hubby gets back put it in a bowl with some of the tanks water

Split them up, and let him sort it when he gets home.

Good wifey !!

Original Poster

Thanks will he be ok if i just net him and leave him floating in the net within the tank (if you know what i mean?)

Split them up immediately. When one of mine did this and i didnt split them i ended up with only that fish and one other huge one which obviously it didnt fancy attaking. My one that attacked the others killed loads! Hope that helps.

Mardyass;2235809

Thanks will he be ok if i just net him and leave him floating in the net … Thanks will he be ok if i just net him and leave him floating in the net within the tank (if you know what i mean?)




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Original Poster

Thanks all will go catch the lil booger,a pair of tights hhhmmmmm lol

Mardyass;2235809

Thanks will he be ok if i just net him and leave him floating in the net … Thanks will he be ok if i just net him and leave him floating in the net within the tank (if you know what i mean?)



don't suppose you know what kind of fish it is?

net or breeding tank is pretty good although some can jump in and out as i found out to my cost a few years ago.

cannyscot;2235834

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You'd have NO fish left then, just a nice fat Teripin

Try shouting at it, or poking it with a stick, our tinfoil barbs often need telling off.

Original Poster

ants97;2235851

don't suppose you know what kind of fish it is? net or breeding tank is … don't suppose you know what kind of fish it is? net or breeding tank is pretty good although some can jump in and out as i found out to my cost a few years ago.



its this one
http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x254/mardy-ass/1004-1.jpg

Chuck it in the deep fat fryer and do some chips with it!

looks like a baby oscar

hahaha you've even taken a pic for us, brilliant! Lol

Original Poster

MANJ_007;2235902

Chuck it in the deep fat fryer and do some chips with it!

hahahaha just as i read that my little one said she wants fish fingers for tea!:-D

Original Poster

ctuk;2235905

looks like a baby oscar



oscar now thats a nice name for him lol

That be a Gourami of some kind

Original Poster

for those of you that know what fish is what do these type of fish usually go on mad attacking sprees?

fish need to be kept with other fish of a similar type and in the correct numbers (see thinkfish.co.uk for specifics). Have you got a breeding net you can separate him out using?

Mardyass;2235889



WANTED FOR CRIMES AGAINST FISH.

Banned

black gerbil1;2235776

film it then put it on youtube for further investgations.



yes this

[SIZE=3]Is this it?[/SIZE]



]Flame Dwarf Gourami

A great shot by ][COLOR=#0000cc]Chaos Kitten[/COLOR], this Flame Dwarf Gourami swims through driftwood and aquatic plants on it’s quest for tropical fish food. A color variation of the Dwarf Gourami, Colisa lalia, the Flame Dwarf Gourami will grow to about two inches long.
http://www.funfishtank.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/08/flame-dwarf-gourami.jpg
Probably best kept in pairs, this non-aggressive, peaceful fish is usually found minding it’s own business. I’ve kept a pair of Flame Dwarf Gourami in my ][COLOR=#0000cc]freshwater aquarium[/COLOR]. They were usually the last to eat and let the fish food drop to the bottom of the tank before eating. You don’t need a ][COLOR=#0000cc]huge aquarium[/COLOR] to hold this fish. The Dwarf Gourami is one of the best fish for a smaller sized aquarium 10 gallons or larger. Vibrant colors and gentle attitude make it an easy fish to keep. A few other things to consider regarding the Dwarf Gourami include:
[LIST]
[*]Water temperature between 73-82 F degrees
[*]Creates a bubblenest for breeding
[*]A mid-level fish dweller
[*]The dorsal fin of the male Flame Dwarf Gourami is pointed, while the female’s fin is rounded.[/LIST]The Flame Dwarf Gourami enjoys a well planted fish tank. Floating plants are especially appreciated. My tank had tiger barbs and a few other semi aggressive fish. The Flame Gourami was definitely the shy one and would avoid the others.
A bubble nest builder, you can breed this fish by taking the level of water in the aquarium down to around 7 inches. Turn the heater up to between 83-86 F, and spawning should occur. After spawning, the female Dwarf Gourami should be removed. The eggs are watched over by the male. After the fry are free swimming, remove the male, or the fry may become his lunch. A tropical fish food specifically for small fry should be fed.
An enjoyable and vibrant fish for the community fish tank, the Flame Dwarf Gourami would add a nice shade of color to any aquarium. What’s your experience with this fish?



9 Responses to “Flame Dwarf Gourami”

[LIST=1][SIZE=2]Dawn[/SIZE] Says:
][SIZE=1][COLOR=#0000cc]July 31st, 2007 at 9:10 pm[/COLOR][/SIZE]My flaming gourami is slightly aggressive. He would take food out of the serpae tetras’ mouth.
[*][SIZE=2]Fish Tank[/SIZE] Says:
][SIZE=1][COLOR=#0000cc]July 31st, 2007 at 9:15 pm[/COLOR][/SIZE]Hi Dawn,
I’ll bet those tetras have learned to avoid your Flame Gourami!
My Flame Dwarf will chase my bigger Gold Gourami during feeding time.
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Original Poster

yeah its one of them only pink n blue looking,theres 4 of em in the tank altoether but just this one causing fights! he is now in the net floating near to the top awaiting hubby to come home



"non-aggressive, peaceful fish" lol

these two are a pair of minxes lol[IMG]http://s301.photobucket.com/alb…sh/?action=view&current=fish.jpg[/IMG]

http://www.aquatics-direct.co.uk/images/products/xtra/429.jpg

That should stop it attacking the other fish...

More gourami comments;

They are quite aggressive and they do play very rough however my cichlids seem to keep them in line.

An incredibly playful fish. Once it is settled in a tank, it will explore every nook and cranny.

Hi, I recently purchased two male flame gouramis, Squirt and Blaze

My main problem is the more dominant of the two males picks mercilessly on my apple snail and goes for his feelers. Because of this, I will have to move one to a different tank as it is seriously stressing the snail.

Original Poster

ahhhh so theyre not all docile lil sweet things then

Is it a new addition? Just settling in like and trying to find its place in the pecking order?
:-D
Apols, but they can be a bit grumpy if they're new in a tank

:? looks a bit like a dwarf gourami to me ,if it is they can sometimes be nasty little sods mebbe needs a mate

Yea, looks like a Dwarf Gourami... I had one of these when I had tropical fish, and it was really peaceful! Never attacked any of the other fish...

It's not another Dwarf Gourami that it's attacking, is it? Might be a territory thing...

i have 1 of these,and mines a booger too.i give it time out in a sieve in the corner(i know i'm weird but needs must!)good luck!
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