Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Carrolltown Pa In good old cambria county
Ok so I looked at the picks you have of your fish tank.
For starters good choice on tank mates.
Second please tell me you have added more plants to your tank? If you don't have enough plants, what happens is your gourami stresses out.
Gourami are a lot like betta's, however they don't have stress stripes, what they do is bleach out. Meaning they become pale. They loos there color.
Also please tell me your not just feeding him flake food? Flake food is good and all, but he needs, blood worms, shrimp, Algae wafer in his diet. along with the flake food.
Tetra tank nibblers is really good for them, it has Zuckini in it. Get that and some blood worms at least. He should perk up, and color up. As so will your other fish. Since all fish love what i just said to get.
The plants I would get a couple either fake or live. Gourami's like the bushy ones, Hornwort is good. They like floating plants too, but you don't half to get them.
Also your tank light is a bit too bright, you only need a fifteen watt bulb, or a long halogen light. Something a little bit dimmer then what you have, light also can bleach out a Gourami.
Lastly, Thats all I think is really wrong with him. Stress and he needs a few pick me ups.
If he has some odd behavioral issues such as he won't eat, or he just idaly sits there, rubbing, you know typical sick fish behavior, then I would say He is sick.
But since It sounds like hes been acting normal, i think he just faded out.
5gallon, One male betta
10 gallon, full of baby fry/ one baby betta
34 gallon:2 peppered corydoras, 2 upside down catfish, 2 cherry barbs, two danio's, 2 platy's, 2 high fin platys, 2 red swords, 2 angelfish, 1 dwarf Gourami, 3 black skirts, two diamond tetra's and 2 gold Gourami.
And going to get, 2 cory cats