Otocinclus: Oto Catfish Care Guide ...
Otocinclus: Oto Catfish Care Guide & Species Profile

Why are my gourami fish fighting?

Your gourami fish are fighting because they are:

  • involved in territorial conflicts
  • asserting their dominance and hierarchy in the tank
  • fighting over a scarcity of food
  • fighting over mates
  • protecting their nests

In most cases, you shouldn’t worry about your gouramis fighting. If you let them fight for a while, they’ll eventually calm down after asserting their dominance. Additionally, you can put more decorations and plants in the tank to minimize aggression. Also, separate the fish using a tank divider if needed.

Lastly, you can try adding a larger, more aggressive fish to the tank. This can balance out the hierarchy and help calm down your gouramis. However, this is a last resort option that should be done with caution.