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post #1 of 9 Old 08-31-2008, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
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My female gourami has developed a dark spot in the middle of her tail..its at both sides, gradually getting darker..and idea what it is?
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post #2 of 9 Old 08-31-2008, 10:53 AM
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What kind of Gourami is she ?

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150gal freshwater
7 Angels (2 marble, 1 blue diamond, 1 leopard, 1 not too sure & 2 Koi)
10 Serpae Longfin Tetras
6 Congo Tetras
2 Clown Loachs
2 Gold Gouramis
1 Dwarf Blood Gouramis
1 Blue Gourami
1 Moonlight Gourami
2 Baby Hypostomus plecostomus
1 Grey Bichir (4 1/2" - 5 ")
1 Crab
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post #3 of 9 Old 08-31-2008, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
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shes a dwarf gourami :)
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post #4 of 9 Old 08-31-2008, 11:38 AM
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To be honest I have yet to see Dwarfs with black spots on there tails, not to say that it doesn't happen, just haven't come across one yet. I know that Golds and Blues have them naturally... Is there only one spot or are there a bunch?? Is there anyway you can post a pic?

I am another soul happily lost to the aquarium addiction..

150gal freshwater
7 Angels (2 marble, 1 blue diamond, 1 leopard, 1 not too sure & 2 Koi)
10 Serpae Longfin Tetras
6 Congo Tetras
2 Clown Loachs
2 Gold Gouramis
1 Dwarf Blood Gouramis
1 Blue Gourami
1 Moonlight Gourami
2 Baby Hypostomus plecostomus
1 Grey Bichir (4 1/2" - 5 ")
1 Crab
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post #5 of 9 Old 08-31-2008, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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Not sure how to get photos up on here, but will try....Ill need to try and get a good one of her, if she satys still for long enough...!!
Theres just the one, its like where her tail attaches to her body, right in the middle there..!!
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post #6 of 9 Old 08-31-2008, 05:15 PM
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I took the liberty to do some research on possible "black spot" problems and came up with 2. One being a parasite that will die off becuase in an aquarium there is no way it can complete it's life cycle to thrive or hatch a second generation of parasites.

The second is to do with poor water quality, resulting in burns, the black spots are a result of the fish healing. It is suggested that you do a water check and perform a water change.

Hopefully someone can confirm or correct me. If not maybe track down one of the moderators such as Okiemavis. They are good for advice and problem solving.

I am another soul happily lost to the aquarium addiction..

150gal freshwater
7 Angels (2 marble, 1 blue diamond, 1 leopard, 1 not too sure & 2 Koi)
10 Serpae Longfin Tetras
6 Congo Tetras
2 Clown Loachs
2 Gold Gouramis
1 Dwarf Blood Gouramis
1 Blue Gourami
1 Moonlight Gourami
2 Baby Hypostomus plecostomus
1 Grey Bichir (4 1/2" - 5 ")
1 Crab
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post #7 of 9 Old 08-31-2008, 05:53 PM
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Hmm, a few different types of gourami have black spots on their tail, are you sure it's a dwarf gourami (colisa lalia)?

Any chance we could get a photo?
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post #8 of 9 Old 08-31-2008, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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Shes defanitely a dwarf gourami..!!
Done our water tests and everythings in order, I keep checking on her every hour or so and its starting to look like its a part of her markings thats darkened. If it is this why is it just this part in that shape..?
Im trying to get a good photo but she wont stay still long enough..!!
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post #9 of 9 Old 08-31-2008, 09:26 PM
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Well keep on trying with that pic :) .. It took me about 20 shots before snapping a nice one of my dwarfs, what works well for me is shooting while I feed them..

I am another soul happily lost to the aquarium addiction..

150gal freshwater
7 Angels (2 marble, 1 blue diamond, 1 leopard, 1 not too sure & 2 Koi)
10 Serpae Longfin Tetras
6 Congo Tetras
2 Clown Loachs
2 Gold Gouramis
1 Dwarf Blood Gouramis
1 Blue Gourami
1 Moonlight Gourami
2 Baby Hypostomus plecostomus
1 Grey Bichir (4 1/2" - 5 ")
1 Crab
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