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Raid65 10-29-2012 05:04 PM

Gourami- brown spikes from anus and white cotton string
 
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I have a 10 gallon tank with a dwarf gourami that originally had brown spikes coming out of his anus (check pic). I bought medicine to treat worms and followed the instruction of 1 dose, wait 48 hours for another dose, and then 48 hours for a 25% water change. Now the gourami still has the brown spikes but seems to be excreting a white cotton like string. Any ideas of what this could be? Is this good because he is getting rid of something?

Its a 10 gallon tank with a gourami and pacosomus(sp?) only. Typically fed flake food in AM, and brine shrimp every other PM.

Kim 10-30-2012 08:26 AM

What kind of medication are you using? I've never had luck with soluble meds for internal parasites- the feed-through seem to be best. As for the white discharge, it may just be feces, which tend to turn white and stringy during parasite infestations.

Raid65 10-30-2012 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Kim (Post 1292168)
What kind of medication are you using? I've never had luck with soluble meds for internal parasites- the feed-through seem to be best. As for the white discharge, it may just be feces, which tend to turn white and stringy during parasite infestations.

I bought meds for worms from pet store. What is the feed through method? Is that the inside of the peas? Thanks for the help.
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