- - Femake Gourami
|NaomiiSmith ||08-31-2008 11:46 AM |
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?
|KarlS ||08-31-2008 11:53 AM |
What kind of Gourami is she ?
|NaomiiSmith ||08-31-2008 12:13 PM |
shes a dwarf gourami :)
|KarlS ||08-31-2008 12:38 PM |
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?
|NaomiiSmith ||08-31-2008 12:49 PM |
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..!!
|KarlS ||08-31-2008 06:15 PM |
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.
|okiemavis ||08-31-2008 06:53 PM |
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?
|NaomiiSmith ||08-31-2008 06:58 PM |
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..!! :lol:
|KarlS ||08-31-2008 10:26 PM |
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..
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