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What's wrong with my gourami?
I added a new neon blue dwarf gourami to my 10 gallon tank. He developed a white spot over a couple days on his fin and was flashing against leaves so I immediately started treatment for ich by dosing with biospheres maracide(malachite green?). Today is the tanks last dose and I noticed one of the gouramis eyes was turning white. His other eye is just fine he isn't showing any other symptoms. The white spot on his fin finally dropped off after a couple days. What is wrong with his eye?
Ugh after doing some research, it seams Dwarf Gouramis are highly susceptible to bacterial and fungal infections. The fin rot suggests a bacterial infection, and the swollen discolored eye is from the ich according to this article. There is also a green translucent tube like thing coming from what I would guess to be the anal cavity. According to the article that sounds like thread worms. Did I just get a sick Gourami or what?
Now to figure out all the medication I need to get him healthy and how to administer them properly. Would malachite green take care of all parasites including the ich and any internal worms? Would using anti bacterial and fungal medicines at the same time as the ich medicine be safe?
Gourami Fish Diseases
How many do you have in your 10?
Yes they are very susceptible to sickness in general. Water needs to be extra clean for them and stable. seeing as he is new he may have came home with this issue.. keep an eye on the others
Powder blue DGs can be little buggers to keep healthy. You need to not mix your medications. What temp is your tank at? How often are you doing water changes and do you gravel vac?
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My tank is at 79farenheit, 8.0 to 8.2 ph. Sand substrate and I do 40% water changes, gravel vac, and tank cleaning once a week. If I notice the tank getting too dirty inbetween I do a small 15% water change and gravel vac between the main changes.
Mardel has a small range of products that seems like it is designed to deal with most diseases and some products can be used in conjunction with others. I really like how easy they make it. They have two parasite meds, which you aren't supposed to use together, called maracide and copper safe.
The dwarf gourami doesn't seem like he will make it
I have 3 Gouramis here and all died too because of ich.
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