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blue gourami has wierd ball
story time!!!(as usual) came home from school and blue gourami has a big ball on his left. right behind the gills, its about the size of of a grape, and scales protrude only in that area. other ailments i have spotted are the tip of the fins are rotting. ohh, and darker color. i dont have a cam cause i ....kind of... dropped it in my tank . hehe, sorry but i will try to get a pic in as possible, any ideas on what it could be?
pinecone disease is another term for dropsy which is still a bacterial infection. If you ever see this again, seperate the fish and treat with an antibiotic. Adding Epsom salt to the water too will serve as a laxative in a way and help the fish dispell any built up fluid. Dropsy can cause the whole body to bloat or it can be organ specific and cause a bulge on the body. Fortunately its not very contagious but still keep an eye on your other fish and make sure the water quality is good.
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