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post #1 of 2 Old 07-17-2013, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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Dwarf Gourami - Black belly?

Hi Guys, so, very recently I noticed that my Dwarf Gourami has developed some black markings on his belly, and I have no idea what it is. Googling comes back with results ranging from "Preparing to spawn", through dropsy, and even bacterial gill infection.

The tank size is 100 litres, and he shares a tank with 1 Bristlenose, 6 small corys, 4 Neon tetras, 1 Molly and another Dwarf Gourami. Tank readings are:

Ammonia: 0

He seems to be completely normal behaviour wise, and is eating normally, so I am a bit stumped.

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post #2 of 2 Old 08-02-2013, 06:13 PM
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How is he doing now? Have you looked into Dwarf Gourami Disease? I've heard of it turning their stomachs black.

I currently have three tanks:
10 gallon with a male betta.
55 gallon (future platy breeding tank) with 2 bolivian rams, 2 albino BN plecos, and 9 glowlight tetras.
65 gallon (future South American biotope) empty. Waiting to replace bottom

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