05-23-2012, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Mark602
Hi I added a blue dwarf gourami to my tank about 2 months ago after about 2 weeks he developed a lump on the side of his face and became very lathargic he died within a few days, I just presumed bad breeding or something so I added another about 3 weeks later on Saturday he developed the exact same symptoms and died this morning, does anybody have any suggestions why?? My water parameters are Ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 20, ph 7.4
Thanks in advance mark.
These fish are not very hardy and many of them (maybe 40 %) that are imported, are prone to mycobacterium/Iridovirus which is not treatable.
Honey gourami or pearl gourami are much hardier .
Google Iridovirus in Dwarf gourami.