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post #1 of 10 Old 04-30-2014, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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Growth on dwarf gourami mouth

I have a 30 gallon, with gold barbs, zebra danios, 2 dwarf gourami, and harlequin rasboras. Now I've moved my dg's a few times, and these two males seem to get along the best. I haven't witnessed fighting but I'm sure it could happen. I do weekly water changes, and regular maintenance.

Could it be fight wounds? Fungus? Contagious? Something else?

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post #2 of 10 Old 04-30-2014, 06:16 PM
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I don't see any pics.

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Maybe lymphocystosis?

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125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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Maybe lymphocystosis?

It's possible, does that mean I need to separate before it bursts? I'm not sure where I could put him. I usually quarantine in my 5 gallon frog tank but that's because I'm mainly checking for ich, which the frogs can't get. Or should I try doing maybe 30% daily water changes?

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post #6 of 10 Old 05-01-2014, 01:12 AM
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If it's lympho then there's nothing you can really do about it.

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125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #7 of 10 Old 05-01-2014, 09:37 AM Thread Starter
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But it's a little contagious, right?

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It is.... In a way it's like herpes for fish. It comes and goes, often being triggered by stress. Other fish can get it if they are stressed and have an open wound. While it's possible that all your other fish could get infected, it's highly unlikely. You would have to be doing something really wrong to make them all susceptible.

I have some fish with it. If it's spread to other fish at all, I haven't noticed. Key is to keep stress levels down. I know you probably don't want to hear this, but keeping the dwarf gouramis together is a high stress environment - at least for the one. You needn't see outright attacks for stress to take a toll on the fish.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #9 of 10 Old 05-01-2014, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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Well, if one does I won't replace them I guess... I tried putting a good amount of hiding spots and split up the territories, is there anything else I can do?

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post #10 of 10 Old 05-04-2014, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, well he looked bloated so I separated him, and he wasn't eating, and he died today... He was a beauty.

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