I got a dwarf gourami, and although I read about the virus in the profile, I didn't realize how common the disease was until after I bought the fish. I picked out a very healthy looking one, from a tank full of symptomless DGs but he still got the disease. He had been acting a little off the last week or two, and started developing the weird bulges
m I found him yesterday with even worse lumps and bulges, a couple small sores, and he wasn't very colorful and hanging out around the bottom of the tank. He looked like all the pictures of fish with the virus, so I euthanized him. It's sad... I feel bad.
I also came home to find that one of my cories had swam down the output tube of my sponge filter and was stuck in there between the tube and the airline. I thought for sure he was a gonner and pulled the filter out.. he was even out the water for a minute or two while I went to grab a bucket, but when I started to disassemble the filter he started wriggling! He was alive! He looks like he might be injured to me.. and he's not as active as the others so I am worried he will not make it either.. this happened yesterday at like 5pm and he was still alive this morning. I did get him to eat last night so I'm hoping he does make it.
I don't know if I even want to bother with replacing my gourami with anything. I had Blue Rams before without much luck.. ugh. Yesterday was a sad day for my tank. I really hope my Cory makes it, cause I already lost my Betta too because of a lid malfunction.