I need help trying to figure out what is wrong with my male Pearl Gourami
. I think I wrongly treated (Maracide) for ich.
First he was once in a great while scraping against the plants, then he and the female both started darting around the tank occasionally. Then I noticed about a week and a half ago a white spot behind his gill. There were no other spots on him or any other fish. The white spot looks like a scale rubbed the wrong direction and turned white, only thicker than a scale and about twice as wide. I gave 4 treatments for ich and now I am thinking that it probably is not.
I tried getting a better photo but he will not sit still long enough for me to get the right angle.
I do weekly water changes up to 50%. Nitrates are minimal with no nitrites or ammonia. The water is consistantly very hard (off the charts) and ph hovers around 7.2
I feed them a combo of frozen brine shrimp with spirulina, and frozen bloodworms every other day and alternate flake and granules on the off days.
Other tank inhabitants are 3 platys (Oh yeah, 1 Platy
died Saturday) 1 very young pleco, 4 ghost shrimp, 2 guppies, 2 african dwarf frogs. I have a lot of Wisteria
in the back and some Anubias
in the front.