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    I have a very sick Blue Dwarf Gourami. My other Blue Dwarf Gourami is fine as are my other fish. It seems like this one has gone from bad to worse and I am need to know what he has and if there is any chance of saving him. Thanks for any help.
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    Welcome to the AC.

    Sorry to hear about your gourami, I'll move this thread to the fish diseases section, you should get more/better answers there.
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    First could we get some more information?

    How big of a tank?
    How many other dwarf gourami/other tank inhabitants?
    What is the water condition (pH, ammonia, nitrites and nitrates?)
    How often do you do a water change?
    What type of filtration do you have?


    Looks like a deep sore or ulcer. I am not 100% but probably bacterial infection at this point. Would treat with something that covers gram positive and negative bacteria, think Kanaplex does that...but not 100% Also the Paraguard liquid works well as a broad spectrum medication-but would be best dosed in a quarantine tank.

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    Bacterial Infections: Inactivity, loss of color, frayed fins, bloated body, cloudy eyes, open sores, abscesses, red streaks throughout body, reddening or inflammation of the skin, fins or internal organs, bulging eyes, difficulty breathing.
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    Sluggishness, lack of appetite, open sores with red edges, possible fin rot. Ulcers OTC medication for bacterial infections.
    Rocksor is a member here who is very good helping with diseases, I am hoping he chimes in with his recommendations and I would wait prior to doing anything just so you have a second opinion.
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    What's the PH of your water?

    I would try antibiotics at this point, and put salt in the water to prevent the fish from losing it's minerals in its body.

    1. Mix 1 tablespoon of salt (pickling) for every 5 gallons of water, and then put into the tank. I assume it is in a quarantine tank.
    2. I would get Erythromycin (Maracyn-1 or API E.M. Erythromycin) and Kanamycin Sulfate (Seachem Kanaplex)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Welcome to the AC.

    Sorry to hear about your gourami, I'll move this thread to the fish diseases section, you should get more/better answers there.

    Thanks for your assistance.

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    You are very welcome....good advice and questions for you above.
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    I have a 60 gallon tank with 2 large angel fish, a big monster fish which I am still trying to figure out what he is. (I'll have to post a picture.) 5 Glow fish, 2 zebra fish, 6 tetras, a large gourami and a dwarf blue gourami, and a couple of bottom feeders. And one fairly old snail. I do water changes every couple of weeks. The pH was a little acidic, and the nitrates a little high, but everything else was fine. The tank remains pretty stable. I use Prime after adding new water. Everyone else in the tank looks great.




    Quote Originally Posted by Boundava View Post
    First could we get some more information?

    How big of a tank?
    How many other dwarf gourami/other tank inhabitants?
    What is the water condition (pH, ammonia, nitrites and nitrates?)
    How often do you do a water change?
    What type of filtration do you have?


    Looks like a deep sore or ulcer. I am not 100% but probably bacterial infection at this point. Would treat with something that covers gram positive and negative bacteria, think Kanaplex does that...but not 100% Also the Paraguard liquid works well as a broad spectrum medication-but would be best dosed in a quarantine tank.

    http://www.fishnet.org/sick-fish-chart.htm


    Rocksor is a member here who is very good helping with diseases, I am hoping he chimes in with his recommendations and I would wait prior to doing anything just so you have a second opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksor View Post
    What's the PH of your water?

    I would try antibiotics at this point, and put salt in the water to prevent the fish from losing it's minerals in its body.

    1. Mix 1 tablespoon of salt (pickling) for every 5 gallons of water, and then put into the tank. I assume it is in a quarantine tank.
    2. I would get Erythromycin (Maracyn-1 or API E.M. Erythromycin) and Kanamycin Sulfate (Seachem Kanaplex)
    Other than the salt, Based on this OP's issue what would be the first med or combo to give this fish?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silbar View Post
    Other than the salt, Based on this OP's issue what would be the first med or combo to give this fish?
    I would do both since Erythromycin deals primarily with gram positive bacterial infections and Kanamycin primarily deals with gram negative bacterial infection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heidier View Post
    . I use Prime after adding new water.
    Prime should be added before adding the new water directly to the tank and not after. This will reduce the chances of your good bacteria from being killed off. When adding water directly to the tank, you should add enough Prime for the total tank volume. If you are adding water using buckets, you just need enough Prime for the amount of water in the bucket.

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