Sick Dwarf Gourami

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Sick Dwarf Gourami

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I had not seen my Gourami for a few days and on hunting him out he is very sick. very red sore down onrside of him. Have been treating the tank for a week with half dose of anti fungus and white spot for anothetr fish. this hasnt helped the Gourami.Image I have to hand at the moment epsom salts, anti internal bacteria. melafix, anti ulcer and fin rot meds. I have also just set up a hospital tank, should I move hime to that.

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It might be worth moving him to the QT/hospital tank. I'm not sure i would recommend any meds other than maybe a half dose of melafix, although after being medicated for a week it might be worth giving him a break and keeping the QT clean with extra water changes.
The temp is also a little cool for him, might be worth raising it a degree or two to 23/24C.
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thanks I will move him now. If he is still here tomorrow shall I put 1/2 dose of melafix in..

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Oh, hope you get him all better soon ????
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I would leave it a couple of days for him to get a break, the labyrinth organ really doesnt like medications which is why we suggest a half dose to help prevent issues, but its worth giving them a couple of days to in clean water to allow any meds to flush out before doing any more medication.
On another note do you know your water hardness?
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I'd euthanise it.

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That looks like the latter stages of the iridovirus known as "dwarf gourami disease".
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Gingerlove05 wrote: I would leave it a couple of days for him to get a break, the labyrinth organ really doesnt like medications which is why we suggest a half dose to help prevent issues, but its worth giving them a couple of days to in clean water to allow any meds to flush out before doing any more medication.
On another note do you know your water hardness?
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Eeek that looks pretty deep and like its been growing for a while, I'd be tempted to euthanise as well as it must be suffering. I'd leave off the melafix, it's not going to help with that.
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DoubleDutch wrote: I'd euthanise it.

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could you please let me know how to do this. I have some clove oil. I want to do it correctly and there are so many different takes on how to do it on line. He is in a 12l hospital tank. Thanks. I have managed to find a post on here so here we go. Goodby Mr Red :(
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