Can Anyone Identify This?

Becknewt24

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This is my dwarf gourami and I just noticed this. Anyone know what it might be? Is it DGIV? It doesn’t look like ich either
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And he’s the only one in the tank with this.
 
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Doubtful that it’s DGD, most cases I’ve heard don’t show outward signs. But that’s my personal experience, maybe someone who has seen it differently can help.
 

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DGIV can show outward signs, but it could also be a severe bacterial or other viral infection.

Do you have a QT tank you can move him to?
 
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TexasDomer said:
DGIV can show outward signs, but it could also be a severe bacterial or other viral infection.

Do you have a QT tank you can move him to?
Sadly I don’t, but I might be able to go run to Walmart to get a 10 gallon for 14 dollars.

TexasDomer said:
DGIV can show outward signs, but it could also be a severe bacterial or other viral infection.

Do you have a QT tank you can move him to?
Only problem is, I’m in the middle of a storm.
 

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Unfortunately I also agree to euthanize, it’s better for the fish, especially being a labyrinth fish, if it gets too weak to reach the surface it will drown to death
 
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TexasDomer said:
I kinda agree with DD, I don't think it'd be a bad idea to euthanize.
Can’t he heel up tho? Isn’t there anything I can do or won’t it go away eventually?
 

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I'd recommend pithing or clove oil man. You're going to have to make a choice. Try to nurse it back to health with a high chance of failure and lots of steps (would recommend a net box used for fry and keep him there so he is close to the surface to breath) or euthanize and get it over with. It almost looks like the scales are pushed outwards, almost reminds me of dropsy. Almost.
 

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Becknewt24 said:
Can’t he heel up tho? Isn’t there anything I can do or won’t it go away eventually?
Sorry mate. It is looking veryyyyy bad.
Chances are equal to zero (sorry)
 
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I think I’m going to. He lost one of those antena things on the bottom of his body.
 
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Kristian Acevedo said:
What’s your aquarium size and current stock?

Also, your profile says you don’t know about the nitrogen cycle. So before adding more fish I suggest that you read up on how to do a fishless cycle
I know how to now lol, I just don’t know how to change it.

36 gallons

1 molly
1 guppy
2 platys
7 harlequin rasboras
9 albino cories
2 zebra snails

I was thinking maybe a tiger pleco, or maybe a GBR or Bolivian ram, maybe an apisto but I don’t know anything about them.
 
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