Does My Dg Have Mouth Rot??

PheonixKingZ

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Hi!! So I bought a Dwarf GouramI a couple of days a go and I was wondering if this is mouth rot or just the coloration of his jaw. Please help!!

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That is the “good” side of his face, this is the “bad” side!!

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It is that blue coloration on his jaw I am worried about!!
 

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I believe mouth rot looks more like a fuzz than a blue colouration. It could just be his colour.

Is it just me or does he have ich though?
 
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You mean on his fins? I was thinking that to!! But is it? I will send a closer picture!! I hope he is going to be ok!!

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If so what is the treatment??
 

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I've never had to deal with ich personally, but I've heard you should slowly up the temp to 86 degrees and do water changes and gravel vacs to remove the fallen parasites from the gravel.

There are medications like paraguard, esha exit and apI super ich cure. I believe they only kill the free swimming form of the parasite, not when it's under the skin or the eggs. If somebody that actually dealt with ich could give better advice it'd be appreciated though.
 
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So is it actually ich!???

And do I have to remove my fish in order to vacuum my gravel? Because he might try to eat the waste that I stir up from the bottom.
 

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If the spots are stuck to him and aren't fuzzy, I'd say that it is probably ich. Again I've never had it, but that's what I gathered from hearing about it in the past.

You could remove him, I don't believe it's necessary though.
 
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Ok thank you!! Could he die from ich, if not treated?!?

He doesn’t appear to be showing any of the signs of ich(from what I looked up on googlee but I am no expert!!) like rubbing, scraping, labored breathing etc. so I don’t know what’s wrong with him!!
 

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It can be fatal if not treated unfortunately. Most strains can't survive in higher temperatures I believe. Also if you treat medically, it's important to treat for a bit longer than after the spots fall off. They could still be in the gravel and about to start swimming, which is when they can be killed.

If you turn the temp up, do it slowly so as to limit the amount of stress to the fish.

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He doesn’t appear to be showing any of the signs of ich(from what I looked up on googlee but I am no expert!!) like rubbing, scraping, labored breathing etc. so I don’t know what’s wrong with him!!
Hmmmm. Watch him closely just in case. Hopefully somebody else comes along and gives some advice. Or start a separate ich thread to attract attention
 

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