Dwarf gourami bloating

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by BamBamSorg, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. BamBamSorg

    BamBamSorgWell Known MemberMember

    I have a flame dwarf gourami and for a week or so he has been all bloated up. Idk why. I feed my fish twice a day. Morning and night. He hasnt been eating and I am worried I dont want to loose him. He just hangs out at the surface in a corner or just in the back. He swims normally he can go up and down. He is not tilted to a side. He can swim but he rarely does. Help
     
  2. AtomicMudkip

    AtomicMudkipValued MemberMember

    Hope this helps
     
    ~ Mudkipz
     
  3. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Can you attach a pic?

    What are you feeding and how much do you feed?
     




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    BamBamSorg

    BamBamSorgWell Known MemberMember

    Thank you :) but theres 1 problem....I tried feeding him a pea (no shell) and he wont eat it. All the other fish do but not him.....he poops but its not brown and thick like usual. Its a long stringy thin white
     




  5. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    White stringy poop is often a sign of parasites, but as to which kind, it's impossible to say.

    Do you have a QT tank you can put him in? I'd start by fasting and treating with PraziPro.

    Do you have floating cover for him?
     
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    BamBamSorg

    BamBamSorgWell Known MemberMember

    Here is a picture of him. Its kinda hard to get a good pic sorry :'( I feed them flake food and maybe throw in a few shrimp pellets for the corys but the fish eat them too.
     

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  7. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    He's extremely bloated. Do you have a QT tank?
     
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    BamBamSorg

    BamBamSorgWell Known MemberMember

    I had to redue the whole tank because it was full of hitchhikers etc it was bad lets just say that. The QT tank is only 1/4 full and has no filter just plants. I will get water in and get the filter back on it again. The media is still moist so hopefully the bacteria survived so it can cycle quick.
     
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    BamBamSorg

    BamBamSorgWell Known MemberMember

    Ok set up the QT and now its running again! :) I have some plants in there that I want to grow im guessing thats fine if he is in there with the plants? What is causing him to be bloated??
     
  10. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    I'd eurhanise it. Sorry !
     
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    BamBamSorg

    BamBamSorgWell Known MemberMember

    :'( I might have to.......hes not doing so good.....is there anything I can do?
     
  12. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    I doubt it in this stage
     
  13. Maxi1Valued MemberMember

    Better to euthanize it. I think what happens is it gets so sick and heavy it can no longer swim to the top to breathe and eventually it essentially drowns at the bottom of the tank.
     
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    BamBamSorg

    BamBamSorgWell Known MemberMember

    Oh....its been doing that were it is staying at the surface......ok...I think ill do that tonight :'( its so sad cause ive had him since he was only 1 inch long...
     
  15. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Very sad !!
     
  16. Maxi1Valued MemberMember

    I'm very sorry, been there myself.
     
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    BamBamSorg

    BamBamSorgWell Known MemberMember

    Bad news......I came home and found him dead.....I almost started crying. He was so sweet too!!! He knew he was gonna die soon....ugh im so sad :'(
     
  18. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Sorry !
     




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