Dwarf Gourami Needs Help Asap!!!!!

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Can someone please tell what happened to the back of my dwarf gourami’s mouth!
I got him a week and half ago and he seems to be swimming and eating fine.
PLEASE tell me what happened and how I can help him.
I have some s. The fish never had this before and his mouth looked fine before.

The other fish in the tank seem to not bother him. It looks like the skin got peeled back on his mouth area.
 

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Hi, can you please list
Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
Temperature:
What was the newest addition?
When was the newest addition?
How long have you had your gourami?
 
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Ammonia=0
Nitrite=20
nitrate=15
temperature=78 F

I got the tank set up 17 days ago and I added the dwarf gourami, 5 neon tetras, 2 yellow platies and 2 otocinclus 2 days after. 6 days ago, I added two guppies and 1 otocinclus and 1 cory cat. I had the gouramI for 15 days.
 
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How are they false??
Can someone please tell me what happened to my gourami

My test kit said the nitrite was 20
 

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At 17 days old and pretty well stocked I am going to guess you are experiencing water quality issues your fish will not tolerate .
I don't doubt your test result but what test are you using ? The API master registers no higher the 5ppm and the sticks 10 ppm.Usually 1-5 ppm is enough to kill your fish .
The mouth thing is probably an infection from the water quality stressing the fish .
You need to change water . If your nitrite test is still correct at 20ppm then you should be changing like 75% 3 or 4 times in a row to get it down under 1ppm.
Nitrite is more toxic then ammonia so anything over 1ppm is usually too stressful for most fish .
What do you use to dechlorinate /condition your water ?
 
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I mistaken the nitrite thing, it is actually 1 ppm
I read the test kit wrong, so there is nothing wrong with my water, so the mouth thing is not due to that.
I use an aqueon dechlorinator.
 

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