Dwarf Gourami Passed Away...

Discussion in 'Dwarf Gourami' started by Dom90, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    This morning during feeding time, I did my usual fish count. Everyone was present except the dwarf gourami. I searched and eventually found him in a bunch of water sprite.
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  2. el337Fishlore LegendMember

    Oh no! Sorry for your loss.. any ideas as to what happened?

  3. alirayFishlore VIPMember

    Sorry for your loss. Alison

  4. LiterallyHydroWell Known MemberMember

    Sorry for your loss. How long did you have the gourami?
  5. Tiny goatfishWell Known MemberMember

    Sorry for your loss :( he's so pretty! Was he a friendly gourami?
  6. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    About two weeks or so?

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  7. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    He mainly hung out by himself near the top of the tank so I'm not sure.

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  8. LiterallyHydroWell Known MemberMember

    Only a few weeks? Is it possible he had dwarf gourami iridovirus? I read somewhere online as much as 22% of all dwarf gouramis in the industry have it. Don't quote me on that though. I have had pretty bad luck getting healthy dwarf gouramis myself.
  9. Tiny goatfishWell Known MemberMember

    Same here, I've owned 5 dwarf gouramis and 3 have died a few weeks or a month or so after buying them, the ones I have right now act very healthy, but they always die quite suddenly so I don't know if they will pull through. Dom90 I meant was he friendly to you? My first DG acted like a dog... VERY friendly.
  10. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Like you guys said, his death seemed so sudden. He wasn't showing signs of distress or infection. So it could be iridovirus?

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  11. LiterallyHydroWell Known MemberMember

    From my experience, yes, it's likely iridovirus.

    When purchasing a dwarf gourami in particular, make sure none of the other DGs look stressed, sick or dying. You want to get the fish from as healthy of a source as humanly possible.
  12. DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    There should be an import-stop for some years !!! Sorry ro hear Dom90
  13. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    The stock from this store is usually good. I went there on the good reviews I had read on yelp.

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  14. LiterallyHydroWell Known MemberMember

    It's the same at my LFS, the reviews are really good on yelp. Unfortunately even the best shops will occasionally have an unhealthy batch. Especially when such a large amount of fish in a particular species is potentially infected with iridovirus.
  15. DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    The DG os one of the moneymakers at most LFS's. Dead ones means selling new ones.
    Same overhere with goldfish. 10.000.000 are imported each year, so the same amount dies each year. As said there should be a ban on these beautiful fish that are destroyed by pressurebreeding in Asia.
    Try to get local bred ones.
    Thise are Iridovirus free.
  16. BornThisWayBettasFishlore VIPMember

    I'm so sorry for your loss, darling. :'( :console:

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