Is this dwarf gourami disease?

SLuGz

I noticed recently my usually very active and friendly powdered blue dwarf gourami was just hanging at the surface of the tank, not moving all that much. When i looked carefully, he has something that looks like an open wound, or a sore on one side near his gill. He also has a swollen section near his mouth.

Is this dwarf gourami disease? He tried to escape my net, isn't fully lethargic. He's in a sick bucket now as a precaution. If it is dwarf gourami disease, should I euthanize with clove oil?

Water parameters:
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 3
pH: 7.4

Thanks.
 

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Hellfishguy

Lesions are a symptom of Dwarf Gourami Iridovirus. Once symptoms appear improvement is very unlikely. Shops should include some clove oil with every dwarf gourami they sell.
 

SLuGz

I have i clove oil standing by. Should I euthanize? he's not eating in my sick bucket.
 

Hellfishguy

Probably the kindest thing you can do at this point.
 

SLuGz

He was euthanized in the morning. Was definitely fading fast. Was a really cool and friendly fish. Rest in peace buddy.
 

Coradee

Sorry he didn’t make it Dgd is horrible :(
 

DoubleDutch

Sorry to hear but you took the best decission.
 

SLuGz

Thank you. It wasn't easy. I do consider my fish pets and not just a "hobby". I take their health and environment ultra seriously. Life is life.

It was my first time euthanizing using the clove oil method. It was hard. Not as hard as putting a dog down (had to do that in the past) but it was definitely hard. I could tell the fish was a little scared. but I know this had to be done and it won't be the first and last time. but he was totally on his way out...his eyes looked all swollen, like what dead fish look like. He was coming to the surface to spit bubbles and breathe, would sink lifelessly to the bottom, then come up to the surface again. I think he was struggling to breathe.

Although his condition was absolutely terminal and probably very painful, I was glad to assist him to his fate in a quick, painless manner.
 

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