Odd Growth On Gourami's Jaw

RaptorBoy02
  • #1
So I have this dwarf gourami I purchased about a month ago, and I quickly realized he had internal parasite problems. I've been treating him, but I just noticed yesterday that this weird red spot started to grow on the right side of his jaw. Does anyone know what this is, and more importantly, how can it be treated?

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Oh and first post, I'm new to the forums (been in the hobby for a few years though!). Yay!
 
Coradee
  • #2
Welcome to Fishlore sorry a problem has brought you here, hope you get some responses today
 
DoubleDutch
  • #3
I am afraid these red ulcers are a sign of Dwarf Gourami Disease of which we have had hundreds of cases the past years.

The gourami itself seems to be in great shape though so I am hoping I am wrong.
 
RaptorBoy02
  • Thread Starter
  • #4
Thanks for the help, I'll update if he acts any different. He's beginning to eat less, in fact I don't think he's eaten in the past 2 days. This might be a result of the swelling though more than an indication of the disease. He still swims freely.
 
RaptorBoy02
  • Thread Starter
  • #5
His lip is swelling more, his mouth is stuck open now. A new swelling has appeared between his left eye and gills. Still swimming and eating. His platy tank mates appear healthy and unaffected.
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ASHLEY R COOK
  • #6
If it's spreading I fear it is dwarf gourami disease but maybe someone with more experience can confirm or have other ideas.
 
DoubleDutch
  • #7
Pretty sure it is.
If it's spreading I fear it is dwarf gourami disease but maybe someone with more experience can confirm or have other ideas.
 
RaptorBoy02
  • Thread Starter
  • #9
Well, thanks for the help folks. I'll let you know if any miracles occur.
 
RaptorBoy02
  • Thread Starter
  • #10
I have a side question, would it be okay to add other fish to the tank? Since DGD is supposed to only affect dwarf gouramis I thought maybe it'd be safe, but maybe I shouldn't take the risk.
 
ASHLEY R COOK
  • #11
I have a side question, would it be okay to add other fish to the tank? Since DGD is supposed to only affect dwarf gouramis I thought maybe it'd be safe, but maybe I shouldn't take the risk.
Don't risk it
 
DoubleDutch
  • #12
Point is that DGD (the virus).only causes the immune system to open. The symptoms are caused all kind of other infections (mostly by bacteria that CAN cause these infections in all kinds of fishspecies).

Personally I don't think they will as long as the other fish are healthy amd have a normal immunesystem. But agree to not take that risk as long as the DG is in.
 
RaptorBoy02
  • Thread Starter
  • #13
So I walked into the room to see he died this morning. I'll probably give it a week or so before adding anything new.
 
ASHLEY R COOK
  • #14
So I walked into the room to see he died this morning. I'll probably give it a week or so before adding anything new.
Aww. Sorry about your loss.
 
DoubleDutch
  • #15
sorrry to hear mate
 

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