Pink Sores On Flame Dwarf Gourami?

Keudn

Hello all,
My Flame Dwarf Gourami has started getting pink sores on him and I'm not sure what's causing it. The first one started right on top of his head, and a couple more down his back have started showing up. I have been treating with Melafix with no success. He hasn't been acting differently, no lethargy or eating issues, he acts like nothing is wrong. Anyone know what this is?


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DoubleDutch

Sorry to say they are symptoms of DGIV (Dwarf gourami Iridovirus)
 

Keudn

Sorry to say they are symptoms of DGIV (Dwarf gourami Iridovirus)
Is the slight bump in his lower back half his enlarged spleen?
 

Jason Tanner

Is the slight bump in his lower back half his enlarged spleen?
Quite possibly. Maybe a swim bladder issue, it could also just be a bacterial infection which is causeing stress and resulting in bloating. Monitor him closly.
 

Keudn

Quite possibly. Maybe a swim bladder issue, it could also just be a bacterial infection which is causeing stress and resulting in bloating. Monitor him closly.
He has had that bump for a while now, he swims and acts like he is perfectly healthy so I don't think its a swim bladder problem. Should I try treating with something other than Melafix or just wait and see if he gets worse?
 

toeknee

I agree it's very possible to be Iridovirus. It's estimated that around 30% or more of the D.G's in the trade have this virus. Unfortunately it is not curable.
 

Keudn

I agree it's very possible to be Iridovirus. It's estimated that around 30% or more of the D.G's in the trade have this virus. Unfortunately it is not curable.
Is there something I should be trying in case it isn't? Or should I just watch him and when he looks to be in pain and in the final stages euthanize him?
 

toeknee

If it is a bacterial disease Seachem Kanaplex or Seachem Sulfaplex are great medications for that. Seachem Stressguard is great at healing damaged fins, sores etc. It actively seeks out open wounds on fish and binds to repair them. But will not treat the disease itself. Most D.G.'s with Iridovirus spend their last days at the bottom of the tank unable to swim to the top. If it gets to that point it's best to euthanize.
 

Keudn

If it is a bacterial disease Seachem Kanaplex or Seachem Sulfaplex are great medications for that. Seachem Stressguard is great at healing damaged fins, sores etc. It actively seeks out open wounds on fish and binds to repair them. But will not treat the disease itself. Most D.G.'s with Iridovirus spend their last days at the bottom of the tank unable to swim to the top. If it gets to that point it's best to euthanize.
Alright I will try meditating with those, and if nothing helps I'll just make sure he's as happy as he can be until he starts having swimming troubles
 

Jason Tanner

He has had that bump for a while now, he swims and acts like he is perfectly healthy so I don't think its a swim bladder problem. Should I try treating with something other than Melafix or just wait and see if he gets worse?
Monitor closely. If it’s DGV then there nothing you can do but if it’s a stress induced condition then unnesscary meds may make it worse.
 

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