strange sickness - pearl gourami

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by shaybo, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. shayboNew MemberMember

    This is my first post so go easy on me please lol. I have hard my pearl gourami for approximately 4 years. It has always been a strong healthy fish. I purchased a new fish tank about 6 months ago and have a had a few deaths along the way but things had improved this past while. However about 2 weeks ago I noticed small white (yellowish) dots on the fishes scales. I have had a lot of experience with white spot, and this is not white spot. After a while the areas where the dots used to be become darker and almost like sores. They are generally located on top of the head and along the spine, with some along the body also. I have tried a 1 week round of anti fungas treatment but to no effect. Is thrre any option to post photos on these forums as I think it would make it easier to diagnose.

  2. shayboNew MemberMember

    Please see image below, again first time posting on this forum so not too sure how things work yet.

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  3. DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Think this might be a case of Hole in the Head disease, which often shows with cichlids, but also can affect Gouramis.
  4. shayboNew MemberMember

    Thanks for your reply. Have you any experience with this disease? Any treatments etc? My gourami's condition has somewhat worsened today. Really does look on the verge of death. I would like to try and save him as he is my favourite fish in my tank and have had him the longest.

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  5. DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Happily not my own experience, but I remember threads on different fora about this. I know overhere for instance Esha Hexamita is used. But it's an internal / diet thing as well. Hoping members with more experience on this will jump in !!
  6. shayboNew MemberMember


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  7. DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Did a search and found this. In this (I thibk recent) article HITH is mentioned as possible disease !

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