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- Cape May County, New Jersey, USA
- 2 years
So just this morning we lost a 2nd dwarf gourami. The first was within a week of getting them from my LFS so I assumed it came with some kind of illness. The others have seemed completely fine. Yesterday I noticed our all white one had some kind of red ulcer or lesion on its side. (Check one of my older posts for more info on my all white one). I was told in that older post that the all white female appeared to be inbred and not in good health but she ate well and acted totally normal. Well since yesterday she's kind of hiding. I am noticing that she's not coming out to eat either. This morning, to my surprise, about 15 minutes after my fiance was putting some of our plants back into the substrate bc either our mystery snails, clown pleco or the dwarf gouramis are messing with them and slightly uprooting them, one of my male dwarves started swimming erratically and within 10 minutes was dead. Mind you this is not the one with the ulcer thing. He was showing no signs of illness. It's a community tank with the dwarf gouramis (now only 2), 3 diamond tetras, 4 neon tetras, some guppies, multiple mystery snails and 1 clown pleco. I want to treat the tank for internal and external parasites. I think that's what I read it most likely is. Correct me if I'm wrong. The closest store to me is a Petsmart. I read API fin and something or other was a good one but I'm worried it will kill my snails and possibly Bozo, my clown pleco. I do not want to lose any more of my fish. I'm so confused what to do next. Please help. Any info would be appreciated. What meds would be safe? What should I do? TIA.