What Is This???

Discussion in 'Pearl Gourami' started by brousecasey12, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. brousecasey12

    brousecasey12 Well Known Member Member

    So I just walked into my room and looked at the tank and noticed my pearl gourami had something hanging from it. What is it!?! Should I be concerned! Here are pictures of my pearl with its unknown substance:
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    Please help!!!
     
  2. KimberlyG

    KimberlyG Fishlore VIP Member

    Looks like clear stringy poop. I'd watch and see if it happens again. Usually a sign of internal parasites.
     
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    brousecasey12

    brousecasey12 Well Known Member Member

    Is there a cause of this? Because I just went back to check on the pearl and it was gone.
     




  4. KimberlyG

    KimberlyG Fishlore VIP Member

    It will drop off just like any other poop. If it continues for a couple days, I would treat for internal parasites.
     
  5. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeper Fishlore VIP Member

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    brousecasey12

    brousecasey12 Well Known Member Member

    Should I wait a day or two before buying it?
     
  7. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeper Fishlore VIP Member

    It's white poop, right? If it is, your gourami has parasites. And you can treat it now, I don't see a reason to wait. And make sure you remove the carbon:)
     
  8. KimberlyG

    KimberlyG Fishlore VIP Member

    There is a good video put out by The Inquisitive Fish Guy on treating with General Cure.
     
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    brousecasey12

    brousecasey12 Well Known Member Member

    What do you mean remove the carbon? May be a stupid question but I don't understand.

    I have flake food, do I still add medicine to it or do I need pellets?
     
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  10. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeper Fishlore VIP Member

    The small black "rocks" in your filter cartridge (if that's what you use as filter media).
     
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    brousecasey12

    brousecasey12 Well Known Member Member

    Oh I don't lol
     
  12. KimberlyG

    KimberlyG Fishlore VIP Member

    I feed flake too. I had to do this once. I went out and bought a small jar of pellets because I didn't know how I was going to soak and dry flakes. lol
    Fortunately they ate them.

    what is in your filter?
     
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    brousecasey12

    brousecasey12 Well Known Member Member

    The filter cartridges? I believe so. They are large and white. They go with the aqueon filter .
     
  14. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeper Fishlore VIP Member

    When you rip open the filter cartridge, do you see the small black rocks?
     
  15. KimberlyG

    KimberlyG Fishlore VIP Member

    They have charcoal in them. Open the clip at the top and dump the charcoal out. (Although you are treating internally with food which is the best way for internal parasites, but if you were treating the water column you would need to dump that charcoal.
     




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