Wound Or Disease?

Sappy

Active Member
Member
Messages
59
Reaction score
6
One of my Dwarf Gouramis has 2 white bumps on him, one on its side and one near the mouth which is slightly pink. Does this look like a disease or is it possibly a wound? I do have another dwarf gouramI in my tank and they do squabble some times but nothing serious.

I have a 20 gallon tank and the parameters are fine. But, I also noticed that some of my corys are having problems with their barbels all of a sudden, one even had a part of its nose area turn white. I attributed that to my increased dosing of excel last week which I have since lowered. Could this be related to the gouramI issue?

here are some pictures of the Gourami.
515816-d7ce03c9ca069bc3e94331aa2fef588d.jpg
515817-7687f9be4eceaeb79faaf353ad127345.jpg
 

Attachments

sarah.grobbelaar

New Member
Member
Messages
47
Reaction score
21
Location
Cumbria
Experience
5 to 10 years
I’m so sorry but it looks like dwarf gouramI disease. I had it in a powder blue, started showing the same wounds that yours have, then became thin and unfortunately died sooner after. By the time the first one was showing a wound, the others followed shortly after. I lost all 6. Highly contagious in dwarf gouramis, your other fish won’t get it but any other dwarf will already be infected. No cure.

Hopefully it is just a wound.

So sorry x
 
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #4
OP
S

Sappy

Active Member
Member
Messages
59
Reaction score
6
sarah.grobbelaar said:
I’m so sorry but it looks like dwarf gouramI disease.
Hopefully that's not the case since there is no cure. But after a quick reading about that disease, it doesn't seem to have any of those symptoms.

PeteStevers said:
You may have some type of fungal infection going on. Especially since you say the cory has the white patch.
That's what I was thinking, is there any commonly recommended medicine for fungal infections? All I have is Melafix.
 
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #6
OP
S

Sappy

Active Member
Member
Messages
59
Reaction score
6
PeteStevers said:
Do you have another tank you can separate the infected fish into? This is the preferred method. Then you can either use salt bath treatments or purchase an anti-fungal medication such as Melafix, API Fungus Cure or API Pimafix.
Unfortunately I don't have another tank, would dosing my whole tank with pimafix be bad? Ive done it with melafix before and had no problems. Also it might help my corys.
 

PeteStevers

Well Known
Member
Messages
696
Reaction score
306
Location
Manchester, Missouri
Experience
More than 10 years
Yes, you can treat your whole tank. Pimafix is a treatment for external fungal infections in fish. It will also treat bacterial infections, but Melafix is usually the first choice for bacterial infections. The bottle says you can use them both since we don't know if it is fungal or bacterial.
 
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #8
OP
S

Sappy

Active Member
Member
Messages
59
Reaction score
6
Ok, I'll go pick up some Pimafix then, thanks for the help.
 

New Threads

Similar Threads

Follow FishLore!

FishLore on Social Media

Online statistics

Members online
86
Guests online
1,944
Total visitors
2,030

Aquarium Photo Contests

Aquarium Calculator

Top Bottom