Now his stomach looks bloated and he HAS been using the bathroom, I was thinking that he might have an tumor?? The dwarf gourami (Trichogaster lalius), also known as the powder blue dwarf gourami, is a small fish that remains one of the most popular gouramis available in the aquarium trade. I have a cobalt blue dwarf gourami that I have had for about three weeks. 4 days ago I noticed a couple red sores on him, one on the top of his head and one around the base of of one if his feelers. Started hiding in the plants and seems to be getting worse any advice. About 3 weeks ago he developed a lump on his right side. Discussion Starter • #1 • May 16, 2014. about 3, 3 1/2 weeks ago i went out and bought 5 dwarf gouramis for my 55. they been sitting in a 20 gallon quarantine since then. Nothing helped!! snostorm Posts: 84 Joined: Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:48 am. tekneb Posts: 211 Plus there’s the fact that too much sodium can cause bloatingpretty much the opposite of what you want when trying to “diet.” and I have some pain on my lower left screaming in pain nothing would help her.we moved back to the state of Va. Get some antibiotics from your local fish store and follow directions for use. For Information on keeping freshwater fish, see: My male dwarf gourami has started just sitting at the bottom of the tank almost like he’s about to die!He won’t eat or move been maybe 4 days like this. I'm afraid it might be contagious, but maybe it is just constipation. Ulcers on dwarf Gourami I have a 29 gallon tank that has been up and running for 4 years. I had a dwarf gourami with the same problem. view 15 full verison photos of 26 gallons freshwater fish - photo #1 - Closer view of one side of my tank and my gourami. The Dwarf Gourami can grow up to 3.5 inches in the wild. I recently had 2 dwarf gourami's but one … Gourami care and breeding (spawning) requirements vary slightly from species to species, but most Gouramis have the same basic needs. I’ve only had him a day Is this just somthing they do or what the other fish is perfectly fine. Dwarf gourami, freshwater fish. Dwarf Gourami Looks Bloated Upper Constipation Abdominal Gi canine pancreas function. That might sound silly to some, but someone here suggested it. He's not even bullying any of the fish like he did when he first got into the tank. I figured it was not long for this world, but I decided to do a lot of water changes. He doesn't have any external symptoms, other than perhaps breathing little more rapid than usual. Dwarf Sorry to hear that, I know it doesnt help but this is exactley the why mine died from being haressed by the more aggressive gourami...laying on his side or leaning over basically on the bottom until they died...I lost a few this way. Symptoms include difficulties in breathing, loss of appetite, bloated appearance, discoloration, and death. My stress and sadness comes from Mr. Pepper. The Dwarf Gourami is one of the littlest and most prominent individual from the Gourami family, which likewise incorporates the Moonlight, Honey and the Three Spot Gourami.Dwarf Gouramis are local Asian fishes.. You would find them in streams where the water is slow-moving and the substrate has a lot of vegetation. I should have read more about these fish before I got them. The Flame Dwarf Gourami is one of a number of beautiful varieties that have been developed. The viral infection does not show symptoms until the fish are too weak. However, I did notice today that he was doing something funny with the other dwarf gourami (a powder blue) The blue gourami would swim up to the flame and the flame would kind of do what a dog would do to show the other is the dominant... kind of go on its side a little bit. He eats like a horse, so he definitely isn't starving. However, I did notice today that he was doing something funny with the other dwarf gourami (a powder blue) The blue gourami would swim up to the flame and the flame would kind of do what a dog would do to show the other is the dominant... kind of go on its side a little bit. I have 3 black widow tetras, 3 Serpae tetras, 2 hatchet fish, 2 red tailed rasboras, 4 lemon tetras, 1 swordtail, 3 Corys, 1 pleco, 3 neon tetras, 1 dwarf Gourami. They are one of the few species of gouramis that make a good fit for nano aquariums.When kept in the right environment these shy freshwater fish come to life, showing off their glowing colors and … Soil – small pebbles. The water is in good condition and no other fish are effected. Dwarf Gourami Iridovirus is a recently found among freshwater fish breeders. I recently had 2 dwarf gourami's but one … But the thing that worries me is that he is constantly swimming up and down the glass on one side of the tank. An algae-based flake food, along with freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and brine shrimp, will provide these fish with proper nutrition.. Signs of Stress and/or Sickness. Wild-caught specimens have had the reputation for being sensitive fish, especially if kept in hard water, and older books often describe this species as being one for the more experienced hobbyist. NotesTop ↑. I have a pearl gourami that's extremely bloated. Hi, I posted the same question at another forum and was recommended that I post here for assistance. Aquarium for the dwarf gourami. The Dwarf Gourami (Trichogaster lalius) is one of the smaller and more dramatically colored species of gourami.Because of this, they are the most popular variety as well. Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. Your gourami may have an abscess. I'm thankful for all your comments and tips. He hasn’t lost any color maybe a … I have a dwarf gourami that has been very bloated the past 2 days. I'm taking the larger one back today. Several colour forms have been line-bred for the trade and have also proved popular. My blue gourami is laying on his side a the bottom of the tank. The Dwarf Gourami is one of the most ubiquitous freshwater species in the aquarium hobby, and is unarguably a beautiful fish. The purpose of this version of the aquarium is the same as the previous one – to achieve the coexistence of different fish species with male and female dwarf gourami. If there are other fish in the tank (especially other gourami) this is likely as they are fairly combative. I have also noticed that his two little whiskers are very very short unlike how they were when I got him. I don't know what it is, but my dwarf sunset gourami had the same thing show up on its side. If you have fish that fight, you must separate them. It's been 2 days and he's been breathing really hard. Compared to the Dwarf gourami, the Honey gourami is smaller, shyer, and more prone to hiding in aquaria with boisterous tank mates. Dwarf Gourami Iridovirus (DGIV) The quality of the dwarf gouramis in the trade has steadily declined for years, with batches of fish showing significantly higher levels of mortality than 10 years ago. stable tank, all params normal - no changes in filtration / tank mates / food my gourami is suddenly very bloated - seems like the skin is so stretched you can almost see through it - very red. Tank - 500 odd Litres. However, in captivity, they usually grow up to 2 inches only. Long story short, he … I have a dwarf gourami I got 4 months ago. Spotted Gourami (blue): The main feature of the blue gourami is the body color of the same name, as well as two black spots on each side (one in the center and the second near the caudal fin). He cant swim or stay right side up he is in a netted tank in the bigger tank and he lays on the bottom of it he has energy when i put my hand in there, and swims, but then when he stops swimming he falls back to the bottom It has gotten much worse today, so I quarantined him for the time being. He ate normally and acted normal, but looked like a swollen pig. 150 Posts . What is wrong with the fish? I went to LFS and one of the people told me to just put Fishkeeper in my tank (one capful every day for 5 days.) The virus was first noticed among imported fish from several East Asian countries. It is also one of the easier egg laying fish to breed in an aquarium. He is pretty large though. I have two male dwarf blue gourami's in a 10 gallon tank along with 4 neon tetras and a blue snail. Dwarf Gourami Diseases. He as been doing this for awhile and nothing has worked to help him. The dorsal, caudal and ventral fins have many small silver spots that shimmer beautifully against a dark background. Ulcers on dwarf Gourami I have a 29 gallon tank that has been up and running for 4 years. This is why I have gone to one gourami … I have 3 black widow tetras, 3 Serpae tetras, 2 hatchet fish, 2 red tailed Rasboras, 4 lemon tetras, 1 swordtail, 3 Corys, 1 Pleco, 3 neon tetras, 1 dwarf Gourami. Usually when a Dwarf gourami is stressed or sick, then it will sulk around at the … I'll do all I can to help. if he starts looking like a pine cone it's time to put him down. One minute the dwarf is then he looks dead. Also plant (at the edge of the side walls of the tank) Vallisneria. Unfortunately, like neon tetras, dwarf gouramis are synonymous with dwarf gourami iridovirus (DGI or DGIV) and dwarf gourami disease (DGD.) Now his stomach looks bloated and he does not really have any pineconing going on with his.... 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