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Old 12-20-2013, 01:56 PM   #1
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My dwarf gourami has a large hump just behind the side fins. Some research says that it's a tumor or a disease but I think it's gravid. I don't know the sex of the fish so here is a picture.

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Maybe someone can diagnose the gourami. Thanks!
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That's a male gourami (female dwarf gourami are a dull silver color), so definitely not gravid. Looks like either a tumor or bloat. Is he eating well? If his appetite has dropped you can try not feeding for a day and then feeding a thawed, de-shelled pea to help clear things out.
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Old 12-20-2013, 03:46 PM   #3
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That's a male gourami (female dwarf gourami are a dull silver color), so definitely not gravid. Looks like either a tumor or bloat. Is he eating well? If his appetite has dropped you can try not feeding for a day and then feeding a thawed, de-shelled pea to help clear things out.
Eating great. It just popped up this morning. Will try the pea.
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Update. My gourami appears to have hole in the head. His poop is white with red colors mixed in. Jusy behind his eyes on the top of his head there is a small lesion, as if he scratched off his scales. Right now it is minor. Picture to come. How should I deal with this? He still is bloated/has a tumor.
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Old 12-21-2013, 01:20 PM   #5
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This guy isn't looking good. About to put him in a 5 gallon bucket for QT.
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