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Old 09-25-2009, 11:09 AM   #1
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If you look behind the gills you can see they've rotted. Any ideas on what it could be?

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Old 09-25-2009, 01:02 PM   #3
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PS. My LFS said it's 'Hole-in-the-head' and gave me Octozin. I'm abit optimistic that it's something different as i can't find any article's on it effecting gourami's?!? Also something that might be worth noting, the gill damage is only on one-side.

I gave her a salt bath today for 15min (2tbs per gallon). I'm already treating for Ick using King British WS3, Should I stop this and use the Octozin???

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67people have looked at this post, and the pictures are clear.. my Gourami's still sick and I no clue how to treat her.... Any advice would be Helpful.
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I'm not that great on FW diseases, and it is kind of tough to see what exactly is going on. If you are seeing gill rot, it sounds more like Sanguinicola (eggs of blood flukes) or a fungal disease (Branchiomyces). Are the filaments falling out of the fish?
On the other hand, is the chlorine in the water or has the pH changed?
Can you get some water test results?
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Thanks for you reply, the water conditions are very good;

0.0 ammonia
0.0 nitrite
.10 nitrate
PH hasn't changed and I always use good water conditioner.

As for the fish, I can't see any filaments hanging out, it looks a fairly clean gash. It's strange how it's only on one side?!? Any more suggestions?
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Forgive my ignorance here, but what kind of gourami is it? I am trying to see a pic of a healthy one to compare, since I don't really know the natural look of that particular kind....
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Dwarf blue Gourami. Type it's into google images and you should find some pics.

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Interesting little fish, they have to breathe from the surface.
I am thinking that is a female from the rounded dorsal fin?
A few things:
Is that the natural color (it looks like it has lost some color)?
If so, do you have plants and did you use ferts/meds or other substances?
Have you varied the diet?
Are the light too bright for that fish and does she have shade?
If not, what I stated above may be the problem. It doesn't look like Hole in the head to me, but I could be wrong.
Hopefully one of our better FW folks can help you better than me.
For the gill stuff, to really ID what is going on requires sample to be checked under a microscope (a good portion of the time).
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