Hello there. I went to my lfs
today and asked for a honey and blue dwarf gourami. They had like 20 in a tank and I looked them all over really well and they all seemed healthy, so I didn't pick out a particular one.
Well, when I get home and put his little bag in to adjust to the temp I noticed he has a chunk of his top fin missing. I'm so mad, but the fish store is waaaaaay across town, and he seems like he's got a cool personality and the others in the tank are getting along well with him, so I'm going to keep him.
My problem is this. I DO NOT want to start medicating (Melafix)my tank. It's been running smoothly for quite some time now. Meds always mess things up and don't really work anyway or just cause some new problem.
It doesn't really look like fin rot because all of his other fins look fine and there is no "fraying". It just literally looks like it was torn or bit off, but it doesn't seem infected or like it's bothering him. I added stress coat. Is there anything else you can suggest doing? Oh, also, I didn't notice any fin rot or any infections on any of the fish in the tank he came from.