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    Dwarf Gourami Iridovirus?

    Discussion in 'Freshwater Diseases and Health Issues' started by CBashaw, Jul 4, 2018.

    1. CBashaw

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      Hello all! I've come to this forum many times to read up on different topics, it's been very helpful. With a new issue, this is the first place I thought of to bring my concern.

      First, background/details:

      65g fresh water community tank
      Ammonia: 0
      Nitrites: 0
      Nitrates: 10
      Stocked with dwarf powder blue and flame gouramis, black skirt tetras, pristella tetras, neon tetras, 2 adorable bristlenosed plecos, and albino/bronze cories.

      I noticed a new lesion on one of my blue DGs and first thought is iridovirus. :( He is swimming around and eating fine, doesn't seem to be in any kind of distress. I've not had any skin/scale issues in the past, would like advice/opinion on whether this is the DGI or some fungal infection.

      Thanks in advance.

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    2. tlindsey

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      I honestly don't know what it is but your water parameters are great. Could he possibly have scraped itself on something in the aquarium?
       
    3. CBashaw

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      Thanks for responding! I work hard to keep my parameters in check so the fish do not suffer. =) He's pretty docile and the gouramis pretty much leave each other alone.

      I'm going to keep my eye on him, and welcome any insights on what I should do for him.
       
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