Is this ICK or something else - no spots just patches

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I recently received an order from an online fish store that I've ordered from before and they breed nearly all their own stock. Huge variety of fish. Anyway - I ordered some Gourami and yesterday noticed silver patches around their mouth or eyes. I assumed it was ICK but then I looked at the pictures of ICK online and they all have little spots all over - none of mine have that - just patches of silver/white . I'll attach some pictures - these are new fish and a bit shy so it's hard to get pictures. I have one more like this - I believe they are all Honey Gourami. -On the first shot he/she has it all over ONE side of her face - it's more silver than white, the other side looks normal. On the second picture it's just a small spot under the eye and mouth on one side only and looks more white and less silverly. Water parameters are all normal. My water is a little bit on the hard side for Gourami but they usually live about 2 years (2-3 yrs is their normal tank life expectancy while in the wild they tend to live about 1 yr

Let me know what to think and what I should do about it - they all act normally and eat normally. I'm out of tanks to put them in right now. Thanks for your opinions.

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Don't think this is ICH Jan, that's more of a dusting all over...I've never owned gourami so I can't help there, hopefully someone will be along soon to help you out! Hope you get it sorted ❤
 
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Well I thought it was curious that only this species had the silver/white patches but since they breed their own fish - some defect could have gotten into the Genetics. So far no other species in the tank have this disease and I have about 15 different varieties and nearly 30 fish. So I'm just going to ignore it for now. Just did a huge water change yesterday which is why we noticed the spots. Thanks everybody! I was just bragging the other day how the only disease I've ever had in my tanks was fish bladder and I actually believe I cured it in one of my DoJo loaches who's heart had stopped beating. I just did chest compessions and side compressions and a lot of nasty stuff came out (they are labyrinth fish with 2 water bladders. I had to do compressions off and on for over 4 hours - I could feel and see the water running through his water bladders and the clearer it became the better he seemed to feel. At 4 am I stopped and he has stayed alive since - I think he just got a clog or something. Not sure it would work on all fish. Dojo's are shaped like snakes with a walrus face and you can actually feel the water flowing through their bodies - with a fish like a Gourami I would be afraid of crushing some of its other internal organs, But i would certainly give it a try.
 

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These are pictures of that colouring naturally. It may just be it reaching maturity.
Op's fish aren't Dwarf Gouramis nor honeygouramis, they are a man made colorvariaty of Thicklipped Gouramis (T.labiosa)

I can't see what the spots are (unclear pics) but it definitely isn't Ich and I doubt it is natural.

Do they fight ? Battle scars ????
 

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Op's fish aren't Dwarf Gouramis nor honeygouramis, they are a man made colorvariaty of Thicklipped Gouramis (T.labiosa)

I can't see what the spots are (unclear pics) but it definitely isn't Ich and I doubt it is natural.

Do they fight ? Battle scars ????
I have seen it in many Gourami's. I think it's nothing to worry about.
 
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My old assistant stopped by and she looked at them and said "That's not ICK" (the student teaching the teacher LOL)
 

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Hey there :)
No Ichthyophthirius "white spots" multifiliis here.
Could you give us more info ?
- ammonia
- nitrites
- nitrates
- GH
- KH
- pH

Op's fish aren't Dwarf Gouramis nor honeygouramis, they are a man made colorvariaty of Thicklipped Gouramis (T.labiosa)
Yeah, orange morph Trichogaster labiosa.
 

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