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Need Gourami Help

Discussion in 'Tropical Fish Emergencies' started by Ewilkins521, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. Ewilkins521

    Ewilkins521 New Member

    Aug 29, 2017
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    Hey guys! My boyfriend and I just started a new tank, and tonight we noticed something strange on one of our gouramis and need some help. We're new to fish keeping, so we're not up to date on diseases, but we're thinking maybe anchor worms based on pictures we have found. Any help would be much appreciated!

    Tank size: 38g bow front
    pH: 7.8
    ammonia: less than .5 ppm
    nitrite: 3 ppm (recently spiked, we believe from over cleaning-the bf freaked out about his tank being 'too dirty' I think it was bacteria colonizing and we lost it all in his cleaning spree, lost 7 fish from it)
    nitrate: less than 20 ppm
    kH: about 40 ppm
    gH: about 150 ppm
    tank temp: around 73

    Fish Symptoms (include full description including lesion, color, location, fish behavior): looks like a white mass with a couple of strings coming off it

    Volume and Frequency of water changes: usually about 1/4 tank every week/1.5 weeks. Has been more frequent with nitrite spike-every few days

    Chemical Additives or Media in your tank: 200 and 150 penguin marineland filters with biowheel, stress coat to condition water before added, and quick start with water changes and fish addition for bacteria

    Tank inhabitants: was 2 gouramis and 9 tiger barbs before spike, but lost 7 barbs (yes we know about aggression, no there wasn't any)

    Recent additions to your tank (living or decoration): the 2 gouramis

    Exposure to chemicals: just stress coat and quick start

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