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White spots on dwarf flame?

Discussion in 'Gouramis and Anabantoids' started by Briggan, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. Briggan

    Briggan Fish Fanatic

    Dec 23, 2018
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    So, instead of a pair of honeys, I was only able to get a pair of dwarf flame Gouramis (love them both).
    Up until today, everything seemed to be going just fine. However, I just fed them and realized that one of the two had white spots on its side. I can see they are ever so slightly raised and looked like grains, so I’m assuming it’s ich?
    Anyone have any ideas? Only had him since Sunday, the other one seems just fine.

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  2. Colin_T

    Colin_T Member

    Jan 26, 2008
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    Perth, WA
    The fish has a weird shaped head but it doesn't have whitespot. It looks like excess mucous caused by something in the water.

    How long has the tank been set up for?
    What is the ammonia, nitrite, nitrate & pH of the water?

    Try doing a 75% water change and gravel clean the substrate every day for a week. Make sure any new water is free of chlorine/ chloramine before it is added to the tank.

    If the tank has been running for more than 2 months then clean the filter if it hasn't been done in the last 2 weeks. Wash filter materials in a bucket of tank water.

    If the problem gets worse after a water change then post another pic.

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