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Freshwater Aquarium/My gourami is not well.


Diana wrote at 2015-04-28 16:45:49
I have read that Melafix is harmful in the water for  Gourami fish do to their Labyrinth species. Is this true? I have a Gourami that is loosing weight, color and has brown stringy stuff coming from its bottom. I have moved him to another tank with a Gourami that has an ulcer I have been treating by applying Melafix to the ulcer itself as well as doing salts baths on it. I am starting to think it is a fatal ulcer as it doesn't seem to be getting any better. Can you please advise ? TY  

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Susan Fields


I own and maintain a large number of tanks with many various tropical fish species. During my fishkeeping past I have learned a lot of the myths and truths about tropical fish care. Currently I keep a wide range of species and have a lot of experience in; Severum cichlids, gouramis, platies, goldfish, bettas, tetras, paradise fish, Angelfish, Corydoras catfish, and many others as well as a couple of years with brackish water. If you have a question on tropical fish keeping I`ll be sure to answer it in the simplest way I can, and if I don`t know the answer, I`ll research the answer for you. Happy fish keeping!


I have experience in setting up fish tanks, what to feed certain species, compatible species in my experience, cleaning the tank,
and all around tropical fish care. I also have learned the truth of many of the myths of tropical fish keeping in the past.
Happy fishkeeping!


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