nerdyaquarist Posted November 4, 2022 Share Posted November 4, 2022 I’ve had a bit of trouble with some red honey gouramis I got many months ago, with almost the entire stock from one particular store dying on me over time and the stock from another store being perfectly fine. I also have had a cardinal tetra succumb to this strange affliction over time too. I have 1 gourami left from that store and he’s always looked strange. His body has always looked much thinner and paler than the rest but he’s always been super active and eating and pooping fine. From the pictures you can see how this guy looks like he has no fat in his body, compared to my other gouramis. I have treated him and everyone with no less than 3-4 rounds of prazipro and him with at least 2 rounds of levamisole to no avail. After doing all this, I kinda just gave up and assumed he just had a genetic defect and was like that. Recently, he’s become noticeably more pale and skinny. I’m willing to do another round of levamisole but I don’t have high hopes. I don’t know what other medication to use and I don’t even know if the issue is parasitic. The picture I included was of him 2 months ago and he’s now even skinnier and paler now. Second picture is of his healthy tank mate for comparison. He’s completely see-through too, unlike his healthy mates. I know he’s also being bullied by the other gouramis (by being chased away whenever they see each other) which can contribute. I’ve been struggling a bit with this tank lately and am becoming pretty disheartened by the hobby. I’d appreciate any and all help. Mandatory info: 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite, 20 nitrate 6.6 pH 78-80 F temp 29 gallon heavily planted tank Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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