In this subcategory about gourami fish, we are going to post articles about possible gourami diseases. If you notice a problem with your pet gourami, please go to our comprehensive article about ten possible gourami diseases to compare possible symptoms and start treating your fish as soon as possible.
It is known that gourami is easy to care for by being a hardy fish that can adapt swiftly to any environment and get sick less frequently than similar-looking fish species. They can be found all across the world in nature. Thus they are not vulnerable to a wide range of illnesses.
Generally, gourami is a hardy and resistant species that possess a high level of immune defense. But still, some diseases can damage them.
The majority of the most deadly illnesses may be avoided with proper care and prevention.
Do not be scared, as the majority of gourami’s bad states are caused by incorrectly selected or poorly maintained living circumstances in an aquarium, which are entirely under your control. In most situations, the sickness was possibly brought on by changes in the quality of water, feeding, or temperature.
In part, it might be challenging to detect indications of disease in them at first because even sick gourami fish are still going to behave upbeat and energetic, especially during the spawning period. That’s why if you notice a reduction in the gourami movement, it is already a bad sign.
General gourami diseases
Yes, you probably already know how to care for gourami fish. But even if you are going to follow every needed step, you may still get one of the diseases, such as various fungi, bacterial diseases, viruses, worms, and even ciliates, from outside.
Just as with people and other living organisms, when one fish is infected, other fish can become infected and cause the death of absolutely every other aquarium inhabitant. That’s why when you notice any ill-looking gourami, transfer it to a different aquarium or any other vessel right away.
Quarantine to keep diseases away.
After what you’ve read in the previous paragraph, you need to know one perfect way of preventing any gourami disease from outside. Before you are going to put a recently bought gourami (or any other type of fish, shrimp, or snail) into a community aquarium, you should quarantine it. It is critical to keep a new gourami fish in a separate tank for at least a week and observe its behavior every day and its appearance. Only after being fully confident about its health introduce it to your aquarium.