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Do Honey Gourami's have the same health issues as Dwarf Gourami's? I originally wanted a Dwarf, but after reading so much about their bad health lately, I decided not to get one. I like the Honey Gourami too, so I was just wondering.
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The problem(Iridovirus) is just with the Dwarfs...
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Glad to know...Thanks again Sharon. Was hoping to find another peaceful gourami!!
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How common is the iridovirus? I found a research article on it from the University of Florida: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FA035
but I'm wondering, from everyday experience, is this a very common problem in the dwarfs?

DH and I were considering stocking our new tank with the dwarf gouramis but after reading the article, I'm a little concerned and if we should stock with a different fish.
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It's very common as far as I know...I lost two in early days of fishkeeping. I have heard them referred to as "time bombs", as most are trouble. I will avoid them, until the stock improves...
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10 gal... Neons, Glolights and Cardinals, 1 Oto
10 gal... Ram Pair
29 gal... Mbuna Tank
29 gal... Krib Pair, Tiger Barbs, Tetras, 2 Otos
55 gal...5 Australian Rainbows, 1 Angel Fish, 1 Blue Gourami, 6 Congo Tetras, 1 Leopard Ctenopoma, 1 Clown Pleco, 1 UpsideDown Catfish,5 Otos, 1 Bronze Cory, 2 Peppered Cories,2 Panda Cories
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Re post #1: Honey Gourami are members of the group of fish known as dwarf gourami. They all share similar characteristics.
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That IS true, Dan, but many will say they do not share the problem with Iridovirus....
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10 gal...Female Betta Sororiety
10 gal... Neons, Glolights and Cardinals, 1 Oto
10 gal... Ram Pair
29 gal... Mbuna Tank
29 gal... Krib Pair, Tiger Barbs, Tetras, 2 Otos
55 gal...5 Australian Rainbows, 1 Angel Fish, 1 Blue Gourami, 6 Congo Tetras, 1 Leopard Ctenopoma, 1 Clown Pleco, 1 UpsideDown Catfish,5 Otos, 1 Bronze Cory, 2 Peppered Cories,2 Panda Cories
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From what I read, the iridovirus appears in the big and the small gourami and is more evident in the tank bred and raised fish. The effects and how to deal with the virus are still not defined by the people studying it. There are several diseases that plague the gourami and it is difficult to determine whether they are dying from the iridovirus or a bacterial disease. This appears to be a tough issue for those that wish to keep the various gourami. You are faced with buying them and taking the chance that they may or may not develop fatal disease.
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is the diease contagouis to other dwarfs in your tank?
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Yes, it is highly contagious....
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10 gal...Female Betta Sororiety
10 gal... Neons, Glolights and Cardinals, 1 Oto
10 gal... Ram Pair
29 gal... Mbuna Tank
29 gal... Krib Pair, Tiger Barbs, Tetras, 2 Otos
55 gal...5 Australian Rainbows, 1 Angel Fish, 1 Blue Gourami, 6 Congo Tetras, 1 Leopard Ctenopoma, 1 Clown Pleco, 1 UpsideDown Catfish,5 Otos, 1 Bronze Cory, 2 Peppered Cories,2 Panda Cories
 


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