Gourami with that strange pink white growth? Now gone heres how!
Ok, just posting after reading on many diferent forums, as to what worked for me.
First, after doing much research... Gouramies are bred in horrific conditions these days, come loaded with parasites/now possibly viral strains.. and thought of by Asian breeders as 'fish ready to implode' or some such.
Guy, red dwarf (really liked) had this caluflower growth near chin, lower left side... first time treated with clout.. went away, returned him to main tank... Months later came back...It had this white thin stringy thing coming out of the center, white near edges more pink in center.
I saw this same description during my research... did another round of clout, this time useless.
(all done in isolated, hospital tank of course)
So, this time (when you are desperate you try things normally you might not)... and all with salt in tank as well.
clout was in food as well, other antibacterial foods no use.
so, then decided to spot treat after doing research... when netted this guy didn't struggle at all which thank good ness made it so much easier.
I used (as mentioned else where) curechrome (formally mecurachrome - mercury taken out, too bad, worked wonders in past)
I diluted with spring water and used cotton swab... just swab don't wipe away the slime coat or scales.
Then returned to salted tank with bit of stress coat...
Now, after doing this once every other so on days... he is just fine so far.. several months now... growth is gone... chin looks same on both sides.... never will know what it is exactly without microscope, but it worked.
salt, spot treatment (be careful and do not get into gills... that's why his not squirming around helped, plus I tilted his head down, so if it did leak (after dipping cotton swab into diluted solution, I swabbed it onto paper towel to take care of excess)... it would run away from his gill area... then dip into the holding treatment tank water, to clear... then return to hospital tank.
He now is in with one female betta with albino cories and looks and acts just great.... Best Sherry