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blu
08-12-2007, 01:45 AM
hi, a week ago I bought a couple of albino cory cats. The one I beileve to be male has almost scraped one side of his barbs off. They were very red but they turned back to white although they look a little shorter. the substrate is small and rounded so i think he scraped it on the filter slots (the only possible rough thing in the tank). Hes in his own 10 gal now and still swims around. What would be the best way to help him heal?

gm72
08-12-2007, 01:48 AM
Ensure there are no rough spots. Add stress zyme to the tank to aid healing. Watch him and watch water parameters very carefully.

Sorry to hear you are having trouble, but great to see you asking questions to make your fish better!

TowBoater
08-12-2007, 02:06 AM
Sand is best for them to prevent damage to their delicate barbs.

Spyder
08-12-2007, 02:30 AM
Is your 10g cycled? I would do water changes, water changes, water changes. Maybe a little aquarium salt, one TBS per 5 gallon.

blu
08-12-2007, 02:40 AM
yes it is but i will still do water changes and test it frequently.Is salt safe for corys i thought they were sensitive to it?

TowBoater
08-12-2007, 03:05 AM
I always use aquarium salt in my aquariums, it is a miracle. :22:

gm72
08-12-2007, 03:19 AM
Corys and other scaleless/bottom dwelling fish are sensitive to salt. At low tonic levels you might be okay as Kuli suggests, but most of us don't use salt at all and have very healthy tanks.

Spyder
08-12-2007, 10:38 AM
I'm only saying to use salt as a treatment, not permanent.

TowBoater
08-12-2007, 11:22 AM
I'm only saying to use salt as a treatment, not permanent.
That is what I use it for but I always use it if I have a sick or injured fish. If it is a cory, I use a lower dosage.