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    Default Another Sick Cory - Very different symptoms


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    If you read my earlier thread, i had some peppered corydoras which passed away rather suddenly due to some kind of bacterial issue. The symptoms of the first cories to get sick were lethargy, sitting at the bottom of the tank with whitish spots forming at base of fins and fin erosion.

    This new case, so far, is only affecting one fish, but it is another peppered cory. The only potential similarity is the posterior dorsal fin is missing, but no white discoloration and the whole fin is gone, like it was bitten off, and no other damage to other fins. Also the right pectoral fin is paralyzed, and the fish is spending a lot of time at the top of the tank, swimming rather erratically. Also the area around the gil slit and the pectoral fins on both sides is very enflamed with pinkish reddish color. That same reddish blood color extends down the body in what looks like bruising, down the bottom belly of the length of the fish. I have tried to take about 20 pictures and I have not captured much.

    I will not be replacing any corydoras after this one, but I am very curious as to the diagnosis. I will continue to try and take photos and post if I get any good shots.
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    How long has your tank been cycled and what are your current water parameters?

    Bottom feeders are the first to experience problems and should be introduced into a completely cycled tank only. Ammonia levels are higher at the bottom of the tank.

    Sounds like fin rot to me.

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    Tank completed cycle a week or two ago.

    I just tested the water an hour ago. All is well.
    Ammonia - 0
    Nitrites - 0
    Nitrates - 10ppm

    I always try to test close to the mouth of the power filter since its intake tube sits close to the gravel.
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    Sounds like there might be some aggression going on, maybe from the tiger barbs or the rainbow shark.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    Images posted:

    Image #1:
    No flash, left side of body, missing posterial dorsal and inflamation around pectoral is visible.



    Image #2:
    Used flash to try and capture detail, left side of fish, this is the side that is paralyzed.



    Image #3:
    The fish died overnight, and this is the underside of the fish. You can see the pink and red inflamation throughout the body and blood under the scales in a few spots along the body.



    Anybody know what this is?
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    No expert but that looks like some type of aggression has occured.
    Knowledge is fun(damental)

    A 75 gal with eight Discus, fake plants, and a lot of wood also with sand substrate. Clean up crew is down to just two Sterba's Corys. Filters: continuous new water flow; canister w/UV, in-tank algae scrubber!! Finally, junked the nitrate removal unit from hell.

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