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  1. Default Slight issue with my cories

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    I am the proud owner of 6 Sterbai cories in my 55g. Over the past few days I upgraded my filters to AC110's and therefore had to move the tank out away from the wall a bit more. And had to level the tank etc etc

    Well since this was done a few times because i didn't measure twice move once...

    So looking close at everyone enjoying the tank yesterday and noticed a few things that are bothering me

    My rams are acting fine, 1 male is being bullied, he is being re-homed within next few days.

    My dwarf gourami is swimming weird, will be fine, but then will swim straight down, kinda twist and level back out... I thought it might be the flow too high so I made baffles that work great, but he still is doing it. Otherwise he looks fine

    And the problem that really bothered me is my sterbai all have no barbels... my substrate is turface, after talking to a few friends that have it there cories are fine... so could it be from the stress of moving the tank (50% pwc each time) a few times in 2 days... or possibly from the rams chasing a little??

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    It usually takes longer than two days for barbels to disappear, unless it is caused by aggression, which is unlikely since it's all six of them. Have you checked the tanks parameters since moving the tank?
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    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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    +1 to that!

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    +1 to checking-also try and get that sample from the bottom of the tank to get the results that your cory's are experiencing.

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    Just tested.. 0,0,0 which is normal for me.

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    did you disturb the substrate while moving?

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    No, but it involved 3 large pwc..

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    unless you had some big swings of params in your tap during those big water changes, i dont think that is it.

    I did 100% water changes when moving my tank and my cory's barbel's were unphased (going from gravel to barebottom then later to black diamond)

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    Yea im pretty certain I am going to lose one by the way it is swimming. Kinda swimming in a cork screw motion and then darting across tank and settling...

    Other than all the cory barbels I have no idea. Only thing I could think would be some slight aggressive behavior from rams. Filter has new media, but with most of the media from my last filter on it

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    After talking to a friend of mine that breeds sterbai he believes they might have an infection and that would be why they are the only ones affected. I am still trying to find other possible reasons though

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