Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

_________________
  ...

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food

User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Chattanooga, TN
    Posts
    6,169

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    TGIT (Thank God it is Thursday) - afro123   Great helper. Here's a hotdog. - metweezer   Happy New Year!! - SeaLady   For your plant placement experiment...nice! - Slaphppy7   Thanks 4 help - pRED   

    Default Cories with weak barbells.


    0 Not allowed!
    So I have two peppered cories in a 20H. Not the best stock but circumstances were little wonkie and it's a long story. It's hard to tell if their barbells have reduced in size (they were never big to begin with) but I'm just a little concerned about it. I keep the tank very clean, 50% water changes, trates are inline and there is no aggression in the tank. That is what has me puzzled. I see no reason why they should have weak barbells. They are very healthy, eat like clockwork, never hide away, and incredibly active. I'll try and get a picture for you guys. Thoughts? Am I just being paranoid?
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Buffalo, NY
    Posts
    4,597

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7   pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie   Thank you for all the plant advice - showmebutterfly   Merry Xmas To You! - Sandz   Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    My sterbai at one point lost all of their barbels... anything stress related can cause it, as well as a rough substrate

    It's been over a year and they are slowly coming back, but its something mine have shown too at one point

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    4,275

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Happy Easter - steeler58   Happy Mothers day :) - steeler58   So sorry for your loss :( - steeler58   Those goldfish are lucky they've met you. - Slaphppy7   Have a Candy cane ;-) Merry Christmas - steeler58   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    The only thing I've heard about Cories damaging their barbels is that they were kept in a tank with sharp substrate.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Chattanooga, TN
    Posts
    6,169

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    TGIT (Thank God it is Thursday) - afro123   Great helper. Here's a hotdog. - metweezer   Happy New Year!! - SeaLady   For your plant placement experiment...nice! - Slaphppy7   Thanks 4 help - pRED   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    It is smooth pea gravel.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Northeast Pennsylvania
    Posts
    2,228

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7   Happy, Happy new year - SeaLady   Happy Birthday Kido...better late than never :-) - Taurus   Happy belated Birthday, how come nobody knew? - steeler58   T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I have small round gravel in my 45 and all my julii cories ended up with damaged barbells, the peppered cories were okay but they are larger Cory overall. I won't add any more cories until I can switch to sand.
    _______________________________________________


  6. #6

    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Chattanooga, TN
    Posts
    6,169

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    TGIT (Thank God it is Thursday) - afro123   Great helper. Here's a hotdog. - metweezer   Happy New Year!! - SeaLady   For your plant placement experiment...nice! - Slaphppy7   Thanks 4 help - pRED   

    Default


    1 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by JudiJetson View Post
    I have small round gravel in my 45 and all my julii cories ended up with damaged barbells, the peppered cories were okay but they are larger Cory overall. I won't add any more cories until I can switch to sand.
    It's just difficult for me to tell. As I'm sure you are aware Judi, there are two schools of thought on this. One being they need sand only and the other saying that substrate doesn't hurt barbells just poor water quality. Personally I'm inclined to believe the second but it doesn't fit with what is going on in this tank.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Mars
    Posts
    6,479

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Wecome to the forum - Lady Hobbs   ...Use it wisely. - Drumachine09   Superman of tanks big and bigger - Lady Hobbs   Cheers! - alizee340   for knowing stuff - Nick_Pavlovski   
    World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - Dave66   

    Default


    1 Not allowed!
    Compass, Nitrate tends to hug the gravel in tanks with low circulation. Little low GPH pump aimed along your substrate can help out. Did in my tanks; all my cories are properly bewhiskered.

    Dave

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Northeast Pennsylvania
    Posts
    2,228

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7   Happy, Happy new year - SeaLady   Happy Birthday Kido...better late than never :-) - Taurus   Happy belated Birthday, how come nobody knew? - steeler58   T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Well I know for sure with my tank water quality was not an issue :D. My gravel is smooth but larger than pea size so I think it was just too hard on their little barbels when they were foraging....
    _______________________________________________


  9. #9

    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Chattanooga, TN
    Posts
    6,169

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    TGIT (Thank God it is Thursday) - afro123   Great helper. Here's a hotdog. - metweezer   Happy New Year!! - SeaLady   For your plant placement experiment...nice! - Slaphppy7   Thanks 4 help - pRED   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by Dave66 View Post
    Compass, Nitrate tends to hug the gravel in tanks with low circulation. Little low GPH pump aimed along your substrate can help out. Did in my tanks; all my cories are properly bewhiskered.

    Dave
    Thanks Dave, I do siphon water from the bottom as much as possible but there is low circulation in this tank, I've got something I can try so I'll do that.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    1,070

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7   Merry Christmas - AmazonJoe   Can never have too many corys! - Slaphppy7   Have a cory for all your great pics ;-) - steeler58   Have a cory for all your great pics ;-) - steeler58   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Keeping several Corys on gravel and sand. The Peppers on gravel do have the longest barbels I know. Really think it is a bacterial issue what possible has to do with waterflow over it / through it as mentioned !!ImageUploadedByTapatalk1402339880.810549.jpg
    No Cory, No Glory !!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •