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Corydoras fungus?
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redeemedrebel555
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PostPosted: 2011.08.19(Fri)21:23    Post subject: Corydoras fungus? Reply with quote

Hi all, I've got this Cory who's got fungus on his mouth and his fins, his barbels are like almost all gone, and his fins have some damage too. This happened mostly while I was on vacation, and when I got back I moved him to a hospital tank. I put in some Maracyn medication(not too much because I was afraid it would harm them), but it hasn't seemed to work. Are there any other meds or ways I can cure him?
Thanks!!!
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diademhill
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PostPosted: 2011.08.20(Sat)1:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds bacterial rather than fungal.
Are they still in the bare bottomed tank?
what are the water parameters?
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PostPosted: 2011.08.20(Sat)12:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

He has white fluffy stuff on his fins and mouth.
Yes, he's in a bare bottomed tank now.
Yeah, that's something I probably should have checked.
The readings are approximately: Nitrate: 0-20, Nitrite: 0.5-1.0,
ppm (Total hardness): 250-425, ppm (Alkalinity/Buffering Capacity):120-180
pH: 6.4-6.8
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PostPosted: 2011.08.20(Sat)20:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a bit late, but never dose medications like Maracyn at low doses - always dose full dose.

You need to get that nitrite down to 0 for the fish to heal. I would start doing frequent waterchanges (making sure temperature is roughly matched so there isn't too much shock) - maybe 25% a day. Add a tiny pinch of salt to the new water before you put it in.

Sue will probably have something to add to this. Very Happy
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redeemedrebel555
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PostPosted: 2011.08.21(Sun)21:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, I wasn't sure if I should or not because its a catfish and it has no scales :O
Thanks! I'll try that.
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