Aquarium & Tropical Fish Site
Tropical Fish Forums
Aquarium fishkeeping around the world!
 
ChatChat  HelpHelp   Search BoardSearch Board   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups 
 ProfileProfile   Check your private messagesCheck your private messages   Log inLog in   RegisterRegister 
sick cory?
 Forum Index > Bottom Dwellers and Invertebrates  Reply to topic   Post new topic
Author Message
invertmaniac
Regulars


Joined: 22 Dec 2006
Location: Wheaton IL

PostPosted: 2006.12.31(Sun)18:42    Post subject: sick cory? Reply with quote

my corydaros melanotaenia (or that's what I think it is) is about an inch and a half long. all day he sits on my ozelot sword plant and just looks around. I tried to bring out the cory in him by introducing 3 playful youngsters of the same species. it seemed to do the trick, for a day. I've noticed his skin is kinda mucusy and theres white spots. is he on his way out? help!
_________________
Trying to spawn Barbs and Clowns
>.<
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
oldpro
Members


Joined: 06 Jan 2007
Location: USA, NC, Apex

PostPosted: 2007.01.06(Sat)22:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have a quarantine tank, put him in there immediately(do this slowly, so it doesn't stress to much). Use some Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Stress Coat Aquarium Water Conditioner and treat for ick. It doesn
_________________
I am who I am, and who I am is who I want to be.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
Shai
Regulars


Joined: 09 Jul 2006
Location: Calgary, AB

PostPosted: 2007.01.06(Sat)23:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not necessarily ich, unless the white spots look like grains of salt. If this is the case, putting the cory in a QT will only double the amount of work, because ich will still be present in the main tank, and the main tank has to be treated as well.

If the white spots do not look like grains of salt, but perhaps are more like splotches where the color has faded, or something else that could be described as white spots, the problem is something else, and the cory should be placed in quarantine. We'll need a better description of the spots to give better advice.

Water parameters and other information as requested in the sticky topic at the top of the "Diseases and Disasters" forum would help too. (This topic probably belongs in there.)
_________________
What color is your straitjacket?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
 Forum Index > Bottom Dwellers and Invertebrates All times are GMT - 6 Hours Reply to topic   Post new topic
Jump to:  
  You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2008 phpBB Group

oF <=> oC in <=> cm G <=> L