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Keeping a Corry in an unfiltered tank
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Lily
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PostPosted: 2007.01.04(Thu)6:42    Post subject: Keeping a Corry in an unfiltered tank Reply with quote

I was a bit gutted the other day when all three of my Skunk Corries in the 22 litre tank died. All three were fine in the morning then I found 2 dead in the afternoon and the final one that night. I bought 4 originally and one died the next day, but I've never had a Corrie die before (I've had 2 for two years) and I was wondering if I'd realised they were sick, how I could treat them. (The other occupants of the tank are a male Betta and a couple of Amano Shrimps, who are all fine).

My hospital tank is a heated but unfiltered large square vase (12 x 12 x 12ins) in which I've successfully treated several Betta, but would it be OK to treat a sick Corry in an unfiltered tank and if so how long could you leave one in there?
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PostPosted: 2007.01.04(Thu)9:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes you can, but you will need to do daily water changes, what I would do is use water from the main tank to do the water changes, then top the main tank up with fresh de-chlorinated water.

I often use a system like this for quarentine tanks or fry raising.

This also works for emergancy treatment/hospital setups, but sometimes it's wise to use the fresh de-chorinated water in the hospital tank, if you aren't sure about the cause of the illness.

I also keep filter media from spare filters, inside my external cannister filters, so I can set up a cycled tank when needed, but for quarentine and fry raising the daily water changes from the main tank get the fish used to the tank water anyway.

Bob
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PostPosted: 2007.01.04(Thu)10:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that info, I have a fry tank at the moment with a sponge filter, I do water changes every day, but it may be worth putting some of the tank water in when they're a bit bigger.
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PostPosted: 2007.01.04(Thu)10:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that info, I have a fry tank at the moment with a sponge filter, I do water changes every day, but it may be worth putting some of the tank water in when they're a bit bigger.
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