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trackrunrmike
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PostPosted: 2005.04.22(Fri)0:00    Post subject: Cory help Reply with quote

My cory had fin rot but I stopped the damage a little bit too late. It still has almost no fins even though I've been using Melafix. Also, there seems to be this fuzzy looking mass on one of his side fins. Can someone tell me what it is?
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benedictj
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PostPosted: 2005.04.22(Fri)7:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

Melafix might not be the best thing for severe cases of fin rot. Let's look at some more tank specifics, though.

What are your water parameters?
What fish does the cory share the tank with?
How big is the tank and how long has it been running?
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trackrunrmike
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PostPosted: 2005.04.22(Fri)20:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have a test kit but I know its fairly good. The corie's mates are 2 neon tetras, 2 glo-lite tetras, and one other cory. I tank has been running since august of last year.

OK, I just check the cory and it seems the fuzz has gone off the fin but this has been happening for 2 weeks now.
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Fishies4Carole
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PostPosted: 2005.04.28(Thu)11:31    Post subject: Cory help :) Reply with quote

I'm fighting a *fur* problem with my female Cory, too. Right now, I'm trying to control with Jungle/Fungus Illiminator. Not too sure if it's working, tho. At least I can't see results yet, during this past three days.

I know from the past, Mike, that the fins will grow back, okay? It's happened with my Pleco's fins and my Cories. Just hope your's don't have too much damage, since they're "gone"?

Regarding Melafix?? I haven't had good results with it on my Cory catfishes. I blame using it, on the loss of my albino Cory a few months ago. They don't seem to do well when I used it for my other community fish.

JMHO ~ If you need to use a medication ~ don't use a *fix all* remedy.

Last summer when I was having a bacterial infection in my tank, I used a tetracycline/sulfa-based med (blue/yellow capsule) ~ sorry, I can't remember the name, but maybe Huntress or others know what med it is? It worked great! and I only had to use it the one treatment.

Hope this helps a little Smile
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