Hey everyone! I gotta say thanks again for everyone who has helped me out these past few months. Now I need your help again!! Here is the situatuation:
If you have not seen my other posts, I have a 5 gallon tank, with filter and heater, housing a betta, a gold inca snail, and 2 julii corys ( i know everyone said that the only corys for a 5gallon were pygmys but when I explain my situation you will see why I didnt get them, I also think these are julii, the store I went to use scientific names and I even asked the person who was helping me and she said they were julii). I know may be three line corys, I have to compare pics later when I get home but here is my issue.
The corys were doing great for the pas week and a half I had them, they go up for air and back down from time to time and usually all is good. I have seen the betta chase them from time to time, but I didnt think anything of it. (this is why i did not get pygmys)
Well two days ago I wake up and the smaller of the two corys has pop eye in his right eye. I didnt think it was from infection because it was only 1 eye. He was eating fine and searching the bottom of the tank like normal. I did a water change and called it a day.
Yesterday, I wake up and the eye is pretty much the same but he is now he is missing a whisker. Again I changed the water. So last night I caught the betta attack his eye, and now I can see red under the skin. Now he just sits there all upset and I feel horrible. What do I do?? He has a hiding spot that the betta does not go near but he will not leave. I dont have space for a qt tank but if anyone has any ideas on what I can do just let me know. I have limited money for qt supplies so i need to know if I should offer the corys to someone (I donno who would want them) or just try and hope his eye heals (or falls out, fish can live with 1 eye right?). I know there is no way of stopping the betta. I feel soo bad.
Oh and the tank is planted. Water is 76 degrees, there is wood and plants for the cory to hide. ph is 7, ammonia-0, nitrites -0, nitrates usually less then .5 ( or is it just 5, im blanking out but its normal) but I have been doing small changes every day cause I figured fresh water will help him heal