07-24-2011, 10:41 PM
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Panda Cory Laying On Side - Dying?
It appears one of my panda cories has developed a swim bladder issue. He is laying on his side twitching. I have removed him and placed him in a shallow Gladware but I'm unsure of how to treat him. Ordinarily, I would use epsom salt but since cories are so salt sensitive I don't know what to do.
I have had him in a 10g, cycled, with three other panda cories and a female betta for the last week. Before that he and his four cory pals were in a 2.5g quarantine (daily water changes and filter) for two weeks. I did change the water, close to 50% so I could clean the substrate. I made sure the water was same temp and was treated with Stress Coat. Only thing different is last night I had a female guppy in a 3 way breeder in the tank for a short time; she was later moved to her own tank but she died earlier today. Could she have transmitted something to my cories? I had her in there because she was giving birth. Another guppy died the day before that. What am I doing wrong??? My water params check out, my water is supert soft but my pH is a little high, 7.4-7.8. My 11 bettas, the remaining 2 guppies, the remaining 5 cories (2 in quarantine since they are new), and the guppy fry are all fine so far. *knock on wood* Please help me figure out where I am going wrong. Thank you.