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post #21 of 26 Old 03-19-2011, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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Corys are absolutely labyrinth fish by the way.
Actually, they aren't. See my other thread.

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post #22 of 26 Old 03-19-2011, 11:08 PM
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Ooh, I stand corrected. If Bettababy says so I believe it! Bottom line at least is that they do take in air. I think most of us did not know the definition of a labyrinth fish, which by the way there is so much information on the net on labyrinth fish that is wrong when I just googled it. That information aside, I would still treat the same. Used melafix and pimafix conservatively and following directions and have never had a problem with my corys or shrimp because of it.

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Ooh, I stand corrected. If Bettababy says so I believe it! Bottom line at least is that they do take in air. I think most of us did not know the definition of a labyrinth fish, which by the way there is so much information on the net on labyrinth fish that is wrong when I just googled it. That information aside, I would still treat the same. Used melafix and pimafix conservatively and following directions and have never had a problem with my corys or shrimp because of it.
In our fish profiles section, there is a general introductory blurb for many of the fish groups. For instance, Anabantids has one. If you have a read of that, it tells you basic things about the fish within that family, including a description of the labyrinth organ and how it functions. To compare this with the Corydoras (which as Dawn correctly said is very different), have a read of any of the Corydoras species profiles, as there is a paragraph included in each about their need for air.

The profiles are second tab from the left in the blue bar across the top of this (and every) page. The fish groups that are underlined have the descriptive summary, as Anabantids is. The Corydoras profiles are obviously under Catfish.

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Ouchies! I didn't know that! Well small fry that disease that I see on the maxima lips. I don't know what the name of that disease. call ye again.
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post #25 of 26 Old 04-01-2011, 06:55 AM
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[quote=small fry;621825]Hey guys. This morning I am really depressed. My favorite corydoras, my Bronze corydoras, was found dead at the bottom of the tank today.

Do you have live plants in the tank? I am trying to figure out if Melafix is going to do harm to my plants or my corydoras. Thank you so much for your imput!
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Sorry you lost your fish. I hate when that happens! I've lost 9 or 10 in the last month due to parasites - I think I've finally got it under control, though.

Yes, I have live plants in the tank, and no, the melafix doesn't hurt them. Everybody I know that has bettas says not to use Melafix, as it does harm their labyrinth organs, but it won't hurt your plants, or your cories, or neon tetras. I've used it with these fish, as well as guppies, platys, mollies, and otocinclus, with no harm.
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post #26 of 26 Old 04-10-2011, 01:31 PM
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Exclamation Freckles' nightmaric finrot II

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This finrot is worse than I thought! It's not just on Freckles' cadual fin, it's on his anal fin & his "arm" fins I need your help! Immediatly!!! Tell Lupin & smallfry to bring the picures & videos of him right away!
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