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Old 02-07-2013, 06:15 PM   #151
 
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Was this the first time you saw the youngster? It must have been in there for a few weeks, given its size now.

If the eggs are attached in a secure spot they may escape predation by other fish. And in well planted tanks like yours with lots of hiding places the fry can sometimes escape predation. Providing they find sufficient food, which again in well planted tanks is more likely to occur as there is a lot of live microscopic food around plants and wood. With all this, a fry or two can suddenly appear, always a happy moment.

I have one Corydoras duplicareus that I rescued from the canister filter when I cleaned it. The fry was about 1/4 inch or maybe 3/16 and I put it in the 10g which has no fish. When it grew to about 5/16 of an inch I moved it back into the main tank.

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It is the first time that I saw him in there. Hadn't noticed him before. I actually think I saw a smaller one earlier today when I got home so I think there are two of them. Maybe even different batches.

Oh wow! that's amazing that you saved him!

I've yet to find anything like that in my tank filters/intake. I just recently covered to intake with a sponge too.

I came home and I noticed that one of my cories had his pectoral fins either eaten or were deteriorated all the way to the cartilage or bone. His caudal fin was nibbled. I separated him into the 10 gallon. He's freaking out a little but is calming down slowly. I have the light off

The other n the tank are still getting over the stress from me taking him out. I'm considering turning the lights out on the main tank as well.

On another note, I'm looking into a 125/150 gallon tank at the moment. Then when I get the 90 gallon tank I don't have to set it up. Everyone can just go into the 125/150 that will already be here. Sang is looking to buy the 90 Gallon tank from me

I love how things work out sometimes.
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:40 AM   #152
 
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I came home and I noticed that one of my cories had his pectoral fins either eaten or were deteriorated all the way to the cartilage or bone. His caudal fin was nibbled. I separated him into the 10 gallon. He's freaking out a little but is calming down slowly. I have the light off
This is serious. What other fish are in this tank [assuming you are certain the cory did not arrive like this]? The pectoral fins have a very thick and sharp spine, with a toxin released at the base when the fish is under severe stress. If swallowed, it will kill most fish; in the water it can kill fish in small volumes but in the tank would dissipate.
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:42 AM   #153
 
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This is serious. What other fish are in this tank [assuming you are certain the cory did not arrive like this]? The pectoral fins have a very thick and sharp spine, with a toxin released at the base when the fish is under severe stress. If swallowed, it will kill most fish; in the water it can kill fish in small volumes but in the tank would dissipate.
These are the fish in the tank:

1 Male Albino Bristlenose Pleco
1 Male Brisltenose Pleco
1 Male Bolivian Ram
11 Neon Tetras
14+ Cory Cat Fish
A LOT of ramshorn snails

So it's good I removed the fish than hmmm. What can I do to help this little guy?
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:55 AM   #154
 
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These are the fish in the tank:

1 Male Albino Bristlenose Pleco
1 Male Brisltenose Pleco
1 Male Bolivian Ram
11 Neon Tetras
14+ Cory Cat Fish
A LOT of ramshorn snails

So it's good I removed the fish than hmmm. What can I do to help this little guy?
Keep it quiet to lessen stress. If the water is kept very clean the injured areas may not attract bacteria or fungus.

I don't see fish there that I would suspect of this. My Bolivian pokes at the corys during feeding, since he feeds from the substrate like them and they get in his way. But he has never bitten any of them, though I suppose that is possilble. At the next feeding, sit quietly and observe the tank for a time and see if you spot anything.
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:42 PM   #155
 
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I came home and I noticed that one of my cories had his pectoral fins either eaten or were deteriorated all the way to the cartilage or bone. His caudal fin was nibbled. I separated him into the 10 gallon. He's freaking out a little but is calming down slowly. I have the light off The other n the tank are still getting over the stress from me taking him out. I'm considering turning the lights out on the main tank as well.
Wow... Termie, this is so sad! I hope the little guy heals up quickly, and that you can figure out what happened to him, so it doesn't happen again. *worries*

Good luck on your even BIGGER tank, too. . . lol. . .
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Wow... Termie, this is so sad! I hope the little guy heals up quickly, and that you can figure out what happened to him, so it doesn't happen again. *worries*

Good luck on your even BIGGER tank, too. . . lol. . .
I literally just caught Lucas bullying a cory. I got closer and he stopped. I'm going to keep an eye out and see if he keeps doing it. It did look like he was going for their fins. I hope he hasn't developed a taste for them.

I was going to be around baltimore to get the tank but the dude sold it already. I'm considering getting a brand new one for just $80 more than I was going to pay for it. That or go 150. I don't know if I should go 125 or 150. The pleco would appreciate the extra vertical room I'm sure.
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:21 PM   #157
 
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LUCAS!? A BULLY?! WHAAAAA . . . *jawdrop* What a brat that fish is! Glad you caught him red finned, he'd better knock it off. How's the little one in QT doing? Hope he's calming down and starting to heal. . . bummer on the tank being sold, but you know the rule around here is 'bigger is always better. . .' ;)
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:37 PM   #158
 
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Lucas I take it is the Bolivian Ram. Sit in front of the tank very still for up to an hour and observe. If fish don't see motion, they will forget you are there are behave normally. [Just like kids]

A cichlid on its own will own the tank. My Bolivian in the 115g does. He will nudge and head-but corys or any other fish that get in his way at meal time, but otherwise he leaves them alone. But the tank is his space, without any doubts, and the other 100+ fish know it.

The other day I observed something I hadn't seen before from the Bolivian after I put in the food. He was getting frustrated by the Bleeding Heart Tetra picking at the tabs on the substrate, and he took matters into his own hands--or fins I suppose--and let them know enough was enough. There he was, mid-tank, just hanging there motionless, and the entire shoal of BH were above him in a group. If one of them attempted to swim down, he would go directly at it, driving it back up into the group. This went on for a good 20 minutes. Normally the BH are down picking at the tabs, etc, but not that day. The Ram was fed up.
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:56 PM   #159
 
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I agree with Byron's suggestion of holding very sill for a very long time before thinking you know what's going on in a tank, lol. I often set up my video camera to record, then leave the room. ESPECIALLY with the cichlids - they're so very aware of what's going on outside of their tank. I wonder how often he's been bullying the others?
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:47 PM   #160
 
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Yeah, what he was doing sounds more like the behavior you described Byron. He does ram them, but I have noticed sometimes he nips too. When I get home tomorrow I will sit in front of the tank again and observe their behavior.

He seems to be enjoying the added cover of some plants I re-arranged and has calmed down a bit. Hopefully he wont be going after the cories too much more.

The cories matted again lol.

I got the 150 Gallon today :)



It's going to go here (in place of the 29) stuff is messy because I'm moving everything:

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