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Old 12-08-2010, 04:10 PM   #11
 
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I am not going to bring him/her back, he seems fine... just funny without the barbs lol.
Will the barbs grow back?

They are doing fine so far swimming like crazy, I plopped in a sinking tablet that fell on one of my plants, 2 of the ghost shrimp man handled the tabled off the plant and all the fish had a nice meal.

I will wait a few weeks and probably pick up a few more.
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:00 PM   #12
 
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I am not going to bring him/her back, he seems fine... just funny without the barbs lol.
Will the barbs grow back?

They are doing fine so far swimming like crazy, I plopped in a sinking tablet that fell on one of my plants, 2 of the ghost shrimp man handled the tabled off the plant and all the fish had a nice meal.

I will wait a few weeks and probably pick up a few more.
On any corys I've had with no barbels, no, they did not grow back. I'm going from memory, but I think I read somewhere that they sometimes might, but I can't remember clearly.

They look funny "whiskerless", true. But he will be OK.
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:40 PM   #13
 
Please help: Pepper Cory is sick or......

My Pepper Cory has developed a large white patch on the side of his face and it partially covers one eye. It started out looking like a dull pale spot but now has turned white. It is not a fuzzy white like a fungus but I don't know what it could be. The other fish all look fine.

He is still acting normal and eating but he looks miserable. Can anyone tell me what I should be doing or looking for to make him well?
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:00 AM   #14
 
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I've run into that so many times, Took me awhile to finally figure it out,
The root cause in all my cases were a parasite.

Not saying thats what your's is tho.

I've got two cases of them going on now, ones my son purchased. both with white patches,
It'll continue if left go to any numeral of things, (which each you have to in turn treat for)

I Totally stopped buying any new fish because of this worm.,
My sons new in it and still gets excited, & guess who's left fixing things.

Everything seems to come with a problem these days, especially a parasite, Namely the "camallanus worm"
It can cause any numeral of ailments and problems, Beat down to the root cause and you get this worm.
It weakens their immune system and there you have the open door to whatever else wants to walk in,
Then one day down the road if the fish lives long enough you may get to actually see the little buggers protruding.
and then a light clicks on, Ahh the root of the problem finally shows itself.

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Old 01-28-2011, 10:39 AM   #15
 
I've not added anything new, plants or fish, to the aquarium for almost 10 months. Does it take that long for the parasite to reach this stage? What do you treat them with? I have neons, otos, platys and mollys in the tank too.
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:43 AM   #16
 
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Most fish if kept in ideal environments are usually able to keep parasites in check,
The parasite doesn't want to kill it's host. It would prefer to live in "harmony with it's host"

But if something goes wrong however slightly in the tank and causes undue stress on the fish,
That tips the scale in the parasites favor, or whatever other little nasty may be laying in wait.

If it is parasitic there is any number of things you can buy to treat for parasites, However if it is in fact "the Camallanus worm" then Levamisole Hydrochloride is the treatment of choice among many hobbists.
This medicine has several names: Levasole (soluble pig wormer, mix with water), Prohibit (powdered drench, mix with water), Tramisol (sheep bolus - US), Ripercole (soluble powder for sheep - Australia, 'Ripercol Vet" or "Levaject Vet" in Denmark), Levam-30 (oral powder - India), Levacide (UK injectable), Avitrol Plus (liquid bird worming syrup, add to food, or directly to tank) and there are many others,
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