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maxw47 07-07-2012 12:29 AM

Panda cory acting wierd
One of my panda cories is acting strange lately. When I came home today, she was flat on her back breathing sort of funny and would not move from the bottom of the tank. She then got up, swam around a bit, and went into her hidey hole. She was acting normal for the next 3 hours, and then swam strait up in a spiral and sort of drifted back down, and then started acting normal again. She ate fine tonight. What is going on?!?! Params-
ph-8.2 (I know it is high, has been like this the whole 8 months she has been in there with no ill effects)
Gh-7, not too high compared to ph
The tank does have live plants, and all of the other cories are fine. Feel free to ask for more info, thanks!

marshallsea 07-07-2012 06:00 AM

I'm no expert by any means but it sounds like swimbladder disease. I've read you can feed blanched peas to help. At this point it cant hurt, if hes eating.

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