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streetlightdawn 12-09-2009 04:41 PM

Albino cory rubbing against decorations
 
Hey, I just got some new albino cories, and one is rubbing against decorations and the gravel sometimes. I looked for white spots but didn't see any, so I don't think it's ich...

My water parameters aren't great yet. I just started the tank with Safestart cause I heard that it works really well. The parameters are
ammonio: .25 ppm
nitrites:0
nitrates: 10
pH: 6.8
Temperature: 77 degrees F
softwater

I'm using a kit for the ammonia, but the rest of it is from those test strips.

It's a 10 gallon tanks with 4 other cories, and one betta.

I've put him in a seperate tank in case it is something

Byron 12-09-2009 07:05 PM

The flashing is usually due to parasites (like ich) or water problems (ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, fluctuating pH and hardness). In this case it may well be ich. Fish that are stressed (as they are when netted into a bag and then introduced to a new/different tank) are very prone to contract ich. However, healthy fish in good water (quality and parameters) will often fight it off. I notice this now and then in my tanks especially after new fish are introduced, but very rarely do I see spots because the fish fend off the attacks. I have had fish with 2 or 3 spots and never treated the tank, and in a couple days it is gone and no other fish show any signs of it.

Keep a close eye on the fish. As you have it in a separate tank, it will be easy to treat if ich does appear. However, corydoras are sensitive to all medications and I would not medicate except in extreme cases. Again, if he is healthy, well fed and not stressed, he should be able to fight it off.

Clean water, suitable water and good tank maintenance is the best prevention.

Byron.

streetlightdawn 12-11-2009 03:28 PM

So I've had him in a seperate tank and now there are some new symptoms. He's developed a red spot on his head by his eye and there are some red marks on him. There is also fuzzy looking white stuff attached to the red spot on his head...

Byron 12-12-2009 10:31 AM

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Originally Posted by streetlightdawn (Post 288292)
So I've had him in a seperate tank and now there are some new symptoms. He's developed a red spot on his head by his eye and there are some red marks on him. There is also fuzzy looking white stuff attached to the red spot on his head...

Can you post a photo of this fish? May help someone to ID the issue. I'm not much on diseases so hopefully those who know more on this will have advice. B.


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