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leifthebunny 04-18-2007 10:15 AM

Flagtail cory
 
Well, Last night I checked my water parameters and came up 0 for Ammonia and Nitrites (it's already cycled) and pH is 7.0. The tank is 90g and is planted. This morning I noticed my flag tail cory staying near the surface with the thermometer and it's eyes were filled with blood. I lost it's pair a couple of days ago and it didn't have anything noticably wrong with it. The first one would swim and just collapse on it's side, swim for a bit (1-2 seconds), then collapse again. The second one looked like it was having problems swimming as well, but didn't collapse. Any ideas? None of my other cories look like anything is wrong with them.

Falina 04-18-2007 10:22 AM

im afraid ive no idea what might be the problem leifthebunny but i just wnated to say how sorry i am to hear that. it must be horrible to lose them, and then to see another in the condition that it is. i hope this wont extend onto any other fishes for you :(

leifthebunny 04-18-2007 10:26 AM

Thanks Julie.

The wierd thing is, when I added them in the tank on Friday, they were the most active fish in the tank, zooming around the tank, ... It wasn't until they were dying that they stopped being so active. :(

jones57742 04-18-2007 01:13 PM

Re: Flagtail cory
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by leifthebunny
I lost it's pair a couple of days ago and it didn't have anything noticably wrong with it.

I do not understand it's pair.


Quote:

Originally Posted by leifthebunny
Any ideas?

Yes.
If it were my tank and fish:
Pimafix starting today if possible!*
It should be available at your LFS or chain pet store.
Dose according to the instructions.
Unlike Melafix medium overdosing with Pimafix can cause internal and external damage.

Once again if it were my tank and fish (and a bunch of folks will disagree with this one) I would add aquarium salt at a rate of one tablespoon per 20 gallons of aquarium water and maintain this concentration for several weeks.

*The "theory behind the !" is that I believe that your fish has an internal parasites. It may die even with the Pimafix but the Pimafix dosing and the induction of salt may prevent the propagation of the parasite infestation in your tank.

TR

leifthebunny 04-18-2007 02:49 PM

Re: Flagtail cory
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jones57742
Quote:

Originally Posted by leifthebunny
I lost it's pair a couple of days ago and it didn't have anything noticably wrong with it.

I do not understand it's pair.

Sorry, I bought 2 flagtail cories on Friday. One died Sunday but nothing visible, just freaked out and kept falling over on it's side until it died. The other died this morning and was bleeding from it's eyes.

Amphitrite 04-18-2007 03:26 PM

How long has your tank been cycled for, and what is your nitrate reading?

leifthebunny 04-18-2007 04:09 PM

Been cycled for a week. It was 20 before I did my 20% water change on Sunday. I didn't test the Nitrates last night as it always seems to start in the 10-20 range.


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