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Ajones108 01-13-2012 07:25 PM

Medications That Are Safe for Corydoras?
 
When I first started my spree of bettas, I bought medications that I knew would be safe for bettas. Malachite green, methylene blue, and Maracyn I. This gives me a broad range of treatments. However, upon trying to treat my corycats, I've realized that these same medications are too strong for a scale-less fish.

So, I would like to know, what are the best things to treat a corycat with for the most common ailments: ich, velvet, fin rot, parasites, fungus, internal infections?

Matt68046 01-13-2012 09:01 PM

My corys do fine with:
Jungle Parasite Clear or Parasite Guard
Ampicillin

I have used without killling them:
Maracyn 2
Malachite Green

Byron 01-14-2012 05:24 PM

For parasitic issues like ich, velvet, etc., I now use Coppersafe. I used to use Aquari-Sol but it did affect the corys noticeably though none ever died. When I have used CS I have had no noticeable reaction from any fish. The reaction from the corys previously included increased respiration and lethargy, signs that something is wrong in the water. This causes stress for the fish, on top of the stress fighting off the parasite to begin with, so minimizing stress is a benefit when treating anything.

I also raise the temp with CopperSafe, depending upon the fish. Corys, with the exception of a couple species like C. sterbai, do not do well at warmer temps (above 77-78F) but a week at 83-85F seems to be tolerated. And the increased temp will aid in getting rid of ich.

Byron.

ginagv 01-14-2012 05:37 PM

Byron-

Do you use the Coppersafe at full strength?

-Gina

Byron 01-14-2012 06:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ginagv (Post 950619)
Byron-

Do you use the Coppersafe at full strength?

-Gina

Yes.


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