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post #1 of 7 Old 10-11-2008, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
dead leopard corry....

Hi y'all,
I was just doing a water change, I did 30% as opposed to 20% as I had missed last weeks water change. I was using my gravel vacume and rinsing my plastic plants off as usual when I noticed that one of my corie's had a spot of red on it's belly and was swimming part way up the glass sideways. upon closer inspection I saw that it had red (must have been blood) on its belly, between its lower fins (the ones cloest to its front) and at the base of its right fin (the same ones, closest to the front). At first I thought that I had squished him while removing or replacing a plant or rock. I went through 15 minutes of feeling bad while whatching him/her take its last breaths. I rarely give up on a fish unless i am sure! any ways I was sure that this guy was done. When I took him out I took a closer look and realized that I hadn't squished him at all! his(or her) red spot on the belly was actually what looks to be some sort of rot from the inside resulting in a hole. the red at the base of the fin hadn't broken the surface of the skin but the belly was definatly a hole. Does any one have any ideas of what may cause this? I read an article on this site about corries needing sand as the substrait? could this be a factor? I have half lps cravel and half river rock that I got from the river down the street. I boiled and tested all rock with viniger to make sure they were safe(vin first boil after) I am worried that I may have adesease in the tank so any help would be paramount.
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Peter

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post #2 of 7 Old 10-12-2008, 02:46 AM
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Sorry to hear about your cory Peter. Does the gravel have any sharp edges at all? If so, it's possible that he's done himself an injury on that.

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post #3 of 7 Old 10-12-2008, 04:10 AM
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Ah that sucks. Man I feel so bad when a fishes dies. I accidentily squashed a baby catfish trying to scoop him up once and it was the worst I have ever felt when it came to fishes.

I've no idea on why this happened but I feel your pain. Hope someone has the answer for you.
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post #4 of 7 Old 10-12-2008, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
My river rock is all rounded and smooth and my gravel is the normal kind bought from the pet store. It didn't look like an injury as much as it looked like the poor guy was rotting from the inside out. has anyone heard or seen somthing like that?
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post #5 of 7 Old 10-13-2008, 06:49 AM
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how long has the tank been set up and running? How long have catfish been in the tank? Sometimes despite our best efforts fish perish.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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post #6 of 7 Old 10-14-2008, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
my tank was cycled for one month and has been inhabited for three months. I bought my first two corries a month and a half ago. I lost one of the original corries and felt bad for the lone survivor so I bought two bronze corries and another leopard. I would have just bought three more leopards but they only had the one. the other three corries seem to be doing fine, same as my other inhabitants.

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post #7 of 7 Old 10-14-2008, 01:53 PM
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It's possible that it could have been a small wound which led to infection but that's just speculation. Keep a very close eye on all the others, along with regular tank maintenance and hopefully it'll be a one-off isolated case.

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