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post #21 of 27 Old 11-12-2008, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
Ok, it just seemed that because of the condition of his mouth, he isn't able to sift through the small gravel particles for food. Maybe I'll start putting a small piece on the driftwood for him. I've been watching closely and he doesn't seem any better or worse. I still have no clue whatsoever what this is!
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post #22 of 27 Old 11-13-2008, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
Sad news, he died last night. At least he was able to die peacefully of his own accord, and he is not suffering anymore. I still have no clue what he died of, and right now I am just hoping that my other cories continue to do well. Thanks for your help everybody, even though I was not able to save him.
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post #23 of 27 Old 11-13-2008, 04:26 PM
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Sorry to hear that. Hopefully your other cories will be ok.

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post #24 of 27 Old 11-14-2008, 02:17 AM
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sorry kim, :(
i think this is probably a one off thing,and the others will be ok.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #25 of 27 Old 11-14-2008, 11:43 AM
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I don't have an answer for your fish but here in MA I have now had some very bad experiences with PETCO fish. I got ich in my new tank and have very high losses. The store near me does not care for their fish well and now with the disease I'm done with them for good.

Sorry for your loss, this is a very frustrating hobby sometimes, because of what we don't know and can't do.
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post #26 of 27 Old 11-14-2008, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
Thank you everyone. Petco is BAD, I will never be going there again. I really need to convince my mom to take a drive with me this weekend to look at some fish stores. The other cories are still fine, so I am happy about that. I think it was just a wierd disease that only he had. I will count myself lucky for now that it hasn't spread.
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post #27 of 27 Old 11-18-2008, 12:57 PM
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Definitely have a look at some other stores. You'll likely find a favorite and stick with it for all of your livestock purchases. After some searching on the internet, I found an amazing store that has a great selection and also quarantines all of their new fish in isolated tanks before introducing them to the sales tanks. Out of the dozens of fish I've purchased from them, only one has died.

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