Hello and thank you for your time. I have a 10 gallon tank that I have purshased over a month ago (about 5 weeks now). In the tank lives-
2 serbai cory cats
2 Albino cory cats-
3 silver tip tetra
1 juli cory cat- bought today
1 Betta male
1 common suckermouth pleco
My problem is that I did have 3 albino cory's before today = ( I really got upset as did my daughter. One died and I don't know why!!! HELP!!!!!
My nitrate, ammonia and ph levels are all fine. no cloudiness or debris anywhere around. What was the culprit that killed my beloved albino cory cat????
I was reading some other forums and I seen a lot of mention about Swim bladder disease, I suspect this and I will tell you why.
I witnessed my cory swimming funny but at first it sat at the bottom for a day and a half. He was swimming sideways and eventually started swimmimg upside down. He was put into my rescue tank and continued to appear like something was wrong. The cory did this for about 18 hours before he died. He came up for air swimming upside down then sank back to the bottom. The funny thing is he was actually very active just upside down. I gave a pea and put just a pinch of epson salt in the tank not such at all.
Now my other cory cats are fine swimming like olympic gold medalist..lol nothing fishy going on there it appears but I am watching them close. Now since the sick cory passed in the other tank I figure no need for water change. All my other fish seem to be thriving as well with no ill affects. I bought a juli cory today for my daughter to make up for her suffering.
Also there were no signs of it being attacked as all my fish live in harmony, no white spots no sores or any sign of disease on the otter part of the fish. Just swimming strange thats all. Of anyone can help or give advice it will be greatly appreciated, I want all my fish to live happy and healthy. Thank you all..