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Strange growth on cory cat
Old 04-21-2011, 04:10 AM   #11
 
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You're welcome. I hope everything works out for them. Are you intending to have other fish with them in the 12g, or just the school of panda cories? Don't forget to quarantine any new stock before adding them to the current fish in the bigger tank. Your 5g would be perfect for this, as the fish would only need to be in there for a couple of weeks. If you use the 5g for this purpose, I'd increase by 2 at a time - they really don't do well alone, and even for a couple of weeks, 3 would be pretty crowded.

By the way, the site I mentioned, AqAdvisor.com, is a very convenient site, great to check for stocking options. You enter your tank size/type (like tall or long, hex, etc., if applicable), the type of filter you have, and the type and quantity of fish you have. They tell you whether there are problems - like needing more for a schooling fish, or fish that aren't compatible, or m:f ratio, etc., as well as best temp range, whether you have enough filtration, how often and how much water needs to be changed, and at what level (by %) you are stocked. If you aren't up to 100% stocked, you can add the fish you are thinking about, and see what they say. Very helpful.
Ah, thank you very much! That site is quite helpful. So far I was going off the 1 inch per gallon rule. Using that I think I found the perfect match for my 12 gallon. And yea, I was planning on using my 5 gallon as a quarantine/hospital tank if need be. Everything right now is just waiting on the 12 gallon to finish cycling. Ammonia levels are at 0, so now its just waiting for the nitrites to get down to 0. So close, and yet so far. Haha. Thanks again! Will never forget this :)
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Old 04-21-2011, 05:35 AM   #12
 
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Ah, thank you very much! That site is quite helpful. So far I was going off the 1 inch per gallon rule. Using that I think I found the perfect match for my 12 gallon. And yea, I was planning on using my 5 gallon as a quarantine/hospital tank if need be. Everything right now is just waiting on the 12 gallon to finish cycling. Ammonia levels are at 0, so now its just waiting for the nitrites to get down to 0. So close, and yet so far. Haha. Thanks again! Will never forget this :)
You're welcome again! So what did you decide is the perfect match for your 12g? You can't say that and not tell us what! Well, you can, of course, but we won't let you rest till you tell us your plans. OK, that's an overstatement, too. I'm just plain curious.
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:02 PM   #13
 
Here's a picture of what seems like the growth you're talking about on my emerald green cory. I can compile the tank info if needed, but does it look like this is something that should be treated?

He seems pretty skittish and swims away when I get near. He stays hidden alot and hardly ever comes out.
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:44 PM   #14
 
Yea, it looks similar to that, except mine is on the eye lid.
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Old 05-08-2011, 12:37 AM   #15
 
Hey guys, sorry for the bump, but my panda cory still has the odd growth on its eye lid. I switched her into my 12 gallon, and treated with melafix as suggested, but it hasn't gone away at all, or gotten smaller. She seems fine, still grazing the sand, playing and swimming around. Just still curious as its still there.

12 Gallon tank parameters are all good; ammonia at 0 ppm, nitrites at 0 ppm, pH at 7.4-7.6, and nitrates at 20-30 ppm. Temp is at 76-78 degrees, have 2 filters and 1 power head. Substrate is sand, with moderately planted.

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Old 05-10-2011, 07:57 PM   #16
 
So I just got done running a fungus cure for the tank, but that growth is still on the cory in my above photo. Because it doesn't look like pictures I've seen of mouth fungus (stringy, finger-like spreading over the mouth), I'm thinking it might just be a growth of some sort. Anyone have any other ideas?
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:37 AM   #17
 
Hey guys, sorry to bump this but tonight I noticed that my cory cat has started flashing, rubbing the growth against the sand.



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12 gallon size, 0 ammonia, nitrite at .50/0, nitrate 10-20 ppm. The tank is still undergoing a mini-cycle, so I'm struggling to keep this tank clean via water changes and use of prime as an emergency nitrite remover *hence the /0 at the nitrite reading* while my 26 gallon is finishing up its cycle. The 12 gallon is overstocked, with 3 platys and 9 cory cats, so hence my rush on trying to get the bigger tank ready.

The growth hasn't bothered her before, so now with her flashing its making me uneasy as it seems to have gotten a little bit bigger. Any help/advice would be appreciated, even if the advice is move to a bigger tank, more water changes, etc etc. Thanks!
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