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I just came home to find one of my cories, stuck on my power head! His little body was stuck on the little hole at the top of the outlet..

He looks super skinny now, his stomach looks like it's got a small hole bore into it.. It's white. His side has red lines down it and he looks awful. He is breathing though.. And tries to swim, though not very sucessfully. I've got him in a net hanging from the top of the tank with some plants in there..

What should I do? :/
 

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I have a spare tank.. No spare filter though. I'm in the process of switching around my filter.

I'll probably stick him in the spare tank and just do water changes.

:/ I hope he can make it.. Any meds I should get, or anything I should look for to start him on meds if it does happen?
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OK.. Didn't know if he needed any antibacterial things

He's looking worse.. I don't think he'll make it. Poor little guy. The power head will be going for sure now. My cories, love getting in and around my filters!

I got the power head because they kept swimming down into the output tube of my sponge filter when it was connected to just an air pump. They'd be stuck in there like once every week or two!
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The cory already passed. :/

On the outlet tube, there's a small pencil size hole at the top with a lot of suction.. Panty hose wouldn't help, it's the suction that is the problem, cause it's such a small area.

I took out the power head.. I've got it hooked up to an air pump and I'm trying to switch to a canister filter. That'll have a sponge on the intake though! Poor, poor cories.
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Yeah.. That's how my sponge filter gets so I'm quite familiar.

I did try to save him.. He looked terrible though. He was probably half the width he should've been.. And it looked like his spine would've been injured. He was stuck sideways to the little hole. :/ I feel terrible.. Poor, poor guy. I'm glad I did spot him while he was still alive though.. He might've been in pain, but I hope he wasn't too stressed out in the end.
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