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Old 03-30-2004, 09:28 PM   #1
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i know my problem but i dont know what to do

okay i cant go to the fish store till thursday and for those oblivious people todays tuesday... okay my corys cant live in my gravel anymore... when i first got them they were fine i changed to sand like a month ago then changed back and now they cant live in it.. so i made it 50% gravel and 50% sand... for the corys.. their bleeding behind their find in the "armpit" area.. on another forum they suggested the gravel... im gonna try and get my mom to get diff gravel but until then will they be find and no i dont have melafix or watever (at the moment) see my parents pretty much only lemme get neccisary stuff and dont think melafix is neccisary

will they be okay on their 50% sand?
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Wasnt it only a month ago you were setting the tank up? Why did you change the substrate out at all? And why do you say the cory's cant live in gravel? I have never heard of this one.
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Old 03-30-2004, 09:56 PM   #3
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Re: i know my problem but i dont know what to do

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okay my corys cant live in my gravel anymore... when
will they be okay on their 50% sand?
okay my tank was set up 3 months ago

had gravel with the corys... changed to sand because thought gravel was boring a month later found out that sand was too much work i changed back to gravel and had an ammonia spike so i put some sand in a bowl to get the bacteria back in now my corys cant live in "my" gravel cuz i think its sharp but it didnt bother them before...
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Old 03-30-2004, 10:18 PM   #4
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Couple of things.

If the gravel is too sharp, its going to be too sharp whether there is 50 or 100% of it in the tank.

The number one thing to do when a fish is sick is water changes and getting the ammonia and nitrite out of the water. Melafix isn't going to do your corys any good; what you need to do is daily changes with fresh treated temp matched water. Whats your water parameters today?
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Same cories..right..?
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewto...=154782#154782
this is above is an event for the same cories mere days ago..it aint the gravel!
3 months ago..?The same 10 gallon of death??

And the dead gourami and all the hassle and with me being your second biggest detractor anyway..you caught my eye again there young fella. How can you say your tank has been up 3 months? It is the same little tank as you had. And that was what like around Valentines? Didn't you strip that after your gourami were killed off? Or one of the other fish died?..and start a recycle anyway?
I'd be safer to hazard a guess that some yukky bacterial thing is getting them after they stressed from the move, the temp swings and the substrate being changed to there and back in such a short time.....
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Old 03-30-2004, 10:49 PM   #6
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i didnt really change the sand back totally i put it a bowl to get the ben. bacteria back into the gravel... im putting 50% because itll give them sumtin to lie on until i get sum other gravel ;'( i meant the gravel for the bleeding backparts of the fins. their pretty much fine in other aspects except they have a bloodspot

oh yeah they are the same corys... their a lil more active since i put heater in just im worried about bacterial infections

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ammonia 0
nitrite 0
nitrates 5
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Since your water parameters are ok, keep up the good work and keep a CLOSE eye on them.

There really is nothing you can do for the fish now anyway, except observe them and keep the water clean. You may want to put the fish with the bloody areas in a QT for now, and get a GOOD antibiotic on Thursday; Melafix is only good for minor infections, not systemic ones like the kind that causes bleeding like that. Kanacyn would be a good choice. Do know the antibiotic will probably kill off the good bacteria. Thats why I suggest you put them into a QT tank. You can treat them there, change the water if ammonia or nitrites show up, and you won't mess up the good bacteria in the main tank.
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okay new conclusion its not the gravel becausei was watching them and looked at their barbels and their nice and long so its something else
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any chance i could quarentine them in a fish bowl?? because if i had a quarentine tank it would be bigger then my main tank (pretty much same size) and that doesnt seem right... if their in a fish bowl itll prolly be pretty easy cuz for water changes i can use this blue cup... at the time when i get the antibiotic im gonna get a sponge filter so can i put that in the fish bowl...???
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if my parents let me use my money id prolly use it to buy a quarentine tank ya kno the 10 gallon acrylic that comes with nutting and either buy like 1-2 sponge filters or a penguin mini a 20 inch hood (pretty much same setup as my 10 gallon xcept it would be gravel less and if prolly get some fake plants in there any thoughts?\

is it this price anywhere else?? its like 9.99 or something for a acrylic 10 gallon with nutting cept tank itself?
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