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Old 12-01-2013, 09:45 PM   #1
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Sick Peppered Cory

I have had this little guy in a group of three for about a year. Purchased from a lfs, not big chain. It has been doing great, grown from an inch to almost two inches, I check my fish everyday. This is what I noticed tonight looking over my fish. And when I look under its white belly I see inside of it has red blotches. It has been quarantined in a 5 gal bucket at the moment. Need advice, thanks in advance.
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:07 AM   #2
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Please help, having trouble diagnosing this
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:46 AM   #3
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It's difficult to say what it is, if anything. You can't treat what you can't identify. If your cory is behaving normally otherwise, the redness may go away on its own. Check your water parameters. Without further information, good, clean water Is the best cure.

Have there been any changes to the tank? New inhabitants? What are your water parameters?
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:53 AM   #4
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How are your water parameters? Any other noticeable changes in the fish as in loss of appetite? Is it lethargic? Any recent changes to the tank?
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Old 12-02-2013, 11:32 AM   #5
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Sorry to hear about that. Not really sure what could be done. Could probably try treating with heat? (upping the temp a couple degrees over a few days)
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:34 PM   #6
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Is it possible he got caught between the heater and the glass? It doesn't really look like a fungus or septicemia, but that last one is possible. How is he acting?
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Old 12-02-2013, 11:03 PM   #7
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The fish has been behaving normally. BUT over night the white in between its scales has grown into a white growth. I quarantined it into a 5 gal bucket, added some gravel from its tanked, small filter and small 3gal heater. I am anxious to diagnose and treat.
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Old 12-02-2013, 11:04 PM   #8
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Get him treated ASAP. Fungal infections are quick killers. I have used Fungus Guard with good results, but others prefer salt dips, hydrogen peroxide, and other remedies. I personally wouldn't use a salt dip with a cory though. And don't use Erythromycin for this even if a retailer says it is for fungus--it won't work. Good luck!
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Old 12-02-2013, 11:18 PM   #9
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Doing a H2O2 bath right now. 5 ml in one gal of tank water for 3 minutes.

I have some API Pimafix for the fungus that is apparently in my main aquarium too. The active ingredient says Pimenta racemosa.
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It sounds as if it has fungus on it. Is it smooth or fuzzy? You could administer some Melafix if it's a fungus. What is the temp. in it's current situation?
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Doing a H2O2 bath right now. 5 ml in one gal of tank water for 30 minutes.

I have some API Pimafix for the fungus that is apparently in my main aquarium too. The active ingredient says Pimenta racemosa.
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temp is 74 in main aquarium, put in quarantine...trying to get that temp up right now.
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Maracyn-oxygen. Stuff is absolutely amazing
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Old 12-02-2013, 11:30 PM   #15
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OK. Sounds like you're getting it under control! You might raise the temp a few degrees to help fight infection.
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Thank you, will check it out tomorrow. Its past 9 here.
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Old 12-02-2013, 11:42 PM   #17
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Upon further research, now I think its Columnaris, which is a bacterial infection. I'm so lost.
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Threads merged and duplicate posts deleted. Thanks to all that are offering help to the op.
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