This morning I noticed my cory cats acting funny, swimming where they usually don't. Upon closer inspection I noticed white stuff on their eyes and a little on other parts of their bodies. The white stuff has a somewhat powdery appearance. One of them must be mostly blind at this point as he is running into things. The other appears to have one good eye. I was on my way to work, but I did a partial water change, a little vacuuming, and changed the filter.
I read some of the info above and think it may be ICH or columnaris (sp?), but I'd like any advice anyone would be willing to offer.
Can I use the ICH cures (e.g., Protozin) with Bronze cories?
1~What type of fish is afflicted? In addition, please describe what is wrong with the fish to the best of your ability (i.e. cotton like growth, bloated, etc.). See above.
2~What are your tank parameters (ammonia, nitrites, nitrates, temp, pH)? Please give exact values. Don't know, but it had been about a month since my last water change, which is why I did the change this morning.
3~ How large is the tank? How long has the tank been set up?
It's a 12 gallon tank I've been running with the same community of fish for a little over a year. I lost a hatchet fish a couple of months back when I waited too long on a water change.
4~What type of filtration are you using? Please give the name and number (i.e. Fluval 304) and amount of gph
if known. Cheapo filter that came with tank as part of package deal. It has carbon in the filter.
5~How many fish are in the tank? What kinds of fish are they and what are their current sizes? 2 hatchet fish, 4 sepae tetras, 2 bronze cories (infected), and 1 cat fish of unknown species.
6~When is the last time you did a water change and vacuum the gravel? How often do you do this? How much water do you remove at a time?
Usually once a month, half the water.
7~How long have you had the fish? If the fish is new, how did you acclimate it/them?
All fish have been in tank at least a year.
8~Have you added anything new to the tank--decor, new dechlorinator, new substrate, etc.?
9~What kind of food have you been feeding your fish, have you changed their diet recently?
Standard flake from the store. No recent changes.[/b]