Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 09-20-2014, 02:42 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 143
My cory cats are dying :(help!

I've had my tank setup for about 6 months now and I've never had a problem with fish dying (only time a fish died on me was because it was eaten)
I have a forty gallon breeder with a 350 Marineland power filter and quiet flow 40 HOB filters
I have around six mollies( temporary girlfriend didn't have anywhere to put so she left it in my forty)
I also have a school of cories (or should I say had) around 6-7 down to four
I have three loaches one zebra two clown
(I'm aware that the clowns will grow this is a temporary tank for them)
One rapahel cat and four bumblebee cats south american if you are wondering I made sure that they weren't the.Asians before buying (three are Frys or actually about a month or two old one is fully grown)
I also have a gold gourami and golden wonder killi
I do 20% water changes twice a week(I actually had to do three water changes recently consecutively. because my nitrate got to 40) what's happening to my cories I also had one of the mollies die.

Sent from my C6606 using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________

__________________
GouramiCichlid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2014, 03:09 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: texas
Posts: 629
is your goramie picking on them?
__________________

__________________
lilme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2014, 03:13 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 143
No he's extremely docile he just swims in the middle and occasionally rest under some rocks actually sometimes the.loaches chase.him lol

Sent from my C6606 using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________
GouramiCichlid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2014, 09:10 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Old Town Maine
Posts: 312
If your nitrates were high, that could have killed them.
__________________
Pamiam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2014, 09:25 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Ricky 1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Nottingham
Posts: 799
Could be your parameters are not right or they can easily starve if your not feeding enough............
__________________
missing my fish.......
Ricky 1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2014, 09:49 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
MMantelli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 2,259
What exactly are all your paramaters 40 isnt to bad by the end of the week how often and how much watee gets changed I do 50% weekly on all my tanks and even my overstocked mbuna tank never goes over 40 also how much good is left on the substrate when you feed

Sent from my HTCEVODesign4G using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Check out our fish clubs Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/CFLKeepersOfAquatica
MMantelli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2014, 10:09 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 143
Sorry for late response was at work
My.water parameter is
Ammonia either 0 or.25 I can't tell the difference
Nitrite is 0
Nitrate is either 40 or 80 seeing as they are both red its hard to differentiate between the two
My ph It says it's at 8
I never have any food left on the bottom I do about 40% weekly
I feed them.sinking shrimp pellets algae wafers and blood.worms Im pretty sure I'm feeding.properly

Sent from my C6606 using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________
GouramiCichlid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2014, 12:40 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
MMantelli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 2,259
Sounds not too bad up the pwc to 50% a week do you have any pellets for them

Sent from my HTCEVODesign4G using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Check out our fish clubs Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/CFLKeepersOfAquatica
MMantelli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2014, 12:48 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 143
Yah lol shrimp

Sent from my C6606 using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________
GouramiCichlid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2014, 12:48 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 143
Still don't know why They are dying though

Sent from my C6606 using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________
GouramiCichlid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2014, 12:56 AM   #11
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
MMantelli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 2,259
Are there any sores or sunken bellies or just anything physicially odd?

Sent from my HTCEVODesign4G using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Check out our fish clubs Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/CFLKeepersOfAquatica
MMantelli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2014, 01:00 AM   #12
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 143
Actually the first one that died was.spinning like.crazy before he.died.the.second not sure the third had.a bloody face assuming some attackedit at night not sure what nothing odd about.their appearance

Sent from my C6606 using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________
GouramiCichlid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2014, 10:48 AM   #13
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
MMantelli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 2,259
Sounds like someones beating up on them. But with the stock you mentioned I dont see that as an issue unless you have a rouge molly. LoL anyways is there anything Sharp, pointy or jutting out of any of the decor?

Sent from my HTCEVODesign4G using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Check out our fish clubs Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/CFLKeepersOfAquatica
MMantelli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2014, 12:24 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 143
Uh not sure I can send a picture

Sent from my C6606 using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________
GouramiCichlid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2014, 12:26 PM   #15
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 143
M

Sent from my C6606 using Aquarium Advice mobile app
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1411316815517.jpg
Views:	89
Size:	61.5 KB
ID:	250544  
__________________
GouramiCichlid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2014, 03:18 PM   #16
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
MMantelli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 2,259
Well I dont see anything Sharp ummm... How do there barbs around there mouth look? The one with the head wound look up hole in the head syndrome soo If they look alike If so that could be it. We will get.this figured out.

Sent from my HTCEVODesign4G using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Check out our fish clubs Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/CFLKeepersOfAquatica
MMantelli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2014, 03:39 PM   #17
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 143
The barbs on their mouths look fine the gravel is smooth but I'm planning on switching to sand. No it didn't look anything like hole in the head the cory actually looked like something.had attacked it. I just had a balloon molly die about two hours ago D:
I'm starting to.think it just might be the fishes I did get them recently at petco/smart I'm thinking if it had something to do with water chemistry then my clown loaches would have been the first to go

Sent from my C6606 using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________
GouramiCichlid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2014, 03:40 PM   #18
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 143
All of my older fish look fine I actually forgot to mention but I have a black ghost knife fish that Came with the tank got.him at about 3 inches he's at 5 now

Sent from my C6606 using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________
GouramiCichlid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2014, 03:43 PM   #19
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 143
My three albino cories are just swimming everywhere from top to bottom and occasionally resting at the bottom

Sent from my C6606 using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________
GouramiCichlid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2014, 03:47 PM   #20
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
MMantelli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 2,259
From what I gather your tank sounds healthy it could veey well be the fish from the big Box Store. What do you use for a dechlorinator? Do you add any other chemicals to the tank?

Sent from my HTCEVODesign4G using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________

__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Check out our fish clubs Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/CFLKeepersOfAquatica
MMantelli is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cory, cory cat, cory cats, dyi, dying

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Upside down cats and cory cats?? kmny34 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 1 05-21-2013 12:11 AM
Do cory cats and otto cats get along? alia258 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 15 03-23-2012 10:26 AM
Cory cats dying?! Tropical Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 7 12-24-2011 12:34 AM
Dying Cory Cats squealor Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 8 08-03-2005 02:25 PM
Cory cats better than Pictus cats for cleaning? cgcaver Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 13 01-07-2005 05:33 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.