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 11-23-2015, 06:42 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
missmonday's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 294
Panda cory fin split

Hello,

One of my panda corys has a small split in its dorsal fin. It's a clean split, so I think it's injury. I do have plastic plants in the tank, it's only a QT tank and they will not be there permanently.

Today is the first day I noticed, no other cories have torn fins. Anything I can do to help healing? I also don't have params on hand, but it is a cycled tank

__________________
missmonday is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2015, 06:57 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Nils's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 2,417
Happens to all fish with long fins. It should grow back in no time, just keep up on PWC's and keep clean water. It shouldn't be a problem.
__________________
My tanks (so far )
5.5 gallon Planted Dwarf Puffer tank (2 Dwarf Puffers and a lot of RCS!)
16 Gallon Planted
(GBR pair, 3 amano shrimp and a whole bunch of snails!)
Nils is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2015, 04:08 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
missmonday's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 294
Well I noticed a few more of the cories have tiny tears or notches in their dorsals, but not clean splits like the first one. Maybe 3 have fin injuries right now? I took out a plastic plant I suspect might be the cause of it.

Not sure if aggression is potentially an issue, I have not seen the 2 honey gouramis bother the cories at all. They don't even bother each other (male and female) and are far more likely to be bothered by the busy cories haha.

I tested the water last night 0/0/10-20 and did a 30% pwc today just to see if it'd help. I also have been adding a little stress guard to help w/ healing. The gouramis have no fin damage.

How can I tell if it's just a plastic plant hurting the cories or fin rot? :/ just wait and see? Their permanent home, a 29 gallon, is heavily planted so this won't be an issue once they've passed qt.
__________________
missmonday is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2015, 05:33 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Nils's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 2,417
Quote:
Originally Posted by missmonday View Post
Well I noticed a few more of the cories have tiny tears or notches in their dorsals, but not clean splits like the first one. Maybe 3 have fin injuries right now? I took out a plastic plant I suspect might be the cause of it.

Not sure if aggression is potentially an issue, I have not seen the 2 honey gouramis bother the cories at all. They don't even bother each other (male and female) and are far more likely to be bothered by the busy cories haha.

I tested the water last night 0/0/10-20 and did a 30% pwc today just to see if it'd help. I also have been adding a little stress guard to help w/ healing. The gouramis have no fin damage.

How can I tell if it's just a plastic plant hurting the cories or fin rot? :/ just wait and see? Their permanent home, a 29 gallon, is heavily planted so this won't be an issue once they've passed qt.

IMO it was the plastic plant. Those leaves are razor sharp to fish. Doubt it's the honey gouramis, can't do a lot of damage. Just keep an eye on them. It's good that you've taken a plant out, just wait and see if it heals up or not. You should be fine
__________________
My tanks (so far )
5.5 gallon Planted Dwarf Puffer tank (2 Dwarf Puffers and a lot of RCS!)
16 Gallon Planted
(GBR pair, 3 amano shrimp and a whole bunch of snails!)
Nils is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2015, 06:23 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
missmonday's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 294
Yeah, I hope so! These cories are my cute little fin babies hehe. The honeys seem very peaceful, so I doubt aggression is a problem either, just thought I'd bring it up in case it was relevant.

Only the one with the clean tear has a noticeable injury, the other few cories you really have to squint to see the damage. Their behavior hasn't changed, so I'm hoping they'll be all healed up in a week or so? How long does fin repair take?
__________________
missmonday is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cory, fin, panda, panda cory, split

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
Betta - Fin Loss? Fin Rot? Or Fin Nipping? Or is it something else!? Saltypuppy Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 64 03-26-2011 09:25 PM
Fin Rot and Missing Panda Cory Cat saa5886 Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 4 12-22-2010 07:34 PM
Panda Cory's dorsal fin's black color is fadding! gu2high Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 13 01-05-2007 12:36 AM
Panda cory with fungus growing on a side fin Matthi Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 4 08-27-2004 04:23 PM
Platy has a split fin.. HOLLIEO Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 7 09-19-2003 06:51 AM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.