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 03-06-2017, 07:42 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
killrsheep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico
Posts: 55
Sick panda cory

Help me out please! Click image for larger version

Name:	1488846919449.jpg
Views:	94
Size:	167.3 KB
ID:	295946

My Cory just developed some white fluff on top of his rear top fin and 2 mini holes on his tail

Water parameters seem fine
Nitrates 5 or less
Nitrites 0
amonia 0
Temp 27 Celsius
GH 70
Kh 100
Chlorine 0
Ph 7

I have Tetra lifeguard but I don't know if I can treat the whole tank or if I should isolate the guy
I also have some salt which is labeled for freshwater aquarium veterinarian use and a bottle of seachem stress guard
If I need anything else all I have is a nearby petco (Im.in Mťxico so think of an understocked petco) but I think they have antifungal and antiparasitic meds

__________________
FISHHHHH!
This is my tank
killrsheep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2017, 07:44 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
killrsheep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico
Posts: 55
Tankmates are 10 espei rasboras and another 3 pandas they all seem healthy but I've noticed the rasboras glass surfing and darting a lot since I introduced a new led light system 2 days ago (I just think it's stress)
__________________
FISHHHHH!
This is my tank
killrsheep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2017, 08:28 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
DBradar3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Southern California
Posts: 83
Exclamation

By the white tuff, it sounds like a fungal infection. Fish can definitely be prone to any illness when they're stressed.
I wouldn't quarantine due to the fact that something like this is VERY contagious and hard to spot on fish with a lot of white, such as panda cories.
There's a medicine I got from Petco called API Fungus Cure. See if it's available to you.
As for the salt, I wouldn't recommend that. Cories don't particularly like it, which would cause more stress, and the benefit would be minimal in this case.
__________________
"Appreciate EVERYTHING-- 'cause in the end, it'll all be lost..." -Ashley
DBradar3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2017, 08:30 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
killrsheep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico
Posts: 55
Ok, here is a better pic, I think it will be less compressed Click image for larger version

Name:	1488850197387.jpg
Views:	77
Size:	211.1 KB
ID:	295948

So the holes may be from fungus too?
__________________
FISHHHHH!
This is my tank
killrsheep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2017, 08:38 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
DBradar3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Southern California
Posts: 83
Question

Are they holes or white dots?
__________________
"Appreciate EVERYTHING-- 'cause in the end, it'll all be lost..." -Ashley
DBradar3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2017, 08:38 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
killrsheep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico
Posts: 55
Are nerite snails sensitive to those meds?
__________________
FISHHHHH!
This is my tank
killrsheep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2017, 08:43 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
DBradar3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Southern California
Posts: 83
Post

It may stain their shells a bit green, but other than that it shouldn't hurt anything other than humans if consumed.
__________________
"Appreciate EVERYTHING-- 'cause in the end, it'll all be lost..." -Ashley
DBradar3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2017, 08:43 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
killrsheep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico
Posts: 55
It's a hole very Needle-puncture like hole
__________________
FISHHHHH!
This is my tank
killrsheep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2017, 08:46 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
DBradar3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Southern California
Posts: 83
Arrow

It's most likely the beginning of fin rot, which the fungus will also cause. The fin rot will usually start at the edges of the fins making them look more ragged, but it does create the holes sometimes too.
__________________
"Appreciate EVERYTHING-- 'cause in the end, it'll all be lost..." -Ashley
DBradar3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2017, 08:53 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
killrsheep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico
Posts: 55
Ok, there seems to be azoo fungus treatment and Tetra fungus guard
__________________
FISHHHHH!
This is my tank
killrsheep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2017, 08:54 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
killrsheep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico
Posts: 55
And azoo anti fungus tabs
__________________
FISHHHHH!
This is my tank
killrsheep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2017, 09:04 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
DBradar3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Southern California
Posts: 83
Thumbs up

The guard is merely a preventative; it won't help your fish now.
I don't recognize the Azoo brand at all, but with those being your choices, at least the Azoo product is an actual treatment, and that's what you need.
__________________
"Appreciate EVERYTHING-- 'cause in the end, it'll all be lost..." -Ashley
DBradar3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2017, 09:19 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
killrsheep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico
Posts: 55
Ok, thank you so much!

Should I remove purigen from my filter?
__________________
FISHHHHH!
This is my tank
killrsheep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2017, 10:10 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
DBradar3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Southern California
Posts: 83
Red face

If your purigen is just bio filtration I would say no. You will have to remove any activated carbon however.

Fish illnesses are very finicky. I wish you and your little panda the best of luck!
__________________
"Appreciate EVERYTHING-- 'cause in the end, it'll all be lost..." -Ashley
DBradar3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2017, 10:14 PM   #15
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
killrsheep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico
Posts: 55
Excellent, thank you so much, will update with results
__________________
FISHHHHH!
This is my tank
killrsheep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2017, 01:03 AM   #16
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
UntimelyLord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 235
Quote:
Originally Posted by killrsheep View Post
Should I remove purigen from my filter?
Yes, Purigen is "chemical filtration" and absorbs impurities in the water much like activated carbon, except allegedly even more so. I would definitely remove the Purigen when using medication, as it will probably remove at least some of the meds from the water.

I'm not an expert on cories but I know that they can be sensitive to medications; Azoo doesn't seem to share the ingredients of their anti fungal tabs so I would err on the side of caution and use a half dose.
__________________
UntimelyLord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2017, 11:12 AM   #17
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
DBradar3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Southern California
Posts: 83
Lightbulb

Thank you, UntimelyLord! I tried to look up Purigen, but didn't get much
__________________
"Appreciate EVERYTHING-- 'cause in the end, it'll all be lost..." -Ashley
DBradar3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2017, 06:48 PM   #18
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
killrsheep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico
Posts: 55
Ok guys, here's the update
Click image for larger version

Name:	1489016615336.jpg
Views:	53
Size:	140.2 KB
ID:	296013

I hope resolution is OK, the fluff seems to be getting smaller and even though he is not swimming too much and his tail is a bit "contracted" his breathing seems normal, not to slow and not stress fast, so I think we are on the right track
__________________
FISHHHHH!
This is my tank
killrsheep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2017, 07:16 PM   #19
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
DBradar3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Southern California
Posts: 83
That's great to hear! Continue to keep an eye on him and let us know when he's healthy again
__________________
DBradar3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2017, 08:10 PM   #20
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
killrsheep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico
Posts: 55
He seems to be doing better
Click image for larger version

Name:	1489108072376.jpg
Views:	38
Size:	183.1 KB
ID:	296041

The treatment reads 3 days but I am going to carry on a second treatment with a 30% pwc per the bottle instructions, because he still has a bit of white on the right side, but he really gave me a tough time taking the picture he is an active fella
__________________
FISHHHHH!
This is my tank
killrsheep is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cory, ick, panda, panda cory, sick

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
Sick panda cory catfish. Maybe Popeye? Dennos Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 4 08-15-2014 02:22 AM
Sick panda cory? Fishman007 Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 12 08-28-2013 06:03 PM
Loopy Panda Cory jaydro Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 12 03-26-2004 04:39 PM
Panda Cory died, internal bleeding kiki Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 3 11-12-2003 03:20 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:59 AM.


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