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Old 04-09-2020, 07:16 PM   #1
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Sad corydora

I bought two Corydoras from a pet supplies plus. One of them is absolutely loving life in my tank. However, the other one just sits In the same spot all day doesnít move and his gills seem to be turning reddish. I feel terrible I want to make him healthy and happy but heís been in my tank for two days and he hasnít once showed signs of getting better. He was like this when I got him from the store. Is there anything. I can do to help him get better ? My ammonia is 0ppm, nitrite is 0ppm and nitrate is 5ppm. Any ideas ?
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What size tank do you have? Does it have a filter? Did you buy 2 of the same type of corydora? Corydoras like to be in groups of 6.
Red gills are usually caused by ammonia (but you said that it was 0) or lack of oxygen in a tank.
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Old 04-10-2020, 04:49 PM   #3
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I have a 29 gallon hex tank. They are two emerald Corys I believe. And yes I have a filter, as well as 4 java ferns. They are the only two fish in the tank. He moved around bare minimal today, however still sitting pretty still at the bottom.Click image for larger version

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I have a 29 gallon hex tank. They are two emerald Corys I believe. And yes I have a filter, as well as 4 java ferns. They are the only two fish in the tank. He moved around bare minimal today, however still sitting pretty still at the bottom.Attachment 315985


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This is the healthy one
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If it is ammonia poisoning he got it from the store. They were the only two Corys left and there was one dead in the tank with them. I felt bad so I wanted to save them and give them a better home. Can they recover from ammonia poisoning ? Iíve searched for more Corys but everywhere Iíve looked is sold out.
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Yeah they can recover if you keep the water clean (which it sounds like you are doing).
Like I said they like to be in groups so he's probably just being shy. New fish sometimes take a while to get active in a new tank. I bought cardinal tetras a month ago and they are just becoming more active instead of hiding all the time.
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Heís still alive but he isnít looking well still. He moves around a little
Bit more but still barley at all. Click image for larger version

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He died last night. I found him floating upside down at the top of the tank. Poor little guy
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