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Help Corydoras Laying On Its Side

Discussion in 'Tropical Fish Emergencies' started by anne.1, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. anne.1

    anne.1 Member

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    i checked my tank this evening and found one of my corys on its side and thought it was dead. it had since moved, scurried round the tank a bit and then back on its side again with quite rapid breathing. it was absolutely fine earlier.
    i have been doing regular weekly water changes 25% or more. tank been running for 8 weeks. water parameters are
    ammonia 0
    nitrites 0
    nitrates 50
    ph 7.5
    temperature 77

    fish stock
    2 panda garras, 3 cory serbium, 1 rtbs, 8 neon tetras, 2 black mollys, 5 false flying fox
    the only difference is today i gave them some boiled shelled peas could it have been this i have read this is good for them.
    am going to do 30% water change tomorrow. i hope he makes it through the night.
    can anybody advise please
     
  2. MICKEYSWIFT

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    It may of eaten to much and therefore effecting its swim bladder.
    Just leave it for a few days and he should come right.
     
  3. anne.1

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    thanks for getting back, you may be right hes still here today swims a bit then rests in some peculiar positions i`ll lay off the food today as well.
     
  4. mark4785

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    Usually a dramatic change in water temperature can cause problems with the swimbladder. Alternatively, a bacterial infection may be to blame. If you are certain that the tank temperature has remained consistent I would consider treating for a internal bacterial infection.

    What are you feeding the fish? A lack of a highly nutritious diet may be the precursor to a bacterial swimbladder problem.
     

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