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    Sick Cory With Possible Swim Bladder Problem

    He had a full 10 day course of sterazin in his hospital tank, and on day 7 I'd say he was starting to be more upright. By day 10 he was practically recovered completely with his balance. He now lives along with 5 other corys of his own type and two other fish in a 60l community tank. And he...
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    Oxygen Emergency?

    It can be useful to have an air stone on all the time, even just on low. As well as putting oxygen in the water it helps to prevent a build up of any oils as the surface is never still.
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    Sick Cory With Possible Swim Bladder Problem

    Thanks. I'm going to keep going with the 10 day course of Sterazin. So far the redness has gone down, and he is not breathing as quick or coughing. Still hoping his swim bladder recovers during the 10 days. I'll try esha 2000 if after the 10 days he's still not right and there's not indication...
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    Corydoras With White Slimed Thin Film And Red Belly

    What are your ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and pH readings?   If you are setting up a hospital tank, it can be helpful to be able to put an established filter into it (as well as tank water). Air sponge filters are really good (and cheap) for this, and can be adapted to run on existing filter...
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    Large Eruption On Side Of Fish

    I don't know what that is.   I'm not sure if it's similar to what one of my scaleless fish had, as it looks similar in the pic.   Started as a small white spot, before erupting like in your pic. Went away after 1-2 weeks. But came back in the same location a month later... now gone away again.
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    Sick Cory With Possible Swim Bladder Problem

    Update on the cory.   In hospital tank (Amm. 0, Nitrites 0, Nitrates 5+, pH 7.2), and the water quality issue seems to have improved. On day two of Sterazin treatment.   Cory still off balance, but possibly gills less red, less rapid breathing and little coughing. Still too early to say that...
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    Sick Cory With Possible Swim Bladder Problem

    the more I read about sterazin, the more i read people saying it's not very good for either internal parasites or gill flukes :/   I'll order esha 2000 and carbon sponge, and if sterazin hasn't done anything then will try esha prob wed or thu
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    Sick Cory With Possible Swim Bladder Problem

    Thanks. I've just got Sterazin from LFS. I could order esha 2000 off the internet. I think it's best to try Sterazin now, as this cory really needs something. I know that treating with the wrong meds will not help, but I've tried anti-bacterial meds/salt, so that rules out bacterial infection to...
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    Sick Cory With Possible Swim Bladder Problem

    I think they probably were red before trying the salt. All the other symptoms I mentioned were there before - pink underneath head/mouth, increased breathing/coughing.   I'm starting to think it might be gill flukes. He is certainly irritated by something. I'm going to try Waterlife Sterazin...
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    Sick Cory With Possible Swim Bladder Problem

    Okay, trying to look at this again, as he’s still alive and the same.   Tank: (From new API kits) Ammonia 0 ppm Nitrites 0 ppm Nitrates 10 ppm pH 7.0 GH 3 KH 4 26C   Symptoms: Laying on his side, and difficulty righting himself, but can do so, but spending more time lying on his side than...
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    Ideas On My Tropical Tank

    I was planning on keeping it as a hospital tank :)   My small betta cory tank (cos of the powerhead is at nearly 28C :/ It'll probably cool a little over night, but might need to figure out what to do with this warm whether. My sponge air filter hospital plastic container (so not a tank...
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    Ideas On My Tropical Tank

    Yeah, I'm wondering if the temperature is an issue with these corys, and a possible reason why they've not been doing so well. The tank has usually been about 26C, but it's probably due to water quality issues.   I kinda feel it's a shame to have a betta on it's own, but they are perfectly happy...
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    Ideas On My Tropical Tank

    I think I know that I'm going to do. As I'm pretty happy that the betta and my type of corys can live together in 25C-26C temp, and the betta has never shown aggression to any cory or snail... I'll set up the 28 gallon tank and follow the correct fish-less cycling: hopefully I can speed things...
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    Ideas On My Tropical Tank

    :) I've taken tetra out...   The current small tank has been around 25C - 26C - but we've had a number of corys die, probably due to it being 20Litres - in my defence it's not my tank, but I've now taken over looking after it because of corys dying - know many corys are sensitive to water...
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    Ideas On My Tropical Tank

    Yeah, my sick cory post is here: http://www.fishforums.net/index.php?/topic/434463-sick-cory-with-possible-swim-bladder-problem/   That's a bit annoying that it'd be best to be adding the betta last - he and the corys were due to be the first additions... I'll need to think about this.   I've...
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