New to this forum. I've had a betta for about two years and recently decided to expand into cories. My local tropical fish store is run by hobbyists and has high reviews, so I decided to trust them when I bought two pepper and one albino cory to accompany my betta in my 10 gallon tank...
I noticed a couple of days ago that my big female bronze cory was panting. Normally they move their mouth/gills when eating food, but she does this constantly now and has never shown this behavior before. Other than her mouth/gills moving rapidly, she also goes up for air a bit more than usual-...
Tank size: 7.5 Gallons
pH: 8.0 (I know it is high, it is just this area's water)
nitrate: .5 ppm
kH: high (as always)
gH: high (as always)
tank temp: 77 degrees
Fish Symptoms (include full description including lesion, color, location, fish behavior):
The betta has...