Panda Cory "Nostril" Question

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Mar 30, 2017
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Hey Everyone!

This is my first post on here and I have a question about one of my Panda Cory's faces. It looks like he has a piece of white sand or something stuck in each of his (what I'm going to call) Nostrils. He seems to be breathing fine and was searching for food as cories do as normal but now he's kinda just laying there.

I have 7 pandas in this tank and he's the only one I see that has this issue. It doesn't really look like anything I've seen before but I'm fairly new to keeping fish.

It's a 20 gal stream tank with sand substrate and 2 air stones plus current. Ph is 6.5 and ammonia is .25 as I noticed the issue while doing a partial water change to help lower the ammonia. I've had them in this tank for roughly 8 months now but did a large cleaning and rescaping yesterday.

Is this something I should be concerned over?

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