- Sep 28, 2018
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Here is the picture of the sick Cory in the quarantine tank (excuse the mess it’s the leftover food he didn’t eat that I need to siphon out) Is there anything visually wrong with him? Like a fungus or parasite? I’m a novice when it comes to figuring out this type of stuff.
Some background about this fish is that I got him when I bought 5 Emearld Corys from a fish store. They gave me 2 smaller ones as they were the last ones they had. I put them in the 50 gallon and they were doing great being extremely active. I gave them a few days and they started eating except for the 2 smaller ones. I left it alone thinking they needed more time to establish but every time I added shrimp pellets it felt like they were purposely swimming away from the food and separating themselves from the others. This went on for 2 weeks until the smallest one died. I think it starved itself to death because I never saw it eat. Thinking that I netted the other small one (the one in the picture) and put it in a quarantine tank added a little bit of salt and a water conditioner to “relieve stress” I then added some food and after a while he ate a bit. My question is if the lack of eating cause the death of my smallest Cory and sicken this Cory? Or is it something different?
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