Cory Cat - White patch on side, please help!

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by Pleco24, Jul 18, 2015.

  1. Pleco24New MemberMember

    Hi guys,

    I just came back from a 5-day trip to find that one of my cory cats has a white, almost colour-fading like patch on his side. I've tried to upload a pic but it's not letting me (even after resizing) :( It says "Invalid Aquarium Fish Forum specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator"

    EDIT: Photo uploaded successfully

    My 20 gallon water parameters are as follows: Ammonia 0, Nitrite 0 and Nitrate 40-50. I know nitrates are high but this is due to me being away, so I'll do a water change now.

    Other tank mates are swimming just fine, and do not look like there's anything wrong with them. These include 5 guppies, 1 platy, 1 cory (the other cory cat has the patch) and 1 bristlenose catfish.

    Ph is 7.8 and water temp 26C. Could anybody help me please?
    Thank you in advance

     
     
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  2. LindaMS

    LindaMSValued MemberMember

    HI Pleco24

    I got the same message when uploading an image when I was in the Go Advanced area. When I went back to Quick reply it was all good.

    I have had something similar happen with a guppy following a power outage when the tank got cold and filter etc out. Faint patch not as big as yours yet but it is only day two for mine.
     
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    Pleco24New MemberMember

    Hi Linda, thanks for your reply. I'm sorry to hear about your guppy. My housemate was feeding the fish whilst I was gone, and there were no power outages at all, so that is out of the question.

    Does anyone else have any ideas/recommendations for a cure? Thank you
     
  4. LindaMS

    LindaMSValued MemberMember

    I have been hunting and my conclusion is Columnaris or Saprolegnia read this and see if it might fit. http:///Columnaris.html

    Cheers
    Linda
     






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