Cory Red Dot On Belly

Nikki2577
  • #1
My pigmy Cory was swimming a little erratic so I put him in quarantine, upon further inspection I noticed this small red dot on his belly. Could anyone tell me what this may be?

Nothing new added
Ammonia-0
Nitrite-0
Nitrate-20

Planted tank- 40 gallon breeder

Filter- aquaclear 110, large sponge filter, small sponge filter.
Temp 78

Housed with bronze corys, albino cories, panda cories, 3 juvenile mollies and 2 SAE, 1- 4” Golden Nugget pleco.

Any help would be much appreciated.
 
cichlid4life
  • #2
photos would be great.
 
Nikki2577
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  • #3
Sorry forgot to upload it.
IMG_1036.jpg
 
cichlid4life
  • #4
that is one pygmy for sure but is the red spot on the under he pectoral fin or am I seeing the picture wrong?
 
Nikki2577
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  • #5
Yes that’s it

I am doing a water change on the tank now.
 
cichlid4life
  • #6
HMM, I don't know much about what it may be, DoubleDutch do you know perhaps?
 
Nikki2577
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  • #7
One that is closer
IMG_1037.jpg
 
cichlid4life
  • #8

upload_2018-9-15_13-3-26.png so I have highlighted the red spot for you
upload_2018-9-15_13-3-26.png
 
Nikki2577
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  • #9
Thank you and that is what I see. He is swimming ok in quarantine but mostly still.
 
cichlid4life
  • #10
anyone else wanna try? Coradee ?
 
Nikki2577
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  • #11

IMG_1079.jpg
 
r5n8xaw00
  • #12
I did some research and found this....
Red Blotch Disease In Corydoras Catfish
 
Nikki2577
  • Thread Starter
  • #13
Ok so I guess the only thing that maybe had changed would be the ph during a water change? I have the correct sand substrate and I do my weekly water changes with half deep gravel vac each week then the other half the next week. I do vac the top of the gravel every water change.

I guess my question would be is do I keep him in quarantine? I do not have the meds they suggested is there anything else I should use or should I put him back in the main tank after this water change and keep an eye on him?

I did some research and found this....
Red Blotch Disease In Corydoras Catfish

Thank you for researching this he is in his quarantine box with an air stone for now.
 
r5n8xaw00
  • #14
Thank you for researching this he is in his quarantine box with an air stone for now.
Your Welcome.....:smug:
 
DoubleDutch
  • #15
A quite bloated C.habrosus (Salt & Pepper).
Possibly an internal bacterial issue.
 
Nikki2577
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  • #16
Paraguard? Or is that only for external?
 
Nikki2577
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  • #17
Just wanted to give an update, I really don’t know what happened to my Cory but I kept him in quarantine and observed him and the red dot went away and he was swimming normal so I put him back in his tank and he seems to be doing great

Again thank you for your help.
 
DoubleDutch
  • #18
Just wanted to give an update, I really don’t know what happened to my Cory but I kept him in quarantine and observed him and the red dot went away and he was swimming normal so I put him back in his tank and he seems to be doing great

Again thank you for your help.
That's really great Nikki.
Could it have laid eggs ?
I was never succesful keeping C.habrosus.
 
Nikki2577
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  • #19
There are eggs on the glass but I have no idea if all Cory eggs are the same. I have raised bronze corys from pulling the eggs out. I successfully grew out about 50 of them, they lay eggs all the time but I don’t pull them anymore. I never even thought that’s what this Cory could have been doing. I should have thought of it because she was pretty round compared to my other 5.
 

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