Cory : sand stuck on slime?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by angiet, Jun 11, 2016.

  1. angietNew MemberMember

    Hello. I noticed that some of my corys have a few white specs on their heads but I really don't think it's ich. Can the sand they root about in become stuck on there slime?
     
  2. qchris87

    qchris87Well Known MemberMember

    I've have those mini sinking pellets get stuck on some of my cories and it always makes me laugh. So I'd say it is quite possible.
     
  3. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Can you attach a pic? We might be able to tell what it is.
     




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    angietNew MemberMember

    So I've got some pictures. At closer glance it looks like bits of sand stuck on their slime. I ad a killer case of white spot a while ago and it doesn't look like that. Nothing on my guppies nothing on the cory fins either. They were flashing a few days ago but I did a pwc and it's all stopped now I'll up load the pics
     
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    angietNew MemberMember

    Could it be Oodinium?
     
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    angietNew MemberMember

    Think I've solved it. Cos the one I was worried about who looked covered in little granular things just swam by and was clear of them so I think it's sand and little tiny air bubbles getting g stuck on his slime. Minimal flashing but I've read it's fairly normal in corys.
     
  8. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    I'd be a bit concerned if your fish were flashing.
     
  9. axelWell Known MemberMember

    theres one time my neon poop and sand stick to my cory back...but usually it will gone...just keep observing
     
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    angietNew MemberMember

    Thanks. Apparently they bash them self's at times to get sand and food that is stuck out of there gills. I've read quite a few posts about it.
     
  11. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    I have never heard that, and I've never seen my cories do that. Not sure how normal that is.
     
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    angietNew MemberMember

    Oh right. Best I do some more reading then
    What did you think of the pictures?
     
  13. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    I don't know, but I'm not sure if I believe that it's sand stuck to their slime coat. None of my fish have had that issue, so I don't know if that's a feasible explanation or not.
     
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    angietNew MemberMember

    So should I treat for ime thing or just wait and watch
     
  15. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    No use in treating if you don't know what it is. I'd monitor to see if they get more spots.
     
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    angietNew MemberMember

    Ok thank you. All behaviour otherwise is normal I've seen the fish flashing twice today it's 7 pm here. I'll keep watching and see what happens ☺ thanks again
     
  17. Coradee

    CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    I've had corys almost give me heart failure thinking they had Ich when they'd had specks of sand on them too.
    I've also had corys flicking to clear their gills but they only do it very occasionally, if yours are doing it regularly then I'd be a little concerned.
     
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    angietNew MemberMember

    Thanks coradee. I've seen it twice today. But I get them skimming through the sand which some posts said that that is normal behaviour. Flashing against the terracotta jar once and skimming through the sand once too.
    I'm 99.9% sure it's sand on him cos when he swims off he showers it down but a little stays on him. Either that or its tiny air bubbles. They look and act really healthy. I lost all my stock a while back due to an evil evil white spot break out so I'm a little paranoid. I'll try and get some better pictures.
     
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