Corydoras Has Ripped Fins - Help!

Owen88

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U have had corys and glowlight tetras together for about 4 mounths and have noticed in the past two weeks that my corys fins are missing. Theye are all alive but one of them looks fine. None of the tetras have ripped fins. Is it them?
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Fahn

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How many tetras do you have in the tank? Also how big is the tank?
 
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Owen88

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Fahn said:
How many tetras do you have in the tank? Also how big is the tank?
Its a 30 gallon with 9 tetras

Fahn said:
How many tetras do you have in the tank? Also how big is the tank?
And the tetras are well fed
 

Fahn

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Are the corys and tetras the only fish in the tank?
 

Sarah73

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Tetras are fin nipping. Cories don't just lose there fins for no reason.
 
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Owen88

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Sarah73 said:
Tetras are fin nipping. Cories don't just lose there fins for no reason.
There are 3 tiny amanos and that's it.

Owen88 said:
There are 3 tiny amanos and that's it.
I guess ill donate my tetras to a fish store and rescape for cockatoo chiclid pair
 

Oden

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Tetras are known fin nippers. I'd bet they've been getting at the corys fins. Rasboras are a great alternative to tetras if you want to keep a shoal in the tank.
 

DuaneV

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Its the tetras
 
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Owen88

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Oden said:
Tetras are known fin nippers. I'd bet they've been getting at the corys fins. Rasboras are a great alternative to tetras if you want to keep a shoal in the tank.
There is something with my water that these GlowLight tetras are the only schooling fish I've been able to keep alive I've tried neon tetras Royal tetras chilI rasboras and a few other rasboras and they've all died
 

Oden

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You need to figure out what's up with your water immediately. Test the parameters.

Are you treating your water with dechlorinator when you do water changes?
 

Mcasella

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Owen88 said:
There is something with my water that these GlowLight tetras are the only schooling fish I've been able to keep alive I've tried neon tetras Royal tetras chilI rasboras and a few other rasboras and they've all died
Glowlights are awful for going after other fish (specifically they will murder neons even if there is enough space). I would acclimate and QT any new schools you might be thinking of, if there is something killing chilis and neons it might also kill the apistos.
 
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Owen88

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Oden said:
You need to figure out what's up with your water immediately. Test the parameters.

Are you treating your water with dechlorinator when you do water changes?
a = 0 n=0 n=2.5 ph is 6.9 flat gh 5 I think and kh 8. yes I use dechlorinator and new water is aalways withing .5c

Oden said:
You need to figure out what's up with your water immediately. Test the parameters.

Are you treating your water with dechlorinator when you do water changes?
I Have talked to all of my local fish stores and noone can tell me why they won't survive. I also can't keep plants alive very well. Amazon sword. val, sag, hornwort and water sprite don't dye but don't grow
 

Fahn

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Owen88 said:
I Have talked to all of my local fish stores and noone can tell me why they won't survive. I also can't keep plants alive very well. Amazon sword. val, sag, hornwort and water sprite don't dye but don't grow
Aren't you planting in plain sand without fertilizers?
 
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Owen88

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Fahn said:
Aren't you planting in plain sand without fertilizers?
yes its plain sand but I am using ferts. what sand should I get. on the cheap side
 

Mcasella

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Owen88 said:
I Have talked to all of my local fish stores and noone can tell me why they won't survive. I also can't keep plants alive very well. Amazon sword. val, sag, hornwort and water sprite don't dye but don't grow
Swords, vals, sags all need root tabs (they are heavy root feeders) to really thrive. (You can do a plant substrate if you prefer, but root tabs are so much easier and cheaper). Hornwort is very touchy in my experience.
 
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Owen88

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Mcasella said:
Swords, vals, sags all need root tabs (they are heavy root feeders) to really thrive. (You can do a plant substrate if you prefer, but root tabs are so much easier and cheaper). Hornwort is very touchy in my experience.
I use root tabs for them but they just grow a tiny but then melt. Ive tried to use less and more root tabs. I also use recommend amount of flourish comprehension.
 

Sarah73

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Owen88 said:
I use root tabs for them but they just grow a tiny but then melt. Ive tried to use less and more root tabs. I also use recommend amount of flourish comprehension.
Do you put the swords in the ground? If so that's why they are melting. They are floating plants, not root plants
 

Mcasella

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Sarah73 said:
Do you put the swords in the ground? If so that's why they are melting. They are floating plants, not root plants
Swords are root plants?? You don't bury the crown but the roots can be buried.
 

Sarah73

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Mcasella said:
Swords are root plants?? You don't bury the crown but the roots can be buried.
Swords have roots. Horn wort doesn't
 
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