Fleshy Wound On Peppered Corydoras

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Hello folks
I woke up to a wounded cory.
I have 5 Peppered Corydoras and the smallest one has this red wound on his sides around the dorsal fin. It is the only fish in the tank exhibiting any kind of damage. I have a bug piece of driftwood that has many crevices and I have seen my corydoras going in and out regularly. Is this a scratch, a battle wound or is it an infection or disease?


Sorry for the blurry photos, but cories never stop moving.

Tankmates are:
1 Dwarf GouramI (currently MIA, another thread on that)
1 Platy
1 Guppy
11 Neon Tetra
8 Silver Hatchetfish
2 Amano Shrimp
1 Otocinclus
5 Corydoras

I have never seen any kind of aggression between any of my fish.

Any info will be greatly appreciated.

Joe
 

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I know how difficult it is but we really need a clear picture. Please?
In the meantime if you could give me every detail of the area?
 
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DoubleDutch said:
Is it a female Joe ?
I'm not completely sure as it is much younger than my other cories, but I believe it to be a male. He is slender and he has a taller dorsal fin, just like the other 2 males I have. My females have shorter dorsal fins it seems and they are rounder and fatter.

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I know how difficult it is but we really need a clear picture. Please?
In the meantime if you could give me every detail of the area?
This is the tank.

And here you can see how they go in to the driftwood's caves
 

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mmmmm the dorsal fin isn't a way to sex them hahaha. Are they maybe C.longipinnis.

Very weird is that the wound you're describing I have seen earlier only in C.paleatus.
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I'm not completely sure as it is much younger than my other cories, but I believe it to be a male. He is slender and he has a taller dorsal fin, just like the other 2 males I have. My females have shorter dorsal fins it seems and they are rounder and fatter.
 
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And what causes that in C. Paleatus?
Should I quarantine?

Sorry, I don't know much about corydoras, thankfully you do
 

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JoeCamaro said:
And what causes that in C. Paleatus?
Should I quarantine?

Sorry, I don't know much about corydoras, thankfully you do
No idea Joe. Asked about it being a female cause they can mate quite ruthless.
Noticed any spawningbehaviour?
 
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In the past few days, yes, but from the bigger ones.
 

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could be the smaller (male) joined in and scratched itself against rocks / decoration.
there are not really diseases causong this in an instant. Keep water clean and prevent infection I'd say.
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In the past few days, yes, but from the bigger ones.
 

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it could also be the honey gouramI was in a bad mood, I think it could just be that the drift wood shifted on the sand and one of your cories was scratched or somthingas it probably was darting out from beneath the driftwood, sand will sometime give way to aquarium decor casing them to sink.
 
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I just wanted to update on this little guy. He seems much better, the redness is gone. The area still looks a little rough, but not red anymore and not fleshy.
 

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Good to now, and I hope this little incident, or what ever it was, won't happen to you again, and that it won't happen to me in the future.
 

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Thank you for good news! Desperately needed today!
 
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cichlid4life said:
Good to now, and I hope this little incident, or what ever it was, won't happen to you again, and that it won't happen to me in the future.
Thank you! I hope so too.

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Thank you for good news! Desperately needed today!
I'm glad these news make you as happy as me. Are you doing ok?
 

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Thank you! I hope so too.


I'm glad these news make you as happy as me. Are you doing ok?
I’m ok today. Thank you! You’re so sweet.
 

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