julie cory cat problem

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I have had my cory cats for a month now and just recently I found one of them suctioned to the intake for the filter. The filter isn't that strong and has never been a problem. Upon further inspection I found that my cichlids have eaten all of his fins. I immediatly took him out and put I'm in a quarantine bucket where he seems to be living well, but for how long is the question.

What should I do? I can't leave him in the bucket forever but he seems to be surviving just fine now that he doesn't have cichlids nipping at him.

Please Help ???
 

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are the Cichlids bothering your other corys? If not maybe he had a bout with fin rot.
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I think fin rot might be a very good possibility because from when I got the pair, I could tell them apart because the ones fin looked like it had a bite taken out of it. Is this something I have to worry about my other fish getting?
 

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Just keep an eye on the others in the original tank for signs of fin rot. Because corys are on the substrate so much they are nororious for getting bacterial infections and fin rot if the substrate isn't kept especially clean which most fish stores don't.
If you can keep the one in the bucket for a few days drop a bubbler in and do 50% water changes each day for about 5 days then he should be ok.
what kind of cichlids do you have?
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I have a Kribensis and an Electric Yellow. The electric yellow seems to like to pick on cory cats now that I have been paying closer attention.
 

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My guess is that your cichlids are just too aggressive for cory cats. African cichlids are generally quite aggressivedepending on the species. Darn! You might have to move the corys into a new tank of their own! ;D
 

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