My Cory Is Swimming Upside Down!

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I came down stairs to my 40 gallon tank and saw that one of my Corys appeared to be stuck under my fake driftwood. I lifted up the wood and the fish was upside down. I have put it in a Tupperware. Once I get the fish upright, it seems to stay but doesn’t swim. Any thoughts?
 

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Thank you for summoning someone!

I removed the fish from the Tupperware and put it back upright because I thought it was cruel to have it there’s.

We may have a winner! Sometimes he gets off balance, but he uses his spikey side fins to get upright and or stabilize. Any other ideas for long term help?
 

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I've had something similar happen with one of my peppered corydoras. I treated with erythromycin and it seemed to take care of the problem. You'd need to treat in a separate container.
Best of luck!
 
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Is it an oil? Or fish meds?
 

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It's a med. You might be able to find API erythromycin at a petstore.
 

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Hoping he is alive. Hard to say how much damage is done.
 
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He passed overnight. At least he isn’t suffering anymore.

The question is, can 5 Corys life together? Or do I need another?
 

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Zentuckyfriedchicken said:
The question is, can 5 Corys life together? Or do I need another?
They can !
 
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Ok. Thanks.
 
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