MY CORYDORAS INJURED AND LOST ITS tail

  1. axel Member Member

    This morning i saw my cory hide below the bridge decoration,and he havent moved until this evening..he was stuck....i thought he was dead at first but i notice he blink...i notice his caudal tail almost gone...i suspect my neon did it but im not sure, then i tried to get him out and theres red mark near his dorsal fin ...should i be worried? will neon nip him? he have rapid gill movement but after a while he back to normal....but seems to have hard time swimming. http://imgur.com/a/BHdzb
     
  2. BornThisWayBettas Fishlore VIP Member

    That looks like a lot of damage for one neon, but it's possible.

    What other tankmates are in there with him?
    Can you post a picture of the entire tank including the decor?
    How many neons do you have total?

    As for healing, the best thing I would know to do here is just keep the water in pristine conditions.
     

  3. axel Member Member

    no theres 6 neon...the tank has been setup for 2 and half month..so total 6 neon and 4 cories...i never saw them try to attack my cories...and my cories never show any sign of stress or injure...it just my speculation because after he got freed...one neon try to nip his tail once and stop when he see it still moving...will the tail grow back? should i do something about it or just let it be?i have other tank but its not cycled..so i dont wanna risk it
     

  4. Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

    I'd agree that it's unlikely the neons did that much damage, I'd guess it was caused by getting stuck somewhere.
    Keep an eye on it for any signs of infection & keep the water pristine, the tail should grow back in time.
     

  5. axel Member Member

    how can its tail be torn apart by just getting stuck? could i use the decoration again? or is it too risky?..i dont wanna observe him too much...2 of my cories always swim like bullet when i watch him...dont wanna stress him
     
  6. codyrex97 Well Known Member Member

    Is there a filter he could've gotten his tail stuck in and damaged it? And you'd be surprised what trouble fish will get themselves into.
     
  7. axel Member Member

    SORRY GUYS...my grammar is bad...so let me rephrase my top post...he is getting stuck so i try to unstuck him,before unstuck,his tail seems already gone...i think the neons try to take advantage of him not moving to nip his fin

    no he stuck in below the bridge decor...its about 2 cm wide...thats what make the red mark because im trying to get him out....for the tail i suspect it was neon...100% sure its not the filter
     
  8. codyrex97 Well Known Member Member

    I understand more now why you suspect the neons. I'll let the more experienced members analyze this.
     
  9. DoubleDutch Fishlore VIP Member

    If it got stuck in the decoration don't put the decoration back. Could be neons "scavaged" on te finremains but they'll never cause damage to a Cory. Throw in a Indian Almond leaf or a drop of Esha 2000 to prevent a secundairy infection.
     
  10. axel Member Member

    okay,i will try that and see how it goes...makes me worriy too much :;juggle
     
  11. el337 Fishlore Legend Member

    Is there a hospital tank you can move it to so it can recover without the neons picking at him?
     
  12. axel Member Member

    what is hospital tank? and are there any difference with normal tank?i have another tank but its not fully cycled
     
  13. el337 Fishlore Legend Member

    Yes, it's just another spare tank you may have for quarantine purposes or to treat sick fish. Do you have any extra seeded filter media in your main tank you can move over for an instant cycle?
     
  14. axel Member Member

    ya its HOB filter with waterfall effect..how much should i move? because my 15 gallon tank is fully stock....im afraid it wont be able to handle my main tank bioload
     
  15. el337 Fishlore Legend Member

    The 15g is your spare tank? What fish are in it?

    What size is the main tank and how long has it been cycled?
     
  16. axel Member Member

    no,15.7 gallon is my main tank with 4 cories and 6 neon ( a bit overstock i know)..my spare tank is 12 gallon...its been cycled...the tank has been setup for 3 month
     
  17. el337 Fishlore Legend Member

    So, the 12g is not cycled with no fish in it, correct? If you only have one filter cartridge on the 15g, I don't think you can move it without risking the 15g to lose its cycle. You may just need to keep the water extra clean on your main tank and keep a close eye on the cory.
     
  18. axel Member Member

    good news the red mark is gone..he still have a hard time swimming with its tail gone...no rapid gill movement or sign of stress...my other cories look confused darting here and there because i removed the decoration which have hiding place...now there only 1 hiding cave for them
     
  19. el337 Fishlore Legend Member

    Glad to hear he's improving. :) Do you have some plants for some other cover?
     
  20. axel Member Member

    sadly its non planted tank...im still learning setup aquascape in my 90 gallon tank...yeah he's improving,spend most of his day resting as usual....only move when i turn off filter and the cories start scavanging for food