New Emerald Cory not doing well

Discussion in 'More Freshwater Aquarium Topics' started by eman1974, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. eman1974New MemberMember

    I have a tank that has cycled for about a month. I have 3 Opaline Gouramis which appear to be doing fine - 1 died the first night. Store had no more Gouramis, so I got a single Emerald Cory to replace it. When I got the cory home, he was not very active in the bag while I adjusted him to the water temp - less active than previous Corys Ive had.

    Since I've introduced him to the tank, he spent most of his time sitting on the bottom. When he does swim, he usually heads up and down to the top of the tank, and his swimming is not normal.

    At this point I'm assuming that its stress from introducing him to the tank. Does this soudn right, and can I do anything to help him out?
  2. QQQUUUUAADDDWell Known MemberMember

    Emerald cories are too big for a 25. Try a group of 6 pandas.

    If you insist on keeping him, add like 4 more emerald cories.

    Cories LOVE to be in groups.
  3. eman1974New MemberMember

    Unfortunately he didn't make it. No replacements this time. Going to research if I can find tank mates for the gouramis.
  4. DonnerjayWell Known MemberMember

    Aww, sorry to hear about your cory.

    Thank you for joining FishLore, and welcome to the forum. Please let us know how we can help with your fishkeeping questions.
  5. saqibWell Known MemberMember

    sorry to hear about your loss, don't let it run you down. It's a beautiful hobby, just requires a bit of learning to start off. Learning never stops though!

    Welcome to the forum!

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