Pale Cory

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by jamisonkp, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. jamisonkpNew MemberMember

    I currently only have three corydora's and one of them - the female - is very pale while the other two are normal. They are peppered corries. I'm worried she may be sick and I'm not sure if this is something that is common or known.

  2. MaddieTaylahWell Known MemberMember

    It would help to know more about your tank. What are your water parameters & tank size? Pale fish are usually a sign of distress or disease. Are there any other symptoms?

  3. jamisonkpNew MemberMember

    It's a ten gallon and it's just the three of them right now. It's about 85F in the tank. The ammonia is about .25. That's all I've tested recently.
  4. BeanFishWell Known MemberMember

    Ammonia should be cero, if you see creep it up to .25 you should do a water change inmediatly.
    85 Farenheit sounds a little bit too high. Why do you have it like that? And by the way, higher temperatures make water hold less oxygen so maybe they are just lacking oxygen.
    I would do a 50% water change and I would slowly lower the temperature to 78 Farenheit. That should discard stress from water quality or temperature/lack of oxygen.
    A photo would be pretty helpful tho.
  5. jamisonkpNew MemberMember

    It it not 85 I'm so sorry that was a typo. It's around 76. I'll do the water change thank you so much! I have terrible lighting so all pictures are coming out blury.
  6. BeanFishWell Known MemberMember

    Oh. Then yeah, a water change should help. It should be an automatic response to solve water quality issues as fast as you can.
    You are aiming for 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite and under 40 ppm nitrate.
  7. MaddieTaylahWell Known MemberMember

    So is your tank uncycled?
  8. EtaramediceValued MemberMember

    May be stress as Corie's should be kept in groups of at least 6+ and in at least a 20 gallon
  9. jamisonkpNew MemberMember

    The tank is cycled.
  10. MaddieTaylahWell Known MemberMember

    I would test your nitrites and nitrates to make sure since you have a reading of 0.25ppm ammonia.
  11. DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Peppers can have different colors (more than 50 shades of grey). So it can be natural coloring.
    In fact a 10G is too small for Peppers.

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