Panda Cories Have Red Belly

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    Daniel Nebushkow Valued Member Member

    My one panda Cory (I have 3) seems to have a red tinge to his belly. Is this an infection of some sort? I have Melafix on hand and I was thinking of doing a water change soon because maybe the water is a bit bad ( Been kinda busy lately). I'll try to get pics soon as well.
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  2. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

    Could be red blotch. The combination of several waterchanges and Melafix seem to work for that. Other possible is nitrites but then they would be more red in the gill area.
     
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    Daniel Nebushkow Valued Member Member

    Looking at pictures online it looks like it would be more like red blotches so I'll probably do a water change and see how he's holding up after that and then if that doesn't work I'll try Melafix
     


  4. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

    No. I'd advise to do waterchanges and add Melafix at the same time.
     
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    Daniel Nebushkow Valued Member Member

    Like do a water change and then add Melafix or add Melafix and do a water change?
     
  6. JLeeM

    JLeeM Well Known Member Member

    Melafix after. Or you're just removing it.
     


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    Daniel Nebushkow Valued Member Member

    Kinda thought that was the case lol
     
  8. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

    I meand to say. Not wait but use it direct after the waterchange !
     
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    Daniel Nebushkow Valued Member Member

    Yep. Gotcha now haha. I'll try that thanks
     
  10. JLeeM

    JLeeM Well Known Member Member

    We've all been there before. Or at least I know I have. Lol.
     
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    Daniel Nebushkow Valued Member Member

    Yeah haha. A little blond moment once in a while you know
     
  12. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

    Are they doing better ?
     
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    Daniel Nebushkow Valued Member Member

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    Daniel Nebushkow Valued Member Member

    I think they're all good now. Thanks guys!
     
  17. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

    Yahooooo. Good news !
     
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    Daniel Nebushkow Valued Member Member

    What the heck!?!! I just found one of the cories dead with the dorsal fin almost completely gone and the tail fin! What the heck happened?
     
  19. JLeeM

    JLeeM Well Known Member Member

    Sounds like somebody had dinner when they found his carcass.
     
  20. bgclarke

    bgclarke Well Known Member Member

    Sorry to hear.
    I had 5 panda cories.
    3 passed for no apparent reason.
    I only found the body of one of them, I think the shrimp and/or assassin snails got the other two as all I found were partial skeletons.