Please help skin flaking off? Or slime coat?

  1. Theevilseamonster

    Theevilseamonster New Member Member

    Hello I just noticed that one of my Cory's seems to have skin flaking off of him? Or maybe it's his slime coat? It looks like it's just peeling off. Kinda like when you get a sunburn and you peel. Is it some kind of fungus?? What should I do to help him? Please help :(
     
  2. Rivieraneo

    Rivieraneo Moderator Moderator Member

    Do you have a picture you can share ?
     
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    Theevilseamonster

    Theevilseamonster New Member Member

    He moves around so much it's very hard to get one but I will try my best
     
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    Theevilseamonster

    Theevilseamonster New Member Member

    He just won't sit still and when he does the white stuff doesn't show up. I was looking into a fungal infection but it doesn't look like that.
     
  5. Rivieraneo

    Rivieraneo Moderator Moderator Member

    By chance did you just do a water change ?
     
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    Theevilseamonster

    Theevilseamonster New Member Member

    I did a water change two days ago
     
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    Theevilseamonster

    Theevilseamonster New Member Member

    Maybe it's the beginning of some kind of fungus?
     
  8. FrankdaTank

    FrankdaTank Valued Member Member

    How long has the tank been set up and have you tested your parameters?

    I believe I'd heard of this happening due to high Nitrite or Ammonia levels. Sometimes these can remove the protective layer on the fish. Others may have more info.
     
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    Theevilseamonster

    Theevilseamonster New Member Member

    It is 3-4 months old and cycled. My last water test was on July 30th and the results were
    Ph:7.5
    Ammonia: .25ppm
    Nitrite:0ppm
    Nitrate: 5-20ppm

    I am I'm the process of testing the water now.
     
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    Theevilseamonster

    Theevilseamonster New Member Member

    Ok I was able to get some pictures ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1407521920.831198.jpg ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1407521980.980413.jpg
     
  11. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

    It's a quite thin Trilineatus. What have you been feeding it? Looks bacterial to me.
     
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    Theevilseamonster

    Theevilseamonster New Member Member

    I was feeding it algae wafers but switched to shrimp a week or two ago because I found out that they are 95% carnivores....he seems to like those a lot more.

    Also right now my water is at
    Ph:7.5
    Ammonia: .25ppm
    Nitrite:0ppm
    Nitrate: 20ppm

    How do you suggest in bring the nitrate down?
     
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    Theevilseamonster

    Theevilseamonster New Member Member

    What do you suggest I treat him with?
     
  14. Rivieraneo

    Rivieraneo Moderator Moderator Member

    Coradee, any suggestions?

    Theevilseamonster, I've copied a member very knowledgeable in Cory's.
     
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    Theevilseamonster

    Theevilseamonster New Member Member

    Thank you I really appreciate it :)
     
  16. Coradee

    Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

    I first thought it could be the later stages of velvet as that can cause the skin to have a peeling effect but other fish would be showing symptoms too.
    I'd suspect a bacterial infection due to his poor body condition so he'll need an antibacterial med such as Esha 2000, an antibiotic would be better but we can't get them over the counter here so I can't give you any product names unfortunately.

    Edit: just found this very helpful list of meds
    https://www.fishlore.com/fishforum/...-medications-ingredients-disease-treated.html
     
  17. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

    Agree wit Coradee . The ones which have been on a wrong diet seem to be very vunerable for bacterial problems.funny Esha 2000 is believed to be too light overhere. I've an article from Amazonas about Cory-disease. Will try to send you later!! Succes !!!
     
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    Theevilseamonster

    Theevilseamonster New Member Member

    Thank you so much guys :)
     
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    Theevilseamonster

    Theevilseamonster New Member Member

    Or Ampicillex?