Please help skin flaking off? Or slime coat?

Discussion in 'Corydoras' started by Theevilseamonster, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. TheevilseamonsterNew MemberMember

    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. RivieraneoModeratorModerator Member

    Do you have a picture you can share ?

  3. TheevilseamonsterNew MemberMember

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

  4. TheevilseamonsterNew MemberMember

    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. RivieraneoModeratorModerator Member

    By chance did you just do a water change ?
  6. TheevilseamonsterNew MemberMember

    I did a water change two days ago
  7. TheevilseamonsterNew MemberMember

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

    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.
  9. TheevilseamonsterNew MemberMember

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

    I am I'm the process of testing the water now.
  10. TheevilseamonsterNew MemberMember

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

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

    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
    Ammonia: .25ppm
    Nitrate: 20ppm

    How do you suggest in bring the nitrate down?
  13. TheevilseamonsterNew MemberMember

    What do you suggest I treat him with?
  14. RivieraneoModeratorModerator Member

    Coradee, any suggestions?

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

    Thank you I really appreciate it :)
  16. CoradeeModeratorModerator 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
  17. DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    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 !!!
  18. TheevilseamonsterNew MemberMember

    Thank you so much guys :)
  19. TheevilseamonsterNew MemberMember

  20. TheevilseamonsterNew MemberMember

    Or Ampicillex?

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