Sick Baby Cory

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Hey guys I have been fish keeping only since October. I have a 15 gallon quarantine tank and I just purchased 3 baby false juliis yesterday. The shipment just arrived from Korea, they weren't even placed in the tank yet. They didn't appear to have too much red on them but this morning I noticed one looking pretty red. These cories are very tiny, I have had small ones before but not this small. I don't know what to do I don't want to infect the other two. He seems fine he is eating and swimming around actively. Please send advice!

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Chandell said:
Hey guys I have been fish keeping only since October. I have a 15 gallon quarantine tank and I just purchased 3 baby false juliis yesterday. The shipment just arrived from Korea, they weren't even placed in the tank yet. They didn't appear to have too much red on them but this morning I noticed one looking pretty red. These cories are very tiny, I have had small ones before but not this small. I don't know what to do I don't want to infect the other two. He seems fine he is eating and swimming around actively. Please send advice!
 

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If they were all shipped in the same bag it is very possible that this one got injured in the bag. I would just keep a close eye on it and also keep its water as clean as is possible. I would also keep the lights off so as to not cause stress and just allow the little guy time to heal.
 
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mattgirl said:
If they were all shipped in the same bag it is very possible that this one got injured in the bag. I would just keep a close eye on it and also keep its water as clean as is possible. I would also keep the lights off so as to not cause stress and just allow the little guy time to heal.
Thanks so much

Sarah73 said:
Also you need at least a 20 gallon tank for your cories
I have a 38 gallon, that is just my quarantine tank!
 
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mattgirl said:
You are very welcome. Please keep us updated.
I will thanks

Sarah73 said:
O ok! Sorry haha. And just do water changes. If you want you can use paraguard to prevent any infections spreading
I hate using medications it worries me, I am doing a water change soon and I will just watch him. Thanks
 

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Chandell said:
I hate using medications it worries me, I am doing a water change soon and I will just watch him. Thanks
I am happy to hear (read) this. I think more damage has been done with unnecessary medications than all other things folks do to try to help their fish. In some cases medication is warranted but dosing it when it isn't needed can kill or at least cause damage.

In my humble opinion medications should be reserved as a last resort unless there is no doubt as to what the problem is and the medication is known to heal it.
 
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I am happy to hear (read) this. I think more damage has been done with unnecessary medications than all other things folks do to try to help their fish. In some cases medication is warranted but dosing it when it isn't needed can kill or at least cause damage.

In my humble opinion medications should be reserved as a last resort unless there is no doubt as to what the problem is and the medication is known to heal it.
That's what I think! Thanks
 
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My little guy
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That's what I think! Thanks
has been doing great and I don't see anymore red so I'm not sure what was going in there as my water tested good and normal and I do 50% weekly water changes! But all is good!
 
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