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My salt and pepper Cory has a white mass on its dorsal fin it started about a week ago after he had been transferred to this new setup. Tank was cycled for a month I know ph is low due to drift wood temp is 72°F . He did get slightly hung in net after acclimating him and putting him in tank. Could someone please help.
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Can't make out the white dot on the dorsel fin. However, ph should be low for corydoras, so that's good. Also 72 degrees is way to cold for corydoras. A minimum should be 76 however they will prefer it much higher closer to 79
 
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DutchAquarium said:
Can't make out the white dot on the dorsel fin. However, ph should be low for corydoras, so that's good. Also 72 degrees is way to cold for corydoras. A minimum should be 76 however they will prefer it much higher closer to 79
Thanks just checked temp is actually 78
 

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I’m fairly certain that’s a Peppered Cory (C. Paleatus) and not a salt and pepper cory (C. Habrosus). As for his white spot, a picture of him against something dark would be better, it’s hard to make out
 
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Kristian Acevedo said:
I’m fairly certain that’s a Peppered Cory (C. Paleatus) and not a salt and pepper cory (C. Habrosus). As for his white spot, a picture of him against something dark would be better, it’s hard to make out
Thanks will try to get better pic,it's not very fond of pic being taken
 

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It is a C.leucomelas.

Please place some pics of another angle.
Strange spot to show this (have seen it in aeneus juat behind the dorsal)
 

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I agree with double Dutch. Peppered Cory’s (paleatus) and salt and pepper Cory’s (hasbrosus) are generally more similar besides some patterns and size but none of them look like that. It would help to get a better angle to see the size of it.
 
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tropicalkeeper said:
Maybe this is a better angel to view it.View attachment 434745
OK thanks to the fish disease section I have figured out what is wrong with my Cory it seems to be fungus .Thanks for the comments and a very useful sight. Look forward to using the app a lot more I have learned a lot since finding FL. Great people and great info.
 

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Oops didn't react.
Fungus must be due to a scratch or injury.
It lives on dead tissue.

I'd try an antifungus med that also treats minor bacterial infections.

Keep the water clean.
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OK thanks to the fish disease section I have figured out what is wrong with my Cory it seems to be fungus .Thanks for the comments and a very useful sight. Look forward to using the app a lot more I have learned a lot since finding FL. Great people and great info.
 
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DoubleDutch said:
Oops didn't react.
Fungus must be due to a scratch or injury.
It lives on dead tissue.

I'd try an antifungus med that also treats minor bacterial infections.

Keep the water clean.
Thanks double Dutch yea he got hung in the net think this may have caused it, started treating today.
 
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TexasDomer said:
Can you list water parameters as well? ammonia, nitrites, nitrates

Just as an aside, 78 F is great for this species, but that temp can be too high for many species - not all cories should be in temps 76 F and above - 72 F is perfectly acceptable for many species.
Going to buy a Master kit today TexasDomer. Will post soon.
 
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