Spinning Cory Please Help

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by MudSkipper, Jul 11, 2017.

  1. MudSkipper

    MudSkipperValued MemberMember

    I have had this cory for about 3 weeks now since buying she was doing fine, eating, schooling foraging, then suddenly not a day later, is barrel rolling and cant keep upright. I have put her in a breeder box and am observing.

    Water parameters, 0 Ammonia 0 NitrITe 0 NiTRate
    Tank size 55
    Filter Eheim Pro 3 1200XL
    Stock
    7 Platies
    9 (Including the spinning one) Panda Corydoras
    15 Neon Tetras
    10 Nerite Snails
    6 Cherry Shrimp
    1 Bristlenose Pleco
    2 Bolivian Rams
     
  2. Lance0414

    Lance0414Well Known MemberMember

    Could you post a video of it?
     
  3. OP
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    MudSkipper

    MudSkipperValued MemberMember

    I cant post a video at the moment, but the fish cant stay upright when they aren't moving, and when they do move, think of it as "barrel-rolling" through the water
     




  4. Lance0414

    Lance0414Well Known MemberMember

    All i can think of is bloatedness.
     
  5. OP
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    MudSkipper

    MudSkipperValued MemberMember

    They wont eat, and arent bloated, if not thin
     




  6. Lance0414

    Lance0414Well Known MemberMember

    I don't know what it is, maybe @Coradee would know.
     
  7. OP
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    MudSkipper

    MudSkipperValued MemberMember

    Please anyone! This has happened to 2 other corydoras! Im concerned that it's contagious!
     
  8. Dave125g

    Dave125gFishlore LegendMember

    It sounds like mabee an internal parasite of some kind.
     
  9. OP
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    MudSkipper

    MudSkipperValued MemberMember

    The Cordydoras were quarantined for two months I would think that most diseases would have shown up
     
  10. OP
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    MudSkipper

    MudSkipperValued MemberMember

    Did some research I think my fish has Whirling Disease....I think I have to euthanize her....
     
  11. OP
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    MudSkipper

    MudSkipperValued MemberMember

    Anyone elses' advice? please?
     
  12. Dragones5150918

    Dragones5150918Well Known MemberMember

    To many possibilities. With 0 nitrate, I'm suspecting uncycled tank.

    Do you see anything other then the swimming on the fish? Look at gills, fins, barbells, skin....everything.

    Do you know what your GH is at?
     
  13. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Could it be chloride / chloramine in your (tap)water?

    There is not such a thing as whirlingdisease in Corys. In Salmon there is
     
  14. OP
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    MudSkipper

    MudSkipperValued MemberMember

    The cory died yesterday sadly, but I would still like to find out if this is contagious or if I should be concerned.
    The tank is cycled, and has plants. I do 50% water changes every week.

    1: I use water conditioner at every water change, Python style, double dosing the tank with water conditioner beforehand.

    2: Barbels, Scales, gills and fins are not reddened, shredded or scratched, just began to spin after doing a water change... Am I not dosing enough water conditioner?
     
  15. Dragones5150918

    Dragones5150918Well Known MemberMember

    I'm sorry you lost him.

    It sounds like he was sensitive to changes in the tank, and he went into shock. Was your temp with in 4 degrees of the tank when you did your water change? Was the PH with in .4 between the tap and the tank?

    What water conditioner are you using? Does it remove Chlorimine Or just chlorine?
     
  16. Lance0414

    Lance0414Well Known MemberMember

    I am sorry for your loss and that none of us could find out what it is.
     
  17. Dave125g

    Dave125gFishlore LegendMember

    If this happened after a water change, my guess would be shock. Either temperature or more likely PH differences. Can you check the tanks ph and the tap water ph?
     
  18. Retro

    RetroNew MemberMember

    Sounded like a swim bladder problem to me. Could be caused by anything: water parameters, being bullied/stress, internal parasite, temp flux, old age, ect.
     
  19. OP
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    MudSkipper

    MudSkipperValued MemberMember

    That day it was very hot (80F) and the water was around (73F) I used prime, I assume the Ph was off too (didnt test) because I had a 13 day vacation. I will be more careful next time :(
     




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