Spinning Cory Please Help

  1. MudSkipper

    MudSkipper Member Member

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    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
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    7 Platies
    9 (Including the spinning one) Panda Corydoras
    15 Neon Tetras
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  2. Lance0414

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    Could you post a video of it?
     


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    MudSkipper

    MudSkipper Member Member

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    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
     
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    All i can think of is bloatedness.
     
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    They wont eat, and arent bloated, if not thin
     
  6. Lance0414

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

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

    Dave125g Fishlore Legend Member

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    It sounds like mabee an internal parasite of some kind.
     
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    The Cordydoras were quarantined for two months I would think that most diseases would have shown up
     
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    Did some research I think my fish has Whirling Disease....I think I have to euthanize her....
     


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    Anyone elses' advice? please?
     
  12. Dragones5150918

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    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

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

    There is not such a thing as whirlingdisease in Corys. In Salmon there is
     
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    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?
     
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    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

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

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    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

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    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.
     
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    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 :(