Strange Spot On Corydora

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    Spooky Tony Tofu New Member Member

    I bought this corydora about a week ago and soon after putting him in the tank a noticed a small spot white in color that looked like missing skin. I assumed it was just some he lost in transport or something like that and i just thought it would go away. But after about a week it hasn't gotten any better and i think its gotten a little bigger even. (Spot doesn't look fuzzy at all). Besides the spot the fish seems to be acting normal and look healthy.
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  3. KimberlyG

    KimberlyG Fishlore VIP Member

    Did you get an alert as to why the picture has been taken down? Hard to tell what is wrong without a picture. I can call our cory expert in, but he will need a picture as well. :(
     


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    Spooky Tony Tofu New Member Member

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  5. KimberlyG

    KimberlyG Fishlore VIP Member

    Okay, that is great. I'm thinking lateral line, but @DoubleDutch would know all things specific to cories.
     
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    Spooky Tony Tofu New Member Member

    oh the other thing is i just treated the tank with API general cure last week and it says that works for lateral line, idk
     
  7. KimberlyG

    KimberlyG Fishlore VIP Member

    That is okay. Did you do the full treatment? Nutrafurazone is effective without having negative drawbacks as far as I have experienced. It will not be effective if you are treating for the wrong illness but it should not cause a problem either. Other medications like kanamycin can cause long term damage if used repeated. That is why we all try to be cautious.
     
  8. KimberlyG

    KimberlyG Fishlore VIP Member

    Welcome to Fishlore! (better late than never right?) One more thing, if Dutch has an idea, he is in a different time zone. We will just wait. Have a good night.
     
  9. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

    Hahaha I am not a know it all Kimberly.
    I've seen a thread alike last week though.
    Same sort cory and same sort of substrate. And the latter is culprit in my opinion. Food will get out of reach and they'll try to reach for it sctatching there nose. I think it is a wound. Try to treat with antifungus/antibacterial and think about changing substrate. What exactly are they fed?
     
  10. KimberlyG

    KimberlyG Fishlore VIP Member

    We can call you a know-it-all if we like. You have to admit that cories have some unique systems. I've only ever had albino cories (Not the ones you have) and they never get ill. I thought they were indestructible. (Well, old age gets us all). So yes, you are the Cory Whisperer.
    This spot is indeed like the one we just saw. It is almost exact. I hate treating cories, I would be more tempted to swab it while netted with methylene blue.
     
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    Spooky Tony Tofu New Member Member

    right now they are fed Omega One shrimp pellets, also in a couple weeks i think im going to be getting a bigger tank and will be putting sand in it and the corys are going to get moved to that. I also have some tetra lifeguard lying around would that work?
    @DoubleDutch
     
  12. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

    I think that will prevent a fungal or bacterial infection
     
  13. KimberlyG

    KimberlyG Fishlore VIP Member

    In trying to break down the patented ingredient in Lifeguard, (Finally broke it down to three modified ingredients) I came across imidazolidinone which several sites list as not safe for scaleless fish. I finally found that the packaging says the same thing. While cories are scaleless, they are armored. Do you think this would be alright Dutch?
     
  14. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

    Okay I wouldn't use if that's the case.
    Doesn't the manual mention something about that.

    That's the problem I am not quite familiar with the meds overthere.
     
  15. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

    Thanks for correcting me Kimberly.
    Apologies for my misinformation.
     
  16. KimberlyG

    KimberlyG Fishlore VIP Member

    By no means a correction, I know you have access to different medications. Plus that compound is extremely hard to break down.
     
  17. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

    Therefor I'd better not answer on these questions (about these meds I mean)! But an anti fungal / bacterial med would be a good idea.
     
  18. fish time

    fish time Well Known Member Member

    Yeah I think double Dutch is a smart cory person helped me with mine before
     
  19. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

    I gave it a second thought. Maybe Melafix is a good idea in this case. Mild, not really a med, natural based, anti fungal / bacterial (mild cases)