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  1. For over a year I have had this pop up every few months with my Corydora Paleatus. It starts as a spot around the head, and then it spreads. I’ve tried treating with Erythromycin and Furan 2, but I have always lost the fish. This little guy had a spot about a week ago. I moved him to the qt tank and added 3 Tbs of salt. This morning it looks a lot worse. I did a 50% water change and added 2 additional Tbs of salt (1 Tbs per 2 gallons now). I know that if it doesn’t get better in 4-5 days I should increase the salt to 1 to 1g, but is that safe for Corydora? Does anyone recognize this? Any idea how I can prevent it? I could really use some help. I love my cories but I hate losing a fish to this every few month.
  2. Think he was either being eaten or a bad bacterial infection I added maracyn and salt to the tank and isolated him in a breeder box that goes in the tank what else should I do! Any advice would be appreciated can i do daily water changes with the treating with maracyn since doing it daily or would it mess with it By doing that @Cory@Dean’s Fishroom@Candi anyone have this happened before ?
  3. I just brought home my first fish, a pair of Dwarf Gourami. I was nervous walking into the fish store because I haven't been going out during pandemic barely at all. Then the store manager was pretty aggressive in the way she handled the fish and it was pretty off putting but I just wrote it off as being in the business for a long time. After she scooped them out she said "You have aquarium salt right?" And I said "I don't" and she said "Oh you need it, it is a necessary component, we put it in all of our aquariums, 1 tablespoon per 10 gallons." I knew something wasn't right but at the moment I couldn't recall that you don't want to use salt in a planted tank. I bought it anyways cause she was so intense about it. She had asked me if I had a plants prior to this. She also basically said I was dumb for planning on drip acclimating them. She said drip acclimation was useless unless they had traveled a long distance for a long time. (I still drip acclimated them when I brought them home because I don't think it hurts either way.) Do you think she knew there was something already wrong with my fish? I've attached a picture in case someone who knows more sees something I do not. They are both very active but the powder blue one is slightly less quick and his head is a little wider than the other. They are spending a lot of time right up on the glass like they are trying to find their tank boundaries. They both ate flakes after I got them acclimated into the tank. I just ordered the trio of meds to have my bases covered if something obviously wrong starts to present itself. I'm just nervous I guess, to have been given such odd advice. Tank Info: Fishless Cycled for 5 weeks GH KH pH Nitrite Nitrate Temp 300 120 7.8 0 20 78.3
  4. Well, I got this betta for my 20 gallon long tank. One day later I notice he has an eye swollen, so I treated for Pop eye for 3 days with Maracyn. Question is, how long it takes for it to go away? How do I know the treatment is working? Please send me your best advice... I’d appreciate the help. Should I treat again? This is him today after one week, the swelling doesn’t seem to be gone and I am not sure if it has increased. Also haven’t been able to find out online how long it takes to see any improvement. Water parameters 0 Ammonia, 0 nitrites, around 5 nitrates. Planted tank. Last water change was 2 days ago around 50% I keep him at 79 F He’s been very active the entire time, btw. I’ve been feeding him bug bites, and frozen food.
  5. Hi guys! I’m hoping someone can help me figure out what is afflicting my corys, and how to treat it. For about two weeks now they’ve had a white sort of patchiness on their sides. One has a patch on his head. A couple have had some fins start to deteriorate. Things have stabilized, it seems, but they don’t seem to be getting better. When I first notice the infection, I started with the basics, testing water and I did a couple water changes. The tests showed the water had become a little too acidic, so I added a little salt, and put crushed coral into my filter and did a few more water tests after a day or so. Then, I started a basic round of pimafix and melafix, because I didn’t know what it was. I thought it was a fungal infection at first, but, after a decent amount of research, I still couldn’t determine exactly what it was. I did a few additional water changes and continued rounds of Pima and Mela, which has appeared to stabilize things, like I said. At the beginning of week two, I started adding some antibiotics (amoxicillin), to see if that would resolve it. It hasn’t seemed to have done much so far - today is day three of five. I should also say that it is not affecting all of the corys in the tank. There are about 12 total, but only about four have any kind of issue. Unfortunately they’re in my 90, which is very densely planted and I haven’t been able to pull them out to treat in a smaller tank. To do so, I think I’d have to pull up basically everything, which I will do if necessary. Can anyone help identify and treat this? Thanks!
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