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Pygmy Corydora with Hole in its Stomach/Swim bladder(?)


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  • pH: 7
  • Nitrates: 10ppm
  • Hardness: 150ppm
  • Nitrite: 0
  • Ammonia: 0
  • KH/Buffer: 80ppm
  • Water Temperature: 77F 


It appears my Pygmy Corydora has a large hole in its stomach/swimbladder(?) I’m not sure how this would happen and also am not sure if there’s any treatment for this. The hole appears to be a clean ellipse shape, no redness or jagged edges. It is laying on its side and will struggle to swim around sideways on the bottom. Any advice would be appreciated.


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It's more than likely It injuryed it's self by swiming into something in the tank   I would Qarantine and treat with maracyn to cover against any secondary bacterial infection see how he goes it might heal given time  

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  • 3 weeks later...

Just an update. Put it in a quarantine tank and didn't treat it with any medications, and it slowly recovered back to 100% again. Wasn't really expecting it to make a recovery, but I'm always learning many of my assumptions are wrong in this hobby.

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