What are your water parameters? Is the fish flashing at all?
0 ammonia/nitrite.What are your water parameters? Is the fish flashing at all?
I never see that.flashing = rubbing on driftwood,decor, substrate
its possible since its on both sides, it could be he is getting scratched/rubbed when he goes into his hiding spot
I try to keep it lower. Hard to say with API test kid. I ordered Nutrafin one for better results (I hope).20-40 nitrates is a tad high. I'd suggest you try to keep it just a bit lower.
Just because you haven't seen it, doesn't mean it isn't happening. I've learned this the hard way. Keep a close eye on where he hides... That might give you a clue. I don't think that's it, though, since the patches don't appear to be on the widest parts of his body.
Does he act differently than the other cories? Swim odd?
What do you mean when you say his gills are damaged?
What are his tankmates?
I don't know. But he has that for many months.does it look like mucus or slime?
I think yes.does it look like mucus or slime?
did you lose any of those neons? so far everyone i've seen with this on the cories, they haven't lost the infected one.I have had a fair bit of luck with 10 minute dip with hydrogen peroxide 3% at 2ml per 5 gal.
Then place the fish back in the main tank and repeat in three day's if needed.
This seemed to work for me with a group of neon's that suddenly exhibited fungus though I cannot make any claim that it will help.I'ts just all I had on hand.
did you ever try to treat it?One of my sterbais has had a spot like that on his side for almost 2 years. Always eating, acting normal, never flashing.
i don't think so, my guys barbells look normal, and healthy. maybe some else can comment better?Can it be some kind of infection due to barbell erosion?
I took a good look at that photo and I didn't see any grill damage that looked too severe, nothing that won't buff out with some mineral oils and a good shop rag anyways. :hihi:I attached the photos of damaged grills.