Okay, So I bought my Julii cory about a month an a week ago. I bought them in groups of four - a week apart. So, I only have the eight cory in my 13 gallon tank. In the last week two weeks I have lost four of them. I'm not sure what they have and I don't want the last four to die ):
So, it seems the fish started to get red streaks along the black line on their side. Their gills are also pink to red in colour. They also are really shiny around the gills when I shine a light on them. Like shiny gold! Another thing i noticed is around the gill and stomach area the fish look like they have dents in them. I don't know how else to describe it? Maybe kind of lumpy, but inward? They don't scratch or flash against anything but sometimes they swim in an irritated erratic fashion sometimes.
The weird thing is they still seem healthy - they eat and swim around with each other.
The ones that died became super pale with pink bellies before they died.
My water conditions have been steady at:
Ph: 7-7.2 Amonnia: 0 Nitrite: 0 Nirate: 5-10
Unfortunately I can't keep my tank cool and it sits between 80-84F most of the time. I bought a fan for the tank but, it hasn't come in the mail yet. I change 30% of the water and vaccum the gravel once a week.
---- I started to worry so I gave them a bit of melafix about a week ago, thinking it was a bacterial infection. It didn't help, so I stopped.
I'm not sure what other meds I could use since I don't even know what's wrong with them. I took some pictures but, they aren't that great in showing what I'm seeing.
"Fishing provides that connection with the whole living world. It gives you the opportunity of being totally immersed, turning back into yourself in a good way. A form of meditation, some form of communion with levels of yourself that are deeper than the ordinary self."
There are descriptions of illnesses online, one is called velvet that I think looks golden, but fish can be hard to diagnose. Contact fishypharmacy.com and talk to them. Treat fast, when my fish were ill, some hastatus, they died off one after the other. Don't delay!