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Zendo Zendo
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  • Posted on: 15/3 21:35
Re: WCMM Glancing – itching itself against tank objects no visible symptoms #1
Thank you , I will continue to monitor. I assume that you consider the flicking is not a disease and simply a reaction to water quality so death of fish is not immenet.

Mea culpa: I didn't say previously that I had done two 50% exchanges of water and tested twice. Dechlorinting/tempreature balancing , cleaning filter( cassette) and impeler and vacuuming gravel top layer. Since Fishlady posted.
The tank though nano , 25 litres. is supposed to cope wjth the amount of fish I have (according to concensus of internet advice)= 4 WCMM 1 cory.
I am guilty of overfeeding , over lighting and overplanting.
Steep learning curve!


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  • Posted on: 14/3 20:54
Re: WCMM Glancing – itching itself against tank objects no visible symptoms #2
Sorry to be a pain but water is all 0 in amonia,nitrate nitrite. But now two WCMM are flicking and glancing off plants I cannot see anything although I don't know what to look for.
Obviously i have searched net ( always a risk )but am loath to guess how to treat them.


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  • Posted on: 13/3 17:11
So what effect does keeping a single Corydora have upon the animal #3
So what effect does keeping a single Corydora ( or any fish that groups apply to) have upon the animal?
Due to my gulability I accepted the store's advice and am really at the limit for the small tanks I have.
It is densely planted so cover is available to it.
I shall have a bigger tank up and running and happily add two more corys -(same species) but that's probably a month away.
I seriously do not wish to cause suffering to it.


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  • Posted on: 9/3 11:43
Re: WCMM Glancing – itching itself against tank objects no visible symptoms #4
Thanks I have done 50% water change and tested clear on Ammonia , 03 ,02
I will monitor this more regularly.


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  • Posted on: 8/3 15:03
Re: WCMM Glancing – itching itself against tank objects no visible symptoms #5
Thankyou for your reply
No , not got an ammonia reading. Will have to get some test strips for it!
It is about a month since fish wenet in and, sadly, i did not know the correct method of cycling. So , with the benefit of hindsight , it was not cycled.
What can I do to ameliorate the situation?


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  • Posted on: 6/3 21:45
WCMM Glancing – itching itself against tank objects no visible symptoms #6
New fish keeper. I have 25l Nano, soon to be exchanged for 57l, Problem WCMMs. one of them , the smallest, is often glancing off leaves , and mad bursts swimming and twisting across tank. There are no visible , to me anyway, signs on his body. He does feed pretty well. There are no signs in the rest of them. The tank is very well planted and he spends some time in the leaves but there are a couple of males being maccho with finnage on display. I have had beginers troubles getting the water balance right : the last results gh 180,kh180 ,ph 6.5/7, NO2 0 ,NO3 0 Temp around 72F^ with water change 30% and a dose of Tetra Easy Balance. I could rigg an hospital tank up from a plastic storage box. But I am aware the greatest danger to fish is beginners overmedicating- fixing what aint broke. Thanks