Disabled fish

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Disabled fish

Postby cobden28 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:50 am

Does anyone have disabled fish?

I have six Sterba's corydoras in my 4 ft tropical community tank an d all bar one appear in the pink of health, eating and swimming about normally. One of them, though, had had all his tail and most of his dorsal fin bitten off by something (I don't know who!) in the tank, and this fish looks most odd :shock: . But it still manages to swim about with the rest of the corys and it eats normally, and there's no other sign of disease or illness.

As this fish appears to be managing with its disability quite well I'm not too worried, other than as to which fish caused the problem, I have, apart from the Sterba's, the following:-

Dwarf chain loaches
Bristlenose catfish
Black mollies
Honey gourami
Pearl gourami
Neon, black neon and glowlight tetra's.

Any idea as to who might be the guilty party?
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Re: Disabled fish

Postby Carylnz » Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:06 am

I would suspect one of the chain loaches first.
It is amazing how some fish can cope with all sorts of disabilities from missing fins to blindness.
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