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corydoras pygmaeus in my female ivanacara adoketa's mouth

Discussion in 'Other South American Dwarf Cichlids' started by Matthias.couckuyt, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. Matthias.couckuyt

    Matthias.couckuyt New Member

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    So i've finally had the impression that my male was creating a great bond with one of the females and I was really enthousiastic about it.
    But then i got home 2 days ago and I saw this corydoras pygmaeus tail sticking out of her mouth... and I am really devastated about it.
    I was able to get most of it out, but not everything.
    Not wanting to kill her due to the stress of being in my hands, I've put her back in the tank.
    Yesterday evening she was already swimming a bit more around the tank, the mouth is not wide open anymore, and she's not breathing as heavily as before.
    She's still not eating yet but i'm not worried about that yet.
    Her right side of the head is black and the rest is just plane brown colored, because of the stress I presume.
    Someone adviced me to use Sera castapur against infection but I would like a second opinion, and even other tips what I could do.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Matthias.couckuyt New Member

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    After a few days, the fish was disolved more, and only the skeleton was left, and I was able to get everything out.
    She's swimming happily ever after again :)
    At first the bond was damaged between the 2, but now it's looking great again. And hoping to see some eggs soon!
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    yukondog Active Member

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    Sounds great, look for secondary infection.