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Cory Cats & chemicals
Is there any website or article that can help me to understand the
chemical sensitivities of Cory Cats? I do from time to time need to
know, for instance when choosing a medicine. Or in this case I bought
something to get rid of snails. The bottle said that you can use this
right in your aquarium, however I am skeptical for the sake of my
corys and will probably take the bottle back and continue to pick
out the snails one by one. It would be so helpful to find some briefing
about the cory's senisitivities though.
- I have been frustrated enough with snails to try Aquarisol. After
I bought it, I chickened out because I was afraid of it harming my
cories. I decided to experiment on a tank I was breaking down. It
had plants and snails but no fish. It did not work for me, even after
I increased dosage.
Someone posted a unique suggestion on this board awhile back for snails.
Take an empty plastic 35 mm film canister (Kodak's best because they're
black), punch a couple holes in the top and put in a sinking wafer.
Drop it in the tank and snails will collect inside. It works! Not
that it killed them all but you get rid of a lot at a time and you
can remove them from the tank so you don't have their little dead
bodies polluting your water.
- shan...good question....catfish and other scaleless fish can be
affected or sensitive to different meds ...some recommend temp raising
which will stress them out as well...so look for meds that are recommended
for scaleless fish and really read the directions....Paragon brand
for scaleless fish and I think Aquarisol is pretty safe....
- Most meds I have used with Cories said half the dose. I have 2 larger
salt & pepper type that are about 4 years old and even survived my
one ich outbreak.I hated treating snails every time you add a plant
they seem to appear again. I just pick them out of my one tank, since
I don't want to keep throwing meds in there.If you have a big tank
there are some fish that eat them. Unfortunately they aren't small
fish and you then have to provide a home for them.
- provided you have a large enough tank for them. Clown Loaches. These
guys will eat snails all day long if you'll let them. I buy snails
to put in my tanks with the Clowns and with in 3 days there are no
signs of them anywhere. Rose