Panda Corydora 'barreling'

25 Jul 2018 08:46 #1 by Sternoman (Martin Stewart)
Yesterday I bought 4 panda corydoras to join the two I already have. I acclimated them in my usual way and then released them into the aquarium. They hid for a while but when they came out I noticed that one was rotating on a lateral axis as it swam. the others were fine. it looks the same as the others physically, no missing fins or apparent damage etc. It was still doing it this morning. It does not look distressed at all. I have put it in a breeding tank within my Rio 240 and am trying the 'pea' remedy in case it is constipated. To be honest, I wasn't too excited about the way the guy in the fish shop rounded them up into the net and thought it might have gotten internally damaged at this stage. My water parameters are as they should be. Does anyone have any further ideas as to what might be the problem. I would hate to lose it if there was something I could do to help.

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25 Jul 2018 09:30 #2 by JohnH (John)
I have seen this phenomenon a few times down the years - but most times in more recent years. Mass-produced fish from the Far East seem to be the most culprits.

My advice - for what it's worth - would be to bag up the fish and return it to from whence it came and request/demand a replacement which is swimming properly. Can any other Forum member(s) offer any more suggestions?


N. Tipp

We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl - year after year.

ITFS member.

It's a long way to Tipperary.

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