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Old 09-03-2010, 10:06 PM   #1 
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Needing some fish advice

Hi,

This is my first post here. I have a sick betta in a very small bowl. I took him to a local tropical fish store and they said to give him mellafix and pimafix; but that he needed a larger aquarium. So I bought a 6 gal and set it up.

A few weeks later the betta looks like he is recovering; but I'm worried about one of the cory catfish. It stopped swimming and just lays almost sideways. It won't eat. Is this normal? Does melafix hurt catfish? I changed a gal of water in the tank today.
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Old 09-03-2010, 10:16 PM   #2 
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Chances are the ingredients in the medicine have hurt your catfish, seeing as they are sensitive being scaleless fish. Take the Cory cat( s ) out, and put them into clean water.
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That really helped and my cory cats look much better. :)
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That's good to know. Also, if you don't mind me pointing this out, if you have a group of cories and a betta fish in a 6 gallon tank, it'd be way overstocked. You might want to consider a 10 gallon cycled tank to comfortably house the group of cory cats and your betta. :)
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