Guys, I also posted in tfk but just in case, here are some pics. there's something wrong with my poor panda cory. He has a hole in his caudal peduncle. Not the tail, the peduncle. o.O And he is blind or has cloudy eye in one eye only, has for a while now. I don't know how to help him because cories are so sensitive to most medications. I don't get it. Tank is double filtered, 50% water changes per week. How did he get cloudy eye? There are no obvious signs of injury, like he got attacked and his eye got cloudy that way. And I have no idea how he got that hole. I suppose a tetra could have picked on him but that seems unlikely. Spackle hasn't been in the tank long enough to do that, he's only been in for three days at most.
If you look at the pics, you can see the red lumps above and below the hole.
I got him out and he'll have to spend the night in a specimen container (the same kind at fish stores), hanging from the community tank with saran wrap over the top so he doesn't swim out. I'm worried about him.
And when I went to check on my loaches, I guess I scared my spotted loach (now named DoWop) because the moment I removed the lid of the Rubbermaid, he shot right out of there and I had to retrieve him from the floor. Not sure but I think dojos have spines under their cheeks like kuhli loaches. My big gold dojo, Bebop, is super friendly and sucks on my hand. My little gold dojo, Teenybop, is still shy.
Sigh. I feel a little besieged right now. Going to bed. Night all. :)