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|Shrimp pellet fungus?|
Sometimes if my cories don't get to their shrimp pellets in time the pellets get some kind of white growth around them. Is this some kind of fungus? Obviously this cannot be good for the tank so is there something I should do to get rid of any fungus that might already be in there? I think I'm gonna cut down on the frequency of feeding the pellets since this happens pretty often. Is there any specific ailments to the fish that I should watch out for as a result of this?
|Posted 27-Mar-2007 10:52|
Rotting fish food provides a good medium for fungus to
grow on. Simply dont feed your fish more than what they can consume within a couple of minutes.
|Posted 27-Mar-2007 11:54|
*Ultimate Fish Guru*
You can feed your fish & then remove the remaining food, or else start feeding less. You can remove anything by water changes, aswell.
Member of the Malta Aquarist Society - 1970.
|Posted 27-Mar-2007 15:09|
Ultimate Fish Guru
Food left long enough to fungus like that is probably adding ammonia to the water. If it doesn't lead to an ammonia spike it will cause higher nitrates. It also provides an area for excess bacteria to grow that could lead to fish illnesses. Best to remove any uneaten food promptly. cories generally eat everything off the bottom as quickly as possible and then go over it again so if you have some sitting around chances are your feeding too much. I'd back off a few pellets until they are finishing all the food before it has time to rot in the tank.
|Posted 27-Mar-2007 21:49|
|Posted 27-Mar-2007 22:05|
Yeah definantly get rid of left over pellets, I've had a Bronze cory get a fuungus from a shrimp pellet before.
|Posted 27-Mar-2007 22:30|
I experienced the same condition. I have 6 Harlequin Rasboras and 2 cory cats about 1 1/4 inch long each cat. I was putting 3 shrimp pellets a day and I am now cutting back after reading this. Is 2 pellets per day the right amount for those 2 cats? My Rasboras are getting fin fungus and now i believe it is from the fungus growing on the left over shrimp.
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