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Panda Cory's run-in with BBA

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Panda Cory's run-in with BBA

Post by hello_rockview12 on Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:31 pm

One of my pandas was swimming around for over a week with a large chunk of black beard algae (BBA) hanging from its mouth. I initially thought it was trying to eat it but after a week I saw the BBA coming out of it's gills. Tonight I caught it and we pulled it out the best we could with tweezers without damaging it's barbels. I'm not sure if we got all of it but I'm hoping it can digest the rest on its own.

Anyone else had an experience like this?
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Re: Panda Cory's run-in with BBA

Post by ksimdjembe on Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:17 pm

Though I haven't had cories for quite some time, I'd imagine that the algae would just be passed through the digestive tract.
It'll likely be just fine.
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Re: Panda Cory's run-in with BBA

Post by GaryE on Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:59 pm

One minute you're swimming with your friends saying "look at me, I have a hipster beard!"

And the next minute some party killer is coming at you with tweezers....

He should be okay.
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Re: Panda Cory's run-in with BBA

Post by hello_rockview12 on Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:11 am

Hahaha, hipster beard indeed. What a relevant fish to keep up with the current trends like that......

It was funny he was carrying on his normal classic frantic Cory lifestyle with a chunk of BBA hanging from out of mouth. He'd school with the others and eat off the gravel around the BBA somehow. The entertainment never stops w Corys...

Thanks for the reassurance, team!
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Re: Panda Cory's run-in with BBA

Post by Shell on Mon Jan 11, 2016 4:15 pm

Oh my - what a sight to see, and a big thing to remove it! How is the panda cory doing now? Nice work, by the way...!

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Re: Panda Cory's run-in with BBA

Post by hello_rockview12 on Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:17 am

He/she seems fine as of last night. I didn't get much time to observe the tank yesterday but there were no lifeless bodies. To be honest, without the trendy beard I'd have a difficult time identifying which one it was!

Thanks for asking, Shell! Long time no see!
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Re: Panda Cory's run-in with BBA

Post by Shell on Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:17 pm

@hello_rockview12 wrote:He/she seems fine as of last night.  I didn't get much time to observe the tank yesterday but there were no lifeless bodies.  To be honest, without the trendy beard I'd have a difficult time identifying which one it was!

Thanks for asking, Shell!  Long time no see!
 Glad to hear everyone looks good!

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Re: Panda Cory's run-in with BBA

Post by rainbootsumbrellafish on Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:03 am

Oh! My! I just learned how to melt some of my plants with Excel trying to reduce some BBA...I looked for the right type of algae eater...but it seemed like the wrong variety was around.

I can *feel* this....my little cories are not so hip.

(I think I am getting how these forums work....I was so excited to know that I was not alone in BBA )

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