Resident Aquarium Nerd
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
That doesn't sound good but I wouldn't be so quick to euthanize him. Isolate him from the others and keep his water very, very clean so that the wound doesn't become infected. Don't add salt--not only are cories sensitive (as you said) but I can't think of any reason to add it any way.
Instead, I would use a small amount of Melafix to speed up healing and do daily water changes. You definitely want an air pump, yup. Make sure that the tank you're putting him in is cycled--either that, or at least add a filter cartridge and/or some gravel from the main tank to keep things stable.
"We weep for a bird's cry, but not for a fish's blood. Blessed are those with a voice."
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