Animal Stories - Albino Cory

Animal-World Information about: Albino Cory

Albino Cories make good hardy community fish, great for beginners and experienced aquarist alike!
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Rechi - 2014-06-02
The albino Corydora is derived Corydoras aeneus. Text is erroneously stating that the albino variety Standing derived from another species.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-06-08
    Possibly, but in our research so far we have found they are believed to be derived from Corydoras paleatus. Two of the references cited on the bottom of this page suggest this; Dr. Herbert R. Axelrod in his book 'Aquarium Fishes of the World' shows the albino form of C. paleatus (page 430); and also author Richard Geis,  in his book 'Catfish Keeping & Breeding Them in Captivity,' also suggests in the caption of his albino photo, this color form being C. paleatus (page 54). However if you can share a resource suggesting they are C. aeneus , we would love to review it.
Peggy - 2014-01-12
I have cory albino cat fish swimming at top half of tank. Had water check several times at pet say it is good. I bought power head think might be oxygen level problem. I can' t get temp down past 80 degree. I unplug the heater. Is any one had this problem before what can I do.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-01-16
    The higher the temperature, the less oxygen in the tank. So I would agree that is probably why the fish is swimming at the surface.
Skip Boatman - 2013-04-12
We have one Albino Cory in our tank with about 40 or so guppies. Tonight she laid eggs on the side of the tank. Is it possible for her to cross breed with the guppies, or was it just time for her to lay the eggs?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-04-13
    I am really not sure, but I don't believe that corys and guppies can breed together. I am thinking she just laid unfertilized eggs. Keep an eye on them and see if they hatch!
  • Marinci - 2013-04-15
    She just laid her eggs, but guppies wont fertilize the eggs because thy dont breed like that. If you want little fry Corydoras you have to have a male of its kind.
  • haren - 2013-11-29
    Your cory was probably already pregnant. Guppies are live bearers and noooooo way can that happen. Plus your cory would benefit from being in a group of 4 or more so they can play. Having one must be awful for her.
-Kenzie - 2004-12-23
Cories are an excellent addition to any community tank! They get along great with all community fish and are very calm, friendly, fish. I love watching them swim in all areas of the tank! They are so peaceful and relaxing! They do best in groups of at least three or else they tend to get quite lonely! Cories are also excellent bottom feeders! They clean all leftover foods that fall on the bottom of the tank with their "vaccumm shaped" mouths! Good Luck to all Cori owners! I love these fish! (but they are very difficult to breed-i have had no luck so far)

Roland Tan Sabañico - 2013-01-05
What is the difference between male and female Albino Cory??

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-01-05
    They will pair up. Hard to tell which is which.
  • Roland Tan Sabañico - 2013-01-12
    ok. :) Thank You
  • Roland Tan Sabañico - 2013-01-19
    Is it ok to have janitor algae fish with guppies and baby guppies?
Gina - 2012-11-16
I adopted my Cory under very SAD conditions... Came home to a neighbor moving and noticed a freshly-emptied fishtank near his vehicle and I instinctively looked at the gravel to see what contents he tossed and.. (you guessed it!).. noticed 2 inches of fish laying in the 94 degree heat in direct sunlight. Poor thing had laid there for about three minutes. Scooped that bad-boy up and ran to the spicket and scolded my neighbor for being so careless. Well, fishy was in shock for about a week - understandably so.. but he survived.. this happened 6 months ago. He's now got a litter-mate and a few goldfish as his adopted family, and he's a real trooper. I <3 my fishies!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-11-16
    Good going -
linz - 2012-11-06
I recently got two albino corys just swims round top of tank never goes on for more than thirty seconds is that normal?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-11-06
    All corys have the ability to breathe atmospheric air to a certain extent if necessary.  This adaptation allows them to survive if their environment becomes oxygen-deprived for any reason. Darting to surface occassionaly, in the tank is perfectly natural and no cause for concern unless water conditions are deteriorating.
marigold - 2012-08-21
Albino corys sure are durable. We had a tank full of a variety of fish, then we moved a few hundred miles away and brought them with us. Most survived the move. But a month after the move we had to be out of town for a few days and our air conditioner broke. It was in hot June in Florida with a west facing window. This just cooked the rest of the fish *except* for the albino corys. It was awful seeing such a mass die-off. They were more lethargic, but survived, and now a couple of months later are still doing fine. We had some julii corys, but they died in the heat. So it's something about these albinos, fishy superpowers or something. And they are so darned cute!

Flerida Javier Ambion - 2011-11-24
I love Albino cory. I named them Teapot and Pirate. Teapot, because its stout and short. It was alone, so I had to buy more, but there was only one available in the shop and it has only one eye. So I named it Pirate. I wish there are more in the shop. I want to have 4-6 of the same kind. They behave like a puppy. so cuuuutte!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-24
    Glad you like. Many don't realize that these guys have distinct personalities and get attached to their owners.
  • Donna - 2011-11-25
    Yeah, my albino is the same way, very lithargic but seems to come to life if there's activity in the room
vanessa - 2012-04-27
We had an albino who was blind as well, it was very sad kept bumping into things and unable to find the food. We now have 2 who are not blind but very cute and mix in very well with the other corys.