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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nm123 - 2011-10-16
Hey guys just wondering if panda corys can interbreed with albino corys?

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  • nm123 - 2011-10-16
    Thanks so much for responding.
Anonymous - 2011-10-15
How long does it take for albino catfish eggs to hatch?

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  • nm123 - 2011-10-15
    I heard about 4 to 5 days from the time they are deposited by the mother.
Brandon Dunn - 2011-09-18
what do albino catfish eggs look like

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  • Clarice Brough - 2011-09-18
    They look like scattered clusters, 2 or more to a cluster, of little tiny white round balls. There will usually be between 100 to 200 eggs.
Amanda - 2010-05-31
Hello everyone, I had bought 3 albino catfish, all the same size two of the catfish have almost tripled in size by now but the third is still just as small as when we bought it. Should I be concerned? It just doesn't seem like its growing at all and the other two have grown quite a lot!

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  • Sue Nicholson - 2011-08-29
    Mine are the same.. 3 small and 1 that grew large and turned out to be female.. she has just laid a load of eggs around the tank with the other 3 fussing around her
David - 2011-05-29
I have two albino corys in a small tank. I had a tetra, a guppy, and two ghost shrimp in that tank also but they have all gone missing just in the last several days. I read that albino corys are peaceful, community fish. Is it possible that the corys have eaten the others? I don't know what else to think. I cannot find the others anywhere. I cleaned out the filter and they are not in there either. Where have these critters gone?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-29
    That is really weird. Corys are peaceful fish and not that big that I would think would have hurt the others. I have no idea. Maybe someone else will, I hope. Nothing on the floor where they would/could have jumped out?
  • David - 2011-05-29
    Good news! I found my tetra; he was behind the filter. He's still alive! Yay! I have not accounted for the guppy or shrimp. It made me so happy when I found the tetra. I had 5 tetras and he's the only one that has made it. I guess the others were unhealthy because they began dying off soon after I brought them home. I'm a beginner aquarist and dead fish are very discouraging to me, not to mention sad. I wish I knew what happened to my guppy, he was so cute. I really don't think the corys ate him but with no corpse. I'm left w/o an explanation. THAnkS for the Reply!
  • nick - 2011-06-29
    How small are the guppys,ghost shrimp,teatras?
  • billy - 2011-07-24
    Well yes they are community fish but they are omnivores so I think maybe they have.
    Are you sure they haven't jumped out the back of the tank?
  • cassandra - 2011-08-12
    If you have gravel your shrimp could be buried under there. I can't find any explanation for the guppy except it died and the cory ate it or it jumped out.
Brody L - 2011-06-09
I have this one albino cory that looks like its going to die. Its fins were all cut off, he looks like he's bloated or something, and he has this little transparent bubbly-looking thing right behind where his top fin would be. Also he doesn't really move much (like once or twice a day) and his breathing is harder than my other cory. The only other fish I have in my tank are my ottocinclus, which are peaceful, my other cory, which is also peaceful, and my mollies which are also peaceful, plus they hardly ever go to the bottom of the tank. I also have these tiny snails, but I don't think they would eat the fins off of a living fish. Anyone know what this might be?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2011-06-10
    It sounds like there could be several possibilities on what's wrong, or more than one thing could be wrong. It does sound like his fins may have been chewed or nipped - in which case you would need to determine what other fish is doing this. Or it could be due to fin rot. The bloated body sounds like it could be a bacterial infection such as dropsy and may need to be treated with antibiotics. Check out this page on fish diseases for more information: Fish Disease and Treatment
Katie - 2011-06-06
This is more of a question than a comment... I have just recently gotten an albino molly and I had decided to pair it with an albino cory... They seemed to get along at first but just today I noticed the cory had what looked like an injury on his head. It doesn't look too bad and he seems ok otherwise but I separated them immediately. Would a molly hurt a cory like that? I read up on both of them and it seemed like they would be alright, but I am a beginner. I'm keeping them apart in any case I think. Is it ok to have a cory alone? Hope there are some answers. --thanks

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-06
    Both the cory and the molly are supposed to be good community fish. They should get along without problems. I have included an article on Fish Diseases and Treaments just in case there is a possible disease (fungus) going on. Good luck and let us know. OK?
cindy - 2008-12-13
Help please, I have read that albinos can tolerate ph to 8.0 and temp. to 79. what I would like to know is can they tolerate a brackish tank at about, 1.012 salt. I have 2 of these little guys and have become attached to them. I would like to add about 4 small spotted green putters in a 55 gallon tank. I think the tank will be big enough that the puffers will not bother them, what do y'all think?

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  • Brody L - 2011-04-05
    Hey cindy,
    if you still need an answer, I'm pretty sure that any species of cory can't live in brackish water. If you choose to put any other tankmates in with a puffer, you want to make sure that it is large and not at all aggressive. Also make sure that you arrange your plants and rocks in such a way that it will block the line of sight of the puffer, because as you probably know puffers can get nasty...
  • steveo - 2011-04-07
    Yes, Betta fighting fish may be compatible with Corydoras catfish. I say "may" because it depends on the temperament of your betta. Individual bettas will have varying personalities. My double tail male betta was extremely friendly. He never bothered my 3 albino corys or neon tetras.
Manley Chubulenkovicharovic - 2011-04-01
This cory cat is awesome. Almost all my favorite fish comes from this book:

luciano matthew allee - 2011-03-27
Hey jordan and joanna you can feed albino cory catfish flake frozen and freeze-dried food. I hope it works for you two.