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Albino Cories are a good community fish that are hardy, adaptable to vayring water conditions, very active, and they help keep the bottom of the aquarium clean by eating up leftover foods!
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I'm currently still cycling my new 10 gallon aquarium with guppies, but doing lots of research on the best fish to plan on adding over time. I considered cory's the other day when I saw them at the pet store, but all the comments here are very helpful and they sound like great fish!! thanks everyone
Hello everyone, I am writing because I am concerned about my catfish. Since I started my 10 gallon tank back in May I have had 3 neon tetras, 3 pristella tetras and 2 albino cory catfish. I have never had any problems up until recently, they are all suppossed to be community fish from the Amazon, right? Well, two days ago I noticed that one of my catfish "Al" was not moving around much and sitting ackwardly on his side. I could tell he was still breathing though and thought that he was just having a more inactive day than usual. I began to think that maybe something had changed in the water, but after testing it I found everything to be normal. On Sunday when I woke up I was really upset to find that he was dead. As I removed him from the tank I examined his body; being albino, I was able to see internal bleeding that had occured close to his tail. I was then shocked to find that his tail had been ripped to shreds. I then examined my other catfish only to find that he was perfectly intact.
Today however, I noticed that my remaining cory has been rather still just like "Al" was two days before. I checked his tail and am rather frustrated to find that it has been torn up a little too. I don't understand why, but I know that one or more of my tetras are attacking my catfish. The water is fine, the feeding is the same and I have changed nothing, what can I do? Has anyone ever seen this before? Am I able to place him in a seperate stillwater tank to let his tail recover, and will it recover at all?
The reason many of you have Corys that seem unsettled is because they need to be in schools 3 at the minimum. You can have 1 or 2 and they will survive but its not a happy excistance. As they are schooling fish they do not feel secure alone. Please think about getting more, 5 is ideal, you will notice the change in your fishes health and well being.
We purchased an aquarium for my five children for easter. In the tank we have two cory's, two silver sharks, one sucker fish, 6 tetras, and 1 loach! The kids are so happy because today we discovered that the cory's have laid eggs. Two were instantly eaten but we managed to save one! I am hoping that we can at least get one little one for the kids, as it would make them so happy!
Hey guys ! I am new to the aquarium world. But loving it so far ! My husband bought a "albino" cory (Casper ). I just love watching him go. Never ending energy !!! We also have a emerald cory (whiskers)& a female Betta (angel). 20 gallon tank. Is there any tank mates that you all would add?
The betta has killed 2 young algae eaters already.
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What type of Algae Eaters were they? Most Bettas don't kill anything bigger than their mouth.
A couple of dwarf frogs would be ideal tankmates. Ghost shrimp would do well also. Cories like to be in groups of 3 or more also, if you get a couple more, his energy will seem even higher.
I have a pair of these guys and they are male and female. The hatched 6 babies that are swimming around and delightful little guys, in with guppies, a neon tetra and 2 silver mollies. The guppies had babies too. I am so happy!~
I just bought 2 corys today, and there seems to be panic in my fish tank.
Anyone know what should I do? coz they seemed so calm when I purchase them from the aquarium store.
I just one bought today with two ghost shrimp, and I cannot believe my cory though! He's always scurring around and doesn't seem to settle down yet! But I guess once he gets familiar with the tank and his mates he should be fine and the shrimp have been doing great eating some left overs with the cory, which is cool. They are sharing a home with four fiddler crabs, a lot of guppies, and my Celestial Goldfish (Goober). Things are great and all are getting along so far!
It's me again, Im the one who asked about Cory whiskers. Sadly I have to report that Chico, the one with straight whiskers died yesterday. Rico, with the kinked whiskers looked very lethargic and this morning he swam into a corner of the fish tank and just let himself die. They were both doing awesome so I don't know where this came from. All my other fish are doing fantatic. We have two baby albinos and they are doing fine as well. I am wondering if anyone has heard of fish dying from loneliness. They were always together and bonded to each other.
Hey guys, since my last posting in June. I have hatched 53 albino cory out. Only 7 left from the first hatching in June, but they are feeding well and very lively. All of the other little swimmers are doing well. All are eating well and I am feeding a variety. Crushed flakes, first bites and crushed beta flakes as a treat. I can really see the little pink eyes of the older ones. Very sweet. Will keep you informed.