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Old 09-18-2010, 05:54 AM   #11
 
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well i guess it was your lucky day then =) i have 15 cory's running all over the tank impossible to shoo all of them away as they treat the siphon as a food giver lol
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Old 09-18-2010, 07:37 AM   #12
 
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Congrats on your new cories.
Thanks Tanker. Thus far, they are not too easy to see in my tank but on occasion they catch my eye in the front of the tank. It is funny, I was so worried they wouldn't get enough to eat in my tank, that the substrate would hurt their barbels etc... These guys are eating machines. I think they must not have gotten enough at the pet store as they just keep going and going. Also, they do not stay on the bottom of the tank like I thought either. They are in the plants cleaning there and on the wood. Even on the aquarium glass. Cute.
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Old 09-18-2010, 07:53 AM   #13
 
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i put in ive bloodworms that are about the size of half a lemon in at night and it's gone the next day but the cory's will be sleeping inside the food bowl
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Old 09-18-2010, 07:53 AM   #14
 
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Mine fossick around a lot, but they aren't that greedy with their pellets/wafers. Usually the other fish try to eat their food as well so I throw in enough that they'll be sure to get their share.
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Old 09-18-2010, 07:58 AM   #15
 
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lol mine looks like they are gonna explode.the leopards are getting huge
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Old 09-18-2010, 04:52 PM   #16
 
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I am happy that mine are the hungry variety because they will grow big enough for me to more easily see them. At this point, I have to strain my eyes a bit to find them all. I kind of thought they would hang out in a group more since it was written in the profiles about them needing to be in groups and social structure and all that. Maybe I got the 7 Corie's in the shop that don't like each other. lol

The largest of my Corie's that is only 1 1/2 inches long is the prettiest. I am thinking they probably get more color with age, like other fish. My Tiger Barbs were like that as well. They were not as colorful at first, now they are quite striking. At what age are most fish sexually mature?
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Old 09-18-2010, 11:46 PM   #17
 
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My cories don't hang out together much, either, they'll be on their own or with another cory or two. The whole group is rarely all together.
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:31 AM   #18
 
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My cories don't hang out together much, either, they'll be on their own or with another cory or two. The whole group is rarely all together.

So with that said, I probably could have just gotten 2 Cories rather then a group of 7, I thought the whole group structure was so important but maybe not as much as some folks think?
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:30 AM   #19
 
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Maybe they are happy to spread out because they are secure because they know the others are there? I don't know, all I know is that my cories are much more independent than I'd expected them to be (but then, so are my groups of tetras as well).
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:44 AM   #20
 
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Maybe they are happy to spread out because they are secure because they know the others are there? I don't know, all I know is that my Corie's are much more independent than I'd expected them to be (but then, so are my groups of tetras as well).

Yeah, mine too. Maybe I am just not accurately observing fish behavior but several of my fish are going "against the grain" when it comes to what they are supposed to do. lol My Cories also swim all around the tank more then I expected. I guess I thought them to be almost exclusively bottom swimming fish. They actually hang out in my Wisteria quite a lot which in only 2 weeks of growth is getting close to the top of the tank.

I just changed the water again and thankfully, didn't suck up any cories or anyone else. Right now my Cories are up swimming around with my Guppies. Weird.
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