11-29-2009, 12:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Byron
That is a very good plan with corydoras, and certain other sensitive species like pencilfish. Corydoras do not travel well; they succumb heavily to ammonia poisoning if they are shipped too many in a bag, and I have known of entire shipments that arrive dead. They are usually heavily stressed upon arrival, and if left in the store for at least a week your chances of getting fish that will survive the journey to your tank are significantly greater.
VERY TRUE! I always wait a week once I see a new shipment in. My one lfs always gets tons of healthy baby pandas...but be careful, from experience they are prone to fin rot, make sure you thoroughly check out their bodies before you buy em! But when you get a good shoal going, theyre so freaking adorable!