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post #1 of 19 Old 08-20-2007, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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albino corydoras

hi
would any one be able to comfirm my thinking ?
i have three albino corydoras,and they have stayed the small
size that they were when i bought them.1inch,
in my other tank i have peppered corydoras
and one has stayed at just 1inch since
i got them,the others are 2in.
would these be males by any chance ?
is it comfirmed that the female is the one that holds eggs ?
TIA :)

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post #2 of 19 Old 08-20-2007, 07:59 PM
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Males are usually a bit smaller but I wouldn't say half the size.

When you say holds the eggs, do you mean carries the eggs on the fins and the deposits them during spawning? If so then yes, that is a female.
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post #3 of 19 Old 08-20-2007, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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yep,that's what i ment,
(i'm not explaining myself very well.)
looks like they're boys then :)
maybe i got a midget pepper(shhhhh he'll get a complex)

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post #4 of 19 Old 08-20-2007, 08:06 PM
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Maybe, LOL, or he could just be a bit younger. It's rarely possible to tell the age of a fish.
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post #5 of 19 Old 08-20-2007, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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it jst seem so strange
that all my others have grown really well,
and these 4 have stayed small,

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #6 of 19 Old 08-20-2007, 08:11 PM
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Sorry. I misunderstood. I thoguht there was only one that was small.

If they were all bought at the same size then it could just be that your smaller ones are males though I have never seen such a large difference in sizes between the sexes. I know I have a mix because they have spawned and had fry, but I have difficulty telling them apart because the differences are slight.

Maybe you'll get some fry yourself soon then! :)
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post #7 of 19 Old 08-20-2007, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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don't worry. :) (not really understanding myself either )
they spawned loads last year,but have had nothing this year

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #8 of 19 Old 08-20-2007, 08:16 PM
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I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.
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post #9 of 19 Old 08-20-2007, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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thank you Julie :)

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #10 of 19 Old 08-20-2007, 11:29 PM
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My male albino bronzes (and I know they are the males, because they were the ones chasing the one that had the eggs clamped in her ventral fins) are about half the size (in volume) of my females. A bet more than half as long, though.

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