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Old 08-24-2007, 11:40 PM   #11
 
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After I hit SUBMIT on my post, I saw this thread. I have the EXACT same issue, with the exact fish. One of my albino cories still looks like a baby and the 2 others are getting larger and larger!

Must be a male/female thing. I saw once how to tell the difference. It had something to do with the shape of their bodys and fins. If I find it I'll post it.
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Old 08-25-2007, 04:11 AM   #12
 
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hi
strange isn't it :) well i feel a little better that i am
not the only one,
i have 4 very little corydoras,
three albino,should see if i can buy a larger albino
and see what happens(maybe it will prove the thinking)
and one Very small peppered cory. !!
i am glad i am not alone,so thank you for saying !! :)
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Old 08-25-2007, 09:41 AM   #13
 
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Something that hasn't come up but which might be worth noting, and I accuse no one of anything, is that one must make certain that the cories get enough food. Relying on them to scavenge will not do it. I make certain that at least twice a week I put some sinking pellets in so that the cories will have a shot to eat their fill. Flake by itself, even brine by itself will not pass muster.
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Old 08-25-2007, 04:26 PM   #14
 
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hi
just thinking on what you said there about the feeding,
and i thought about that roo,
but then when i think of all the stuff they have like
brine shrinps daphniea,blood worm,sinking pellets,
the pellets they have every day ??
i'm at a loss as to what else ?
i'm open to suggestions,and appreciate any help.
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Old 08-25-2007, 05:23 PM   #15
 
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If you feed frozen to your tank a couple times a week, the cories will get some. If you feed flake, they'll get some. If you then add some shrimp pellets, tetramin rich mix tablets, Hikari catfish tablets, or a sinking live food like minced earthworm or live blackworms (bypass the cone feeder and just drop a clump on the bottom), then you'll give your cories some room to grow.

Another strategy you can use, when you feed frozen, feed something slow sinking and something fast sinking at the same time - brine or dapnia and bloodworms or mysis or glassworms. That way your top and midwater fish will mostly get the slow sinking food and your cories will mostly get the fast sinking food, but everyone will get a bit of everything.
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Old 08-25-2007, 11:52 PM   #16
 
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Each day since I have an assortment of bottom feeders, I include some of the following: sinking wafers, algae wagers, shrimp pellets, sinking granules.

I see my little man eat daily, so that isn't the problem here!
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Old 08-26-2007, 03:07 AM   #17
 
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maybe that's what it is then.............
little men. :)
as i have had these for months,i am going to ge to my LFS
at some stage soon *stamps feet*
and i am going to pick a couple of big albinos,and see
what happens,and then i may pick another small peppered
and the same see what happens.
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Old 08-26-2007, 10:20 PM   #18
 
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I have eggs as of yesterday. I removed approximately 19 eggs and some are starting to turn from white to tan, so I'm really excited. Tonight, which is more than 24 hours after being removed from my aquarium, I can see movement (!) inside the tan colored eggs. It's really COOL! There is no wiggling or anything, but if I look close and long enough with the light on, I can see more of a rolling from side to side within the egg. It's really, really cool.

I'm going out tomorrow and going to buy a breeding thingy (you know what I mean) and some fry food beacuse I think I will have a few more mouths to feed!

Have I mentioend this is so cool? :D
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Old 08-26-2007, 10:24 PM   #19
 
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You're not going to feed them yet until the yolk sac is completely gone.;)
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