01-23-2009, 10:07 PM
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The thing about cories - they need overhead cover to run to or they don't come out. Also, of all the cories I have and have had (Aeneus, Sterbae, Paleatus, Panda, Pygmeus, Trilineatus, CW010, Arcuatus, Habrosus, and Metae) only the Aeneus stay out almost all the time. Of the six, there are usually 4 out in the front of the tank. This in the dinig room, and there's usually someone in there. For the rest of them, you have to sit still and quietly for a bit before they come out. The Metaes and Arcuatus are pretty good about that, coming out and playing around. The Paleatus come out in ones and twos and head back to cover. The pygmeus come out and swim in the midwater in the morning, and when I had them, the habrosus did that too, but more often and more boldly.
My sterbaes don't come out much at all. They were more visible when I had 9 of them in a 55 gallon tank, but now I have 6 in a 10 (nothing else) trying to get them to breed.