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post #1 of 7 Old 06-26-2011, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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Ive had these 2 cories for several months and they are doing great! but... what kind of cories are they? are they pygmy cories or salt and pepper cories?

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post #2 of 7 Old 06-26-2011, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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Ive had these 2 cories for several months and they are doing great! but... what kind of cories are they? are they pygmy cories or salt and pepper cories?
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post #3 of 7 Old 06-27-2011, 11:34 AM
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That is Corydoras habrosus, one of the 3 "dwarf" species. It is in our profiles, with photos too. I have found this a delicate species. A group of at least 7-8 is best, though after several months they frequently die off to a remaining few.

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post #4 of 7 Old 06-28-2011, 11:47 PM
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I also have a group of about 7 of these they are wonderful to watch. I also have found them to be rather sensitive. Having bred a few different species of cory (aeneus, paleadus, sterbai, pymaeus) I constantly try to keep that with a ph of between 6 and 6.5 and drop it even lower when I am trying to spawn them.

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post #5 of 7 Old 06-29-2011, 11:11 AM
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That is Corydoras habrosus, one of the 3 "dwarf" species. It is in our profiles, with photos too. I have found this a delicate species. A group of at least 7-8 is best, though after several months they frequently die off to a remaining few.
So true... I started with 5 like 7 months ago, and it quickly dwindled down to just the one I have now. Hoping to get more. They are pretty delicate... and as Byron has taught me, they prefer and need sand substrate. :)

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Tank 1: (29 gal planted) empty
Tank 2: (15 gal) empty
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post #6 of 7 Old 07-01-2011, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
yea i bought five of these guys and they all died without any cause. i tested my water and there wasnt any nitrite or ammonia. And the nitrate was only 5 ppm. I have 2 left and they are doing amazing! i love how they swim sooooo close together!!! they eat together and even rest on top of each other! i wanted to know what kind they were cause ive seen this exact fish named different things. i ve seen them called salt and pepper cories. and my lfs calls them pygmy cories...somtimes

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post #7 of 7 Old 07-01-2011, 10:00 PM
Sand substrate is a must with these guys, FYI.

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Tank 1: (29 gal planted) empty
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