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post #1 of 13 Old 08-11-2012, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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Ode to Corydoras

I've just added 2 more peppered cories today after adding 5 a while back, and I have to say that seemed to have done quite a lot of good because they're immediately being much more social and active than before - they truly do appreciate being in larger groups.

They're an absolute pleasure to watch, with their playful character and desire to constantly explore. They seem happy, and that makes me happy. I know it's not a particularly informative post, but I just felt the need to share.

Edit: I mean it seems right now that they're... cuddling. Who ever told you fish aren't cuddly? Mine are.
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post #2 of 13 Old 08-12-2012, 06:35 PM
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The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #3 of 13 Old 08-12-2012, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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Snapped a movie as they were being adventurous and playful yesterday afternoon:
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post #4 of 13 Old 08-13-2012, 12:10 AM
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Aww I was expecting some singing! Glad to see they are doing well. I don't have any cories, but I'd like to have some one day. They do look like a delight.

Loaches also cuddle, too! Yay for cuddly fish!


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post #5 of 13 Old 08-13-2012, 12:52 AM
Nice video! Thanks for sharing. Your tank looks beautiful.
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post #6 of 13 Old 08-13-2012, 06:22 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks dramaqueen!

I can't help myself so I made another one, they do some nice synchronized maneuver practice here.
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post #7 of 13 Old 08-13-2012, 12:24 PM
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Heheh. It's funny how obsessed with the glass they are at first. But they do stop eventually. o-o

taking a break from fish-keeping.
3 lovely male betta still keep me company.
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post #8 of 13 Old 08-13-2012, 02:50 PM
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Yeay another convert! Yes, they are more active in larger groups. In the wild, they swim in huge schools so I never understand why some people suggest just 3 or 4.

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post #9 of 13 Old 08-14-2012, 03:34 AM Thread Starter
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Hehe I just can't help myself. This is I think by far the best vid so far, where I get all 7 of them in the picture:

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post #10 of 13 Old 08-17-2012, 12:55 AM
awe! they're so darling! My bronze guys do that a lot too. I have five- but I think you convinced me to add more ^-^

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