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post #11 of 13 Old 08-17-2012, 04:15 AM
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Love my cories! I love feeding time when the whole little army comes out to cruise the bottom of the tank.

I'm glad you're enjoying them as much as I do.

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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post #12 of 13 Old 08-17-2012, 05:53 AM Thread Starter
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is the behaviour around the 10 second mark in the 3rd video courting behaviour?
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post #13 of 13 Old 08-17-2012, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by eug View Post
is the behaviour around the 10 second mark in the 3rd video courting behaviour?
Possibly, but could also just be interaction. Corys are highly social fish, and I recall reading one author some years ago who likened their frequent tickling of one another wiith their barbels as ticklish kissing in humans. It is often a pre-spawning ritual, and i frequently observe it even between species in my 115g tank which has over 30 corys of 12 species. I have regular spawnings, a few fry sometimes survive and seem to be of one species, so I can't tell if the species actually cross-breed when I spot obvious cross-species behaviours.


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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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