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Little-Fizz 12-26-2007 05:47 PM

What am I?
 
I just bought 5 corys today. They are awesome, so cute and full of energy. The only problem is I have no idea what kind they are :dunno: They were sold to me as punctatus cory cat. I realize I probably should have asked but it was boxing day and I was just fed up and wanted to get out of there. These were the best pictures I could get... I don't get it? Before I thought my camera was really crappy but I just got a 600 dollar camera so maybe I'm just bad at taking pictures?
http://fishforum.com/userpix/2862_cat1_1.jpg
http://fishforum.com/userpix/2862_cat2_1.jpg
http://fishforum.com/userpix/2862_cat3_1.jpg
http://fishforum.com/userpix/2862_cat4_1.jpg

Lupin 12-26-2007 06:12 PM

Could be Corydoras melanistus or so I can remember but I could be wrong.:?

Little-Fizz 12-26-2007 06:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Lupin
Could be Corydoras melanistus or so I can remember but I could be wrong.:?

I think you may be right.. I got a better picture.. Kind of, they are SO cute. I'm in love. One doesn't look to good though, he is just really inactive. Could I go back to the pet store tomorrow and get two panda corys? Will they be ok with these corys? As in not a huge group of the pandas... Just because my pet store only had two pandas left and I didn't bother because I figured they would be unhappy. Thanks for the response!
http://fishforum.com/userpix/2862_cat5_1.jpg

Lupin 12-26-2007 06:22 PM

I'd get the remaining two for sure.:)

Little-Fizz 12-26-2007 06:33 PM

Awesome, I will do that then. I hope they are still there!!! *fingers crossed* I'm having trouble finding information on these guys... Is there anything I should know? Will they get any bigger then 5cm in my 28 gallon? How do you sex a cory? Is it even possible? Really sorry about all these questions, but I have a new favorite fish! They are such a treat to watch. I realize I need sinking pellets but have you ever had your corries accept flakes? I'm a bit worried about whats going to happen when it's feeding time. My swordtails as so greedy and I have trouble feeding my snail and shrimp because the swords just beat them up and take the algae wafer. Suppose I fed the swords then while they are busy eating tried to get the corries to eat? Thanks again!!!

Falina 12-26-2007 07:13 PM

they should grow to about 2", the pandas a bit smaller. The females are rounder and bigger. Mine love flakes, brine shrimp, bloodworm, algae wafers, pelets, anything really. They're not fussy eaters from my experience.

Nice additins bTW.

Little-Fizz 12-26-2007 07:23 PM

2"??? AWESOME!!! I thought they would get bigger then that!! :D I'm soaking some blood worms right now so I can feed them.. They are all swimming together and they look pretty happy... All but one? He doesn't look ill.. As in I don't think he has a disease but since I added them one hasn't been doing so well. And it looks like he is missing a bit of the top of his back fin? Is it possible my swords are being jerks??? They make me mad! I have a picture of him, although I don't think it will help.. This picture was taken a second before the swordtail (also in the picture) attacked him :(
http://fishforum.com/userpix/2862_cat_1.jpg

My serpae tetras fins look pretty beat up too. I noticed that as soon as I added them to the tank though.... I hope I don't have fin rot??

Cody 12-26-2007 07:38 PM

Your sword's fin-nip at all?

Lupin 12-26-2007 07:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Little-Fizz
Really sorry about all these questions, but I have a new favorite fish!

How are you going to learn if you don't ask?:lol:
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I need sinking pellets but have you ever had your corries accept flakes?
The only trouble with flakes is that they sink too slow and will be eaten up by other fish by the time they reach the bottom.

Little-Fizz 12-26-2007 07:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Cody
Your sword's fin-nip at all?

I have never seen them nipping before. But these are the first fish they have seen other then themselves for a long time. Perhaps they are just showing whos boss? They are like double the size of my new fish. Thanks Lupin, I'm soaking blood worms right now and I'll try to distract the swordtails long enough for them to reach the bottom.


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