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fish monger 10-27-2012 09:50 AM

Moving Corys
I have read that Corys do not cope well with being moved from one tank/environment to another. Does anyone have advice as to the best way to approach this ? I would like to move 3 pepper corys from a planted 10 gallon to a 30 gallon semi planted tank (hornwort floating only).

Thoth 10-27-2012 10:25 AM

I have moved my cories multiple times with out any issues. I would just make sure that the water chemistry is the same in your tanks.

Thoth 10-27-2012 10:31 AM

Try a soda bottle trap to catch the cories without damaging your plants. I have used this in the past with good success. You just have to give it time to catch them all.

Survivaltek* - Soda Bottle Fish Trap

willow 10-27-2012 06:49 PM

^^ great idea.
don't use a net really unless the last result,they get caught up in them.
give them somewhere to hide if they want it.leave the lights off until the
next day,and don't feed them on moving day.
i've moved mine from a 4ft tank to a very small tank,then they went back to the big tank,i wondered how they would cope with the long distance back to
the to of the water (silly me) but they were fine,back in the small tank,and
they are breeding like crazy.

Byron 10-27-2012 07:23 PM

Moving them to another tank environment will stress them, but it is not long-term (or shouldn't be). It is interesting that catfish as a group tend to be this way, very stressed out with any move. No fish like it, but many will easily settle in to a ew tank environment within hours. Corys can take anywhere from a few hours to weeks.

Mixing the water mid-way can help too, especially if parameters may be different.


fish monger 11-08-2012 03:25 PM

Made the move last weekend and the corys are doing very well. It seemed to take about three days for them to be comfortable. Thanks for the advice everyone.

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