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GoneFishin 01-07-2011 04:20 PM

Odd cat
 
So I have 2 cory cats in a 30 gallon tank, the tank is planted (not as heavy as i would like). Anywho, I also have 5 guppies in there. My concern lies with one of the cats. One of the two cats, is fairly large and active all the time. The second one on the other hand is about half the size of the first. He kinda just sits there and doesn't really eat when food is down there. The large cat swims into the smaller one and it kinda just brushes it off and sits there.. What's wrong with this cat?

Romad 01-08-2011 07:47 AM

There might not be anything wrong with him. Some of my cories are total nutjobs and active in every area of the tank and some of mine are "shyer" and more docile.

You really should think about getting 4 or 5 more of the same species as they do best in groups. That would probably also take care of the larger one picking on him to.

As long as he's not too skinny and lethargic, he's probably ok. Just keep an eye on it and get him some tankmates.

willow 01-08-2011 05:03 PM

what's the barbels like on the smaller one ?

GoneFishin 01-09-2011 09:55 AM

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Originally Posted by willow (Post 554312)
what's the barbels like on the smaller one ?

Little to none, which is strange. I noticed it before but couldn't think of what would cause it.

aura09 01-09-2011 11:43 AM

they wont school if there more then an inch bigger then the other.

Romad 01-09-2011 04:37 PM

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Originally Posted by aura09 (Post 554887)
they wont school if there more then an inch bigger then the other.

It must depend on the temperment of the species. I have albino cories that all stick together for the most part and they range from tiny to a few inches.

GoneFishin 01-09-2011 04:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Romad (Post 555139)
It must depend on the temperment of the species. I have albino cories that all stick together for the most part and they range from tiny to a few inches.

I'll snap a pic sometime today so you can see them side by side. The little on has large fins and no barbs, and the larger one has long barbs and tiny fins.. kinda looks like the chubby kid in class with the small shirt on.. sad, but true

Romad 01-09-2011 04:43 PM

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Originally Posted by GoneFishin (Post 555147)
I'll snap a pic sometime today so you can see them side by side. The little on has large fins and no barbs, and the larger one has long barbs and tiny fins.. kinda looks like the chubby kid in class with the small shirt on.. sad, but true

LOL. Good one.

willow 01-11-2011 09:28 AM

what is on the bottom of the tank,sand or gravel, ?
if it's gravel there could be your problem they have worn away,i would suggest
if you can add a sandy area if not the whole front of the tank,and with a little time
he should recover,at least one of mine did.
i wish him luck.


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