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Alexis 10-18-2006 11:44 AM

Different Cories in a shoal?
 
Hi,
I ended up with a couple of albino cories.
In order for them to be happy, do I need a few more albinos? Or can I mix and match to make a contented shoal?
Anyone?

Rebecca 10-18-2006 11:53 AM

I have never had cories, so this is guesswork, but it would seem to me that cories would be happy together even if they aren't all exactly alike. :)

joeshmoe 10-18-2006 02:25 PM

well not realy my albinos never shoal with anyother corries but i hear that corries like to shoal with armored catfish.

Rebecca 10-18-2006 02:25 PM

Oh ok. I stand corrected.

Amphitrite 10-18-2006 02:36 PM

I have to agree with Joe on this one, I would get a couple more so you have a minimum of four albinos.

Claude 10-18-2006 07:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joeshmoe
well not realy my albinos never shoal with anyother corries but i hear that corries like to shoal with armored catfish.

What type?

Corries and Plecos are both armored catfish, among many.

joeshmoe 10-18-2006 09:12 PM

idk thats just what i heard alot

Alexis 10-23-2006 03:59 PM

bump.
Would love to hear from some "cory people"
Please?

orson 10-23-2006 06:05 PM

Alexis... Do you have any other cories??

If they are albino the are most likely the albino form of Corydoras aeneus(bronze cories)

IME albino's are happy enough in a group of Corydoras aeneus.

I have 2 Corydoras aeneus and 1 albino that live/breed together.

In my larger tank I have 4 Corydoras schwartzi which live/shoal quite happily with my 4 Corydoras sterbai.(plus 2 peppered cories)

Hope this helps.
Good to see you.
Aysh. :D

Alexis 10-24-2006 02:24 PM

No Aysh, I have no other cories, these little guys were a mistaken (or a deliberate) substitution in an order...
They are indeed Coriadoras Aeneus.
So, let me make sure I understand, they will be fine with more of the same, regardless if they are albino or not?
Good!
That makes it easier. Now, I either sell the two, or find four more....
Thanks!!


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