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micksociety 10-30-2007 08:37 AM

Albino Corys: More active?
I have a total of 9 cories, three of which are Albinos. I notice the albinos are more active and constantly swimming. By the way, Corys are amazing, I absolutely LOVE to watch these little fish. You should have seen my single albino cory (he was living with the other 7) when I dropped in two new albino buddies for him. He went absolutely CRAZY, swimming all over them. All three then set out on a "journey" together investigating every part of the tank. Anyway, any ideas on albino's more active? -Mick

Falina 10-30-2007 01:22 PM

What type are the other cories? I find that bronze and albinos (which are both the same cory - aenus, just a different colour really) are more active than most other cories.

micksociety 10-31-2007 08:09 AM

albino cories
Peppered and a big "green" cory. Im not sure of the latin names....thanks for the feedback though

Lupin 10-31-2007 08:13 AM

Re: albino cories

Originally Posted by micksociety
Peppered and a big "green" cory. Im not sure of the latin names....thanks for the feedback though

Peppered corydoras-Corydoras paleatus
The other one could be Bronchis splendens? :?: Not sure without photos.

Falina 11-01-2007 08:13 AM

I have also seen corydoras aeneus (the bronze variety) labelled as green cories because in certain lights they do have a green sheen to them. Do they green cories look very similar to the albinos in every way apart from colour? If they do my guess is that they are both aeneus.

tophat665 11-03-2007 09:10 AM

I have in a 55: 5 albino bronze (3 male, 2 female), 7 Sterbas, 6 Bandits (C. metae), and a lonely C. trilineatus. The Albinos are far and away the most active. They breed just about every time I change the water. The sterbas are the next most active, but tend to stay near the back half of the tank. The Bandits are a bit skittish, and tend to stay mostly under cover (There's a slate ledge that they like to line up under and just sit there.) The Trilineatus tends to hand out with the Sterbas, but not move much.

I also have 10 pygmies in my wife's tank at school. They're really active in the mid water in the morning. And I have about 30 Albino Fry in a 20 gallon, and they're always on the move.

Course, looking over at the 55 right now, the albinos are all just sitting there, and two of the sterbas are the ones actively exploring (The bandits, as usual, are no where to be seen.)

micksociety 11-07-2007 08:16 AM

Thanks to everyone who replied-this is my first time here!
I am a BIG corydoras fan, to the point of obsession! haha
My albinos mate almost everytime I change the water as well (once a week 30% change)
amazing little fish, I keep them with a 2 dwarf Gouramis, 3 angels, and some upside down cats...
In another tank, I have some cories with 3 tin foil barbs, a pleco, 4 black skirt tetras and a swordtail.
Im going to check the forum often, great stuff!

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