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Brian Keegan
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Username: coyoteblack

Post Number: 92
Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 08:56 am:       

Hello all
I have about 4 coreys and they all swim real fast to the surface like they are trying to jump out then " dive " real fast to the bottom to there respective hide-a-ways.
is this normall or do i need to add some alge waifers or cucembers or some thing?
55 Gallon tank: 1 rtbs,1 angel,6 rainbows, 6 tetras, 1 male betta, 4 female bettas,3 barbs,6 coreys, 1 pleco, 4 flying foxes.
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John D
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Username: john_d

Post Number: 405
Registered: 02-2005


Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 09:18 am:       

I have 6 peppered corys in my 29 gallon tank and they all do exactly the same thing. I'm pretty sure it's normal. I do, however, regularly drop shrimp pellets and/or algae wafers in the tank though (for both them and my ottos).
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g3H2O
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Username: g3h2o

Post Number: 289
Registered: 08-2005


Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 02:24 pm:       

Corydora catfish often dash to the surface and grab a gulp of air. Their stomachs allow them to absorb oxygen.

It is completely normal.
- Mike in Arizona
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Carlo
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Username: carlo

Post Number: 182
Registered: 07-2005
Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 03:18 pm:       

However, while the behavior is completely normal (and one of the things that makes cories charming) give them some algae wafers anyway, just to be nice to them.
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John D
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Username: john_d

Post Number: 407
Registered: 02-2005


Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 03:54 pm:       

Another cory treat I've discovered, which they absolutely LOVE, is freeze dried tubifex worms. Must be the catnip of the corydoras world!
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Brian Keegan
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Username: coyoteblack

Post Number: 96
Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 09:36 pm:       

thank you all i wil get my corys treats they deserve it for all the hard work they do.

i can almost picture them eating a waffer and smoking there imaganary cigars talking about a tought week of work
55 Gallon tank: 1 rtbs,1 angel,6 rainbows, 6 tetras, 1 male betta, 4 female bettas,3 barbs,6 coreys, 1 pleco, 4 flying foxes.
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Carlo
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Username: carlo

Post Number: 183
Registered: 07-2005
Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 - 11:31 am:       

John: I didn't know that. Thanks. I'll try freeze dried tubifex worms, myself.
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g3H2O
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Username: g3h2o

Post Number: 290
Registered: 08-2005


Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 - 11:41 am:       

You mean you're going to eat them and see how they taste???? EWW


- Mike in Arizona
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russ
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Username: rasaqua

Post Number: 3970
Registered: 01-2003


Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 - 08:59 pm:       

I had some acquaintances That were also Wardley's Reps. They almost talked me into becoming one. Then they both mentioned that their reps had to , ah, 'sample' their fish food. That kind of turned me off right there. But, they did manage to get me to 'sample' their Algae Discs. Tasted like cornflakes


"For every difficult question, there is an answer that is clear and simple and wrong."
(George Bernard Shaw)
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Michael R. Monroe
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Username: mrmonroe

Post Number: 1204
Registered: 09-2004
Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 02:01 am:       

Geez Russ I always figured you for a Hikari kind of guy
The following statement is true. The previous statement was false.
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David
Regular Member
Username: bigwave

Post Number: 269
Registered: 01-2005
Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 03:22 am:       

My wife's family regularly makes dried fish, and it tastes EXACTLY like flake food smells.

I image they taste the same too, but I don't think I am ready to try it yet.
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