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Cory Questions

Badmans Tropical Fish Message Center: Beginner freshwater : Cory Questions
  

Joe

Thursday, January 31, 2002 - 01:52 pm
First question: I have two Corys which I got at the lps. They were unusual (haven't seen them there before or since), and the store couldn't tell me what they were other than Corys. I have tentatively identified them as Black Top Corys (Corydoras Actus) through a Japanese website which had a good photo but little info. Do any of you folks have information on these little guys?

Second question: How do I know my Corys are getting enough to eat? Do I feed for the surface eaters only, or do I overfeed slightly to ensure some flake makes it to the bottom? These two Corys are in a 5.5 gal tank with three White Clouds.

  

joycedonley

Thursday, January 31, 2002 - 06:57 pm
You can buy small tablets Tetramin or sinking wafers from Hikari that sink to the bottom for all bottom feeders. Maybe put one in a couple of times a week if you only have two cory. Don't throw too much flake in the tank trying to get them to eat.

  

Joe

Thursday, January 31, 2002 - 11:06 pm
Thanks, Joyce. The lps guy said not to worry about scavengers getting enough to eat, but the food quantity going in just doesn't seem to be sufficient without overdoing it on the flakes. Looks like I'm off to the store again. This ain't a cheap hobby, is it?

How about the Corys themselves? You always seem to be up on identification when folks ask. Know anything about these catfish?

  

joycedonley

Friday, February 01, 2002 - 08:47 am
Nope, but try planetcatfish.com. It's a website for catfish and maybe you can find lots of information on them. I have two very old peppered cory!

  

Joe

Friday, February 01, 2002 - 07:10 pm
Thank you, and I will check out that site. Oh, and the Corys had a good time with the first Tetramin tablet I dropped in for them--polished it right off! And our little loach in the other tank thought right highly of the one I dropped in for him, and is swimming contentedly about with a bulging belly. He didn't get it all, though, because the Danios and Guppies joined in on the feast. I may try using half a tablet next time!

  

Joe

Friday, February 01, 2002 - 07:37 pm
Interesting site, Joyce, but now I'm not sure whether I've got Corydoras Actus or Corydoras Julii. The pictures on this site are a bit different, and Julii is what my Corys look like. Oh well, they be catfish!

  

joycedonley

Saturday, February 02, 2002 - 07:45 am
I had to check out the site for my UD catfish, since I was afraid they were the Asian ones that get huge. At least I ruled out the Asian, but I never definately identified them. They may be cuckcoo catfish, but not positive. There sure are a lot of catfish out there.

 

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