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Corydoras spp.
Albino Cory Cat

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I have an albino cory in a newly astablished 120 L aquarium. He lives peacefully with my 2 sterba corys, a pepper cory, butteryfly pleco, and a bala shark. He is by far the most active one in the tank. He loves to spend most of his time higher up in the tank. He swims end to end across the front of the tank and goes up to the top of the tank and tries to splash me. He is also the first one to go for food and even likes to eat the algae tablet intended for the pleco with the other corys.

Contributed by Matthew Clow

A great addition to any tank, nice colors, playful. They eat flakes and even tubifex worms, also wouldn't mind spirulina pellets. They don't need extra care and they will always keep your tank floor clean. I've 4 of them, it's always joyful to watch them.

Contributed by Gitane

I have added 3 to a smaller community tank - 40 L - mainly for bottom work. Each claimed a corner and they occasionally meet in a pile. Tank cleaning duties are shared with two Otocinclus - both are South American. The Oto' is a suckermouth cat - no barbels - and eats algae and other foods in the tank, complimenting the Corys bottom feed. Also, the Oto's are more active at night...both share the community tank with tetras of the same regions.

Contributed by Scott Connolly

I've had albino corys for about 6 years now and they are my favorite fish in my 110 L community tank. They are very active fish and keep the tank bottom clean. I have bred them about 7 or 8 times in the past 2 years. I always know when they are going to lay eggs soon, because they chase each other around almost constantly. In my expierence, one male can fertilise only one female's eggs. If you are planning on breeding these wonderful fish, live food is the best. I use live red worms and newly hatched brine shrimp. I also feed some sinking pellets especially made for corys and a good quality flake food. Well, enjoy these wonderful fish and good luck.

Contributed by Rodney,Daniels

I have one albino cory in my 150 liter community tank. He loves to play with the three other bronze corys and sometimes will follow my bandit cory as well. The albino is the bold one of all five and will not hide while I'm messing around in the tank. They all love it when I dig into the gravel as it seems to kick about some food for them. I love to watch them more than any other fish in my aquarium since the corys all display their own unique personality. I highly recommend any cory to an established tank as others have said.

Contributed by David Lange

I have had these wonderful little creatures since they were 1 month old. I was given four of them (3 males, 1 female) only 1 cm big by a lady at my LFS. They have reached about 3 cm in one year and bred in my 70 L. They survived a tank upgrade and in three weeks have already bred twice since moving. I feed high protein granules, cory tablets and occasionally bloodworm. I find that a 20% water change replaced with water about 2-3C cooler, a good feeeding of bloodworms the night before and early morning sunlight triggers them to spawn. I get about 80-120 eggs per lay and about 10-20 average survival rate. I just love my cories and wouldn't swap them for the world. Now two years old and still going strong.

Contributed by Matt

I've had two of these lively fish for almost two years now and I love them. They seem pretty easy to spawn, considering the fact that my pair has laid eggs several times. The babies grow quickly, but my larger fish either eat the eggs or eat the babies, so I've never seen any grow to be an adult. These are very interesting fish and I would recommend them to any aquarium.

Contributed by Khalil Simon

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