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If I were to get, say, 2 albino cories and 3 peppered cories, would they not die of lonliness, even though there are only 2-3 of each kind?
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If I were to get, say, 2 albino cories and 3 peppered cories, would they not die of lonliness, even though there are only 2-3 of each kind?
They would be fine although they do like to be in schools of 4 - 6.
I have about 20+ albino corys in my 150G and they are super cool looking against the black gravel.

Why not get (5) of one type?

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As long as both are C. paleatus they should school together. As the albino is just a color morph of the peppered.

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Hi I'm new to this site and new to corys but, I have 2 peppered corys and they are not lonely they have spawned 2 times already and I've only have had them since October 7th! they just spawned for the 2nd time 5 days ago and it was 50 eggs I've separated them and I would just like to know if it would be better to keep the light on 24/7 or just maybe 12 hours a day to keep it warmer in the tank?
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Hi I'm new to this site and new to corys but, I have 2 peppered corys and they are not lonely they have spawned 2 times already and I've only have had them since October 7th! they just spawned for the 2nd time 5 days ago and it was 50 eggs I've separated them and I would just like to know if it would be better to keep the light on 24/7 or just maybe 12 hours a day to keep it warmer in the tank?
If they are spawning then it is an indication they are happy. You shouldn't need to do anything different. Keep your lighting routine the same.

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Hi I'm new to this site and new to corys but, I have 2 peppered corys and they are not lonely they have spawned 2 times already and I've only have had them since October 7th! they just spawned for the 2nd time 5 days ago and it was 50 eggs I've separated them and I would just like to know if it would be better to keep the light on 24/7 or just maybe 12 hours a day to keep it warmer in the tank?
First ;I WISH MY CORYS WOULD BREED!
Second; I do keep some form of lighting on free swimming fry for upto 2 weeks.Many fry will fail due to bacteria on the bottom of tanks(when they sleep) so lighting 24/7 keeps strongest fry swimming more.I can't say 100% it is proven,but other excellent breeders have mentioned lighting for fry to me here before.Really clean tank bottoms help also.
I have orange laser corys,all now in my 180(for the time being).I breed and try to raise German Ram fry.
I hope the light is not the only heat control.
Corys prefer a thin soft sand for fry to be raised in(even over BB(bare bottom) tanks) specifically for the bacterial issue as the corys will be on the bottom all the time .Something about even less than 1/4" of sand fights the bacteria common in fry tanks?why?????



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The babies are in a 1gal(?) tank and have started 2 hatch this am, YEAH! when changing their water, do I replace it with the tanks water where they were laid? or new tap water with aqua safe in it? Don't really like that brand it leaves a film on the water! I'm getting something different this weekend any suggestions? thank u all on here for explaining things in such a good way! Even I can understand it! and that's a miracle! so thanks in advance!
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Use the parent tank water for water changes, don't feed the fry for 2-3 days after hatching while they're absorbing the egg sack.
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Cynsnn - I hate you!

Ok, not really... I'm just extremely jealous!! In 3 or so decades of keeping fish, I've never had cories breed. I never tried too hard, but, nothing... ever! Will you be writing up a paper of your secrets so us noobs can learn from you???

This is what makes the hobby so exciting... you never know what surprises are in store for you!

Yet another bunch of tanks I need for the fishroom now - must breed cories!
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Ok, not really... I'm just extremely jealous!! In 3 or so decades of keeping fish, I've never had cories breed. I never tried too hard, but, nothing... ever! Will you be writing up a paper of your secrets so us noobs can learn from you???

This is what makes the hobby so exciting... you never know what surprises are in store for you!

Yet another bunch of tanks I need for the fishroom now - must breed cories!
More males than females, live food & cool water changes will get most of the commonly found species such as bronze, albino & peppered spawning
Once they start then the trouble is stopping them!
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LOL! I was the most surprised that they did spawn! they are soooo entertaining to watch! Them and my ghosties! enjoy them both but my mystery snail baffles me he?she is big and constantly leaving a mess don't no what he is eating all the time, but he is finding food! Must be why the guppy fry that's in the tank are so lil for 6 weeks lol!.
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I can't get my emeralds to stop. The ramshorns, nerites, and guppies make a quick snack out of the eggs every time. I have managed to save a few. I have 3 Cory juveniles in there right now, and a few elusive fry. The fry are hard to spot because they start out smaller than a pencil head and clear.

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The babies are in a 1gal(?) tank and have started 2 hatch this am, YEAH! when changing their water, do I replace it with the tanks water where they were laid? or new tap water with aqua safe in it? Don't really like that brand it leaves a film on the water! I'm getting something different this weekend any suggestions? thank u all on here for explaining things in such a good way! Even I can understand it! and that's a miracle! so thanks in advance!
Didn't look like anyone suggested an alternative to aqua safe. If no one has I will. I think seachems Prime is the best water conditioner. Awesome job on the corys breeding, my emeralds haven't bred yet and I've had them for six months or so.
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