View Full Version : Pygmy cory sick

12-22-2007, 04:47 PM
Thursday I put 6 pygmy cories in my tank. Today, I noticed that one of them is not coming out from under a piece of driftwood and not eating. The other 5 seem to be doing fine, they are swimming and skimming the bottom for food. Any ideas if its sick or just resting/hiding?

12-22-2007, 05:29 PM
How long have you been watching them? After cories go to the surface for some air, they sit still and work on absorbing the oxygen (which is when you see the "winking"). Sometimes my cories will just be sitting around quietly for quite a while. Also, cories can be pretty active at night, so he might just be sleeping.

12-22-2007, 05:34 PM
Agreed completely with spud. Keep an eye on him, yes, but I don't think there is cause for alarm just yet.

12-22-2007, 05:45 PM
Thank you both.

12-22-2007, 05:52 PM
You are certainly welcome, that's what we are here for! Please do come back and post if you continue to see a problem!

12-22-2007, 07:03 PM
Glad we could help. To echo gm, keep monitoring him closely and let us know if you notice anything one way or the other. We like hearing good news too. :sbiggrin: