View Full Version : Albino corys?

08-19-2007, 11:41 PM
Ok, I have 4 albino, 2 emerald, and 3 peppered in a 55g. 2 of my albinos have like a hump on there head and 2 don't. Is this how you sex them?

08-20-2007, 12:02 AM
Not sure about that. The females are larger and wider, not sure about the head "hump". I don't notice that difference with my 3 albinos.

08-20-2007, 11:58 PM
hi none of my corys have a head hump the males and females only differ in size

08-21-2007, 12:47 AM
Hmm, I guess mine are just deformed.:1:

08-21-2007, 11:08 PM
Might want to keep an eye on them though, hopefully it isn't a sign of serious defect.

08-22-2007, 03:46 AM
Well they all act normal and such. All came from same place but purchased at different times.

08-22-2007, 03:51 AM
Hmmm. Is it possible to get a picture of it?

08-22-2007, 04:31 AM
The usual way to sex cories of the smae age is that the females are plump. It could be just a birth defect, but I don't really know.

08-22-2007, 05:18 AM
Adult male corys usually have tubercles (little bumps) on their heads. If your's has a lump, its possible he was injured when captured, as they go into a frenzy and run into the glass when pursured by a net.


08-23-2007, 12:36 AM
No, it is more towards there dorsal fin, like right before it and then fades down there back. It's like they are hump backed almost.

08-23-2007, 12:43 AM
Spinal deformity? Hope its not TB.

08-23-2007, 12:45 AM
They act fine, they were purchased at different times. I will get a pic a soon as possible.