View Full Version : How may Corys does a school make?

08-28-2007, 06:36 PM
Hello, I am new to cories and started off with just one just to see how he'd do with my other fish. I don't have a lot of tank space left, but would like to get him some friends. What is the minimum number of cories that would give Morris the feeling of a being in a school?

Morris is a peppered cory, but I haven't been able to find other peppered cories. Would he school with other kinds of cories if I can't find more peppered ones?


08-28-2007, 07:29 PM
The smallest school of Corys would be 3, they do better in groups of 5+.

I have a tank that has 3 species of cory's in it and they don't seem to school together at all. Your lone guy may school with another type if you can find one thats very similar to him.

08-28-2007, 07:53 PM
They may or may not school together; sometimes they do, other times they dont. Pepperred corys are usually easy to fing, so kepp your eyes open. %= corys would make a good school, but 3 would be okay.

08-28-2007, 08:13 PM
I went for 5 when I got my Spotted Corys for my 20g long. They seem to be doing quite well together. I agree that 5 or more is the way to go if you can. I got a Juli cory mixed in with the others and he seems to hang out with the others most of the time. But maybe because I bought them all from the same tank at the store though.

PetSmart usually carries Peppered corys if you have a store near you you might check there.

08-28-2007, 09:30 PM
a good school is 10 and up, i had a school of 12 and they had a blast

08-29-2007, 01:03 AM
I have 9 in a 55g, plan on getting about 3 more.

08-29-2007, 01:53 AM
I keep about 5-6 together in my tanks - they mostly seem to stick to their own kind.

What sized tank do you have?

08-29-2007, 02:00 AM
Agreed with the above. 3 is okay but 5 is better. My different varieties don't school together at all.

08-29-2007, 02:47 AM
I have 3 and they are alright, I plan to get 1 or 2 more though.

09-02-2007, 06:11 PM
I just wanted to add that yesterday I happened to be near the Petsmart where I got my peppered cory and got 5 more that are half his size (to save tank space) the little guys really like Morris and I think he likes them, too. I'm really glad I got them because they are fun to watch.

09-02-2007, 06:19 PM
You are just gonna LOVE watching your new crew! They are so cool to watch!

Lady Hobbs
09-02-2007, 06:24 PM
Just got some yesterday and want more.

09-02-2007, 07:44 PM
Corys are some of my favorite fish. Very fun to watch!

09-03-2007, 04:41 AM
I bought four cory paleatus on friday. I think i will be getting about 2-4 more. They are very fascinating to watch. I am hoping to eventually try breeding them.

09-03-2007, 04:41 AM
I bought four cory paleatus on friday. I think i will be getting about 2-4 more. They are very fascinating to watch. I am hoping to eventually try breeding them.

go for it! i used to breed albinos

09-03-2007, 04:49 AM
I want to try as soon as possible but I am having difficulty sexing them. As one is almost three times the size of the others. Im thinking the other three are younger than the one. I am fairly sure the big one is female because she is very large towards the tail fin. They all follow that one around too its funny. My guppies tag along for a while too! I just can't stop watching them.

09-03-2007, 05:01 AM
the first time my albinos bred it was an accident. i had 12 in a tank and i found some eggs on java fern

09-03-2007, 03:46 PM
I got 9 but I could care less on breeding them, I just love watching them!!! :19:

10-03-2007, 11:55 PM
This is a old topic I know ,but My 3 1 1" Bronze Cory Catfish do not School ever, but My 4 2 1/2" Sterbai Cories allways School. I have never seen them not school.