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  1. #1

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    Hey guys just wanted to share this story with you. I was looking for a another bottom fish species for my 55. Its already had a pretty full stock but my nitrate never goes above 10 and Ites and ammonia are 0 as always. I was thinking of another cory species because my 5 sterbai are thriving. I went to one of my LFS and saw they mad metae cories but nah. Then I went into my other LFS and saw they had about 7 or 8 species of cory. I though pandas at first but my problem was when they grow up they kinda turn grey and aren't as cute. Then I saw them Punctatus corydoras Ive never seen them in person before but knew what they were. After looking at them I noticed they were buy 2 get 1 free . On closer inspection though I did have some problems. One is they were new in stock which means they are small and who knows how hardy they are. Two is I knew enough about them to know they aren't the hardiest cory. Three they looked a little stressed not moving much slightly clamped fins and some are a little pale in color. Well against better judgment I came home with 6. I figured my tank is the perfect tank for them to grow in a stress free environment. Drip acclimated them as soon as I came home and put them in the tank. I woke up this morning went to the tank turned on the light and... THEY ARE PERFECTLY FINE!!! Their fins are open their shoaling they eating and their sooo cute. Ill keep you guys posted as to how their doing ill also try to get a pic of them (as soon as I find my camera LOL) Two of them do seem a little pale but with the diet I'm feeding them they should color up quickly. Thanks for reading!

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    One: big chance they are no Punctatus (very often mislabeled). Two: corys should be in shoals of 6+. Three : think they are wild caught so they dom't have to be small. Four :what are you feeding? Five : corys are great !!!!!
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    Here's some good info, describes the other cories that are sometime confused as "punctatus" : http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/p.../spotfin-cory/
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    Pics or it didn't happen!!! lol That's cool. Always a little nerve wracking that first day hoping they survive the acclimation.
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    Yes very nerve wracking that first night. I got some good pics of them but now I've seem to have misplaced my chip reader . Here's what they look like though http://www.craigcentral.com/cory1.asp I don't know if this is the real kind or not. Their about half an inch big and I'm feeding them high quality granules with frozen blood/glass worms. Hopefully I'll have pics up by tonight if not tomorrow. Even though I only have 5 sterbai they seem to be doing very well but thanks for your concerns.
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    Good purchase, not to many Cory's I dislike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ratsmax View Post
    Yes very nerve wracking that first night. I got some good pics of them but now I've seem to have misplaced my chip reader . Here's what they look like though http://www.craigcentral.com/cory1.asp I don't know if this is the real kind or not. Their about half an inch big and I'm feeding them high quality granules with frozen blood/glass worms. Hopefully I'll have pics up by tonight if not tomorrow. Even though I only have 5 sterbai they seem to be doing very well but thanks for your concerns.
    Great !!! Punctatus is found in Surinam. Not many Corys are imported from there. That's why it probably are other Corys, but without a doubt also beauties !!!! Pics .........wanted hahaha. Wild guess : Leucomelas !!!
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    That's a beautiful cory!
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    Thanks that looks like them, I do have a question though one of them is flicking(scratching) in the sand I looked at the fish in the pet store and saw no ich. I've been keeping an eye on him. Is this normal or is something wrong? if so should I do anything now before things get bad?
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    The freeswimming ichparasite is invisible, so it could be that. Keep a close eye and be sure you have some meds in stock so you can treat if / when necessary. Just to be sure !!!. Some corys flick now and then during feeding. Doesn't have to be a problem, but as said : keep a close eye on them !!!
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