12-17-2008, 10:00 AM #1
Bought some new fish this evening! Pygmy cories
Needed some time to relax so went out to the lfs. It's amazing how one can spend an hour there without even realizing it! Came across a tank with a bunch of these little pygmy cories in it. Very cool little fish, about 2cm in length was told they would get a little bit bigger than that. Very active too, they were going crazy in the tank. They are a great little bottom feeder. Ended up getting 10 of them.
Put them into the 55g, and the oddest thing happened. Oddest thing happened, a lot of the pygmy cory cats seem to think they are black neons since they immediately started schooling with them.
A couple hours later they are already scavenging and attacking uneaten food in the bottom of the tank.
Think I may have to get more of them, it takes a while to even count more than a handful of them can't see them all even though they are in there somewhere.
Here is a link on another website with a picture of what they look http://www.petresources.net/fish/catfish/cor_pyg.html
Sigh really need to get my camera back.
12-17-2008, 10:55 AM #2
My sister has a school of pygmy cories in with her betta. They are such cute little fish, scavenging away in the gravel and the driftwood. She also has a flat rock that she says they'll line up in a row and sit quietly on.20 gallon tank - harlequin rasboras, rummynose tetras, panda corys, one lone pygmy cory that didn't die when the others did.
10 gallon tank - planned planted with tetras and red cherry shrimp?
12-17-2008, 10:58 AM #3
oh cute 1"catfish. The pygmy catfish. They say keep in shoals. Imagine a good 20 of them swimming about. I have too many albinos to get anymore. Very nice fish!
12-17-2008, 11:30 AM #4
Enjoy those new corys. I need more to go with my lonely little two corys I have but want to get the same species and of course can not find them.
12-17-2008, 03:14 PM #5Originally Posted by LORENZO
12-17-2008, 03:35 PM #6
I have lots of different kinds of Cory but I have never tried pgymy's
good luck with them and let us know how they get on.Mike!
12-17-2008, 05:12 PM #7Originally Posted by Brookfish