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    I got six cory cats awhile back - I've had them for a good month, maybe? Maybe longer - can't remember to be honest. One of them has gotten pretty big, another two or three are close behind, but like two of them are still pretty tiny - especially one. I'm not sure if it's sick or what. He's as active as the other ones - but very very pale. It's almost translucent in a way.

    Is this normal? I got them all at the same time, and they were all about the same size when I got them. I tried to get some pictures, but once I got my camera out, all of the corys started to become active and are swimming around now. Any insights?

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    Perhaps he was younger than the others?
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    the smaller ones are the males

    in this pic all my corys are full grown
    http://s197.photobucket.com/albums/a...t=DSCF0437.jpg
    you can see the 2 on the left are obviously males, and the ones on the right mostly females, with the one in the foreground being obviously female

    in the resting position its easiest to tell as the females bigger bellies make their faces sit up off the substrate a bit more

    edit: here, wouldnt let me travel from ac to the link for some reason
    Last edited by Wild Turkey; 04-20-2009 at 09:18 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wild Turkey
    the smaller ones are the males

    in this pic all my corys are full grown
    http://s197.photobucket.com/albums/a...t=DSCF0437.jpg
    you can see the 2 on the left are obviously males, and the ones on the right mostly females, with the one in the foreground being obviously female

    in the resting position its easiest to tell as the females bigger bellies make their faces sit up off the substrate a bit more

    edit: here, wouldnt let me travel from ac to the link for some reason
    http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/a...h/DSCF0437.jpg
    Interesting! I reckon I just didn't expect there to be such a big size difference. The tiny one is more than half the size of the larger one - it's crazy! I reckon I'll just keep watching it, and if it doesn't seem sick, I reckon it's fine. Its color is more of a white than an albino yellow - odd!

    Thanks for the help! :)

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    Np, and yea that sounds about right. My smallest albino is about half the size of my largest female

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    That tiny cory cat died today. I don't know what happened to it. I knew it looked extremely tiny and very white compared to the others. I reckon it was a "runt," maybe? or it wasn't able to eat like it should, possibly? I'm not sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellen4God
    That tiny cory cat died today. I don't know what happened to it. I knew it looked extremely tiny and very white compared to the others. I reckon it was a "runt," maybe? or it wasn't able to eat like it should, possibly? I'm not sure.
    Was it being noticably out-eaten by the others? If it was paler the whole time and was the only one effected i think you may be right just a runt or weak one.

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    Was it being noticably out-eaten by the others? If it was paler the whole time and was the only one effected i think you may be right just a runt or weak one.
    I don't think it was out eaten a lot. Not that I noticed anyways.

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    Awww sorry you lost him but something was probably wrong with him, like being a runt or just a weak one like Wild Turkey said. I hope your others live long long lives. Do you think you'll replace the one you lost?

    Had to come back and edit. It just dawned on me that one of the panda corys I just got is alot smaller than the others. I'll have to keep an eye on him.
    Last edited by Dixie; 04-24-2009 at 11:23 PM.
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    It was most likely a runt, I see a few in each spawn of cories, most don't live very long
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