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Old 10-22-2014, 08:11 PM   #1
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I recently got a half-dozen panda cories for my 29 gallon. Everything was peachy for a few weeks, although I had noticed that they were spending much time hanging out on one of their driftwoods. I put this down to new-habitat-freak-out mode that many fish go into when put in a new tank. Then I noticed that when they got a water change, they would become psycho-fish for a few hours, and then go back to being boring.

I would like to know - are my fish just weird, or do I have a water quality issue? Or is it something completely different?
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normal on water changes they are cats so water changes to them are like rain to chanle cats means they get hungrey a bit and breed lol
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It's normal. All of my cories (panda, bandit, bronze, leopard, rust) are much more active after water changes and at certain times during the day. When I do water changes the new water I add is always a little cooler so the cories liken it to raining and that often triggers spawning (and lots of dancing!)
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Oh. thanks. I'm glad they're not going to die.
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My rosy barbs do the same and have gotten to the point that they go hyper now when I start doing the water change...
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I just notice that mine do the psycho-dance at night too. Maybe they don't like my lights.
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Bottom dwellers like loaches and cories tend to be either fully nocturnal or at peak activity during dawn/dusk times. They'll tend to chill out and snooze a lot during other times, especially around mid-day. The schizophrenic behavior is fairly common and part of their personalities
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