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Old 01-11-2013, 06:04 PM   #11
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They do brighten the mood a lot. They're the entertainment of the tank.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:08 PM   #12
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Story one:
I have a mayan type head, small and with vines. I had just gotten 3 baby panda cories. They immediately begin to snuffle and wag. Then this leads into a game of follow the leader. The leader then scurries up the side of the head, they loop around into a crown of cories. I am laughing my head off, they continue their halo effect. Then the game stops and they split into all the corners of the tank.

Story 2: I am cleaning my tank and pretty much every time I go near the tank. I talk to them every day.
"SNUFFLE!! WAG! SCURRY! Snuffle my little angels!" I say this everytime I pass by it too. I love feeding them bloodworms, Daphia!

Ps just replaced by Petco brand sand (Pool type filter sand) to Supernaturals Sand which is soft and lighter, and able to be snuffled and sucked up better. Pain to clean but better for them.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:27 PM   #13
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The giant green cory I have had in the 150 was lying upside down at the bottom and looked dead. After a few oh nos I got the net to get him (maybe her) out. He jumps back to life and the kid states to me that he TOLD me it was "taking a nap" (you know I probably looked horrified when that statement came out).

It acted very odd and did not fight after it was in the net. I put him in the 10 gal betta/baby cory tank, and he:she floated to where the intake of the filter is. I fished him:her out, put it in a bowl with some 150 tank water and I blank you not... it straightened up and seemed normal. I ended up letting it stay there if it would be calmer but fully expected a dead cory next am.

Nope.

Sitting on bottom of bowl like nothing is wrong the next morning. So I put it back into the 10 because I, quite frankly, would rather, if there is something communicable going on, that it go in there. I have got way too much blood, sweat, and tears in the 150 tank.

Update? Cory is fine.

Everyone in both tanks? Fine.

What do I think it was? The bichir in my avatar has thickened and lengthened plus is getting more predatory every day so I think he was eyeing the cory for dinner, who was stroking out trying to avoid the bichir lying in wait at every turn, blending in with the rocks and sand like a rattlesnake. O_o
Similar thing happened with my julli Cory Wednesday night. It was just siting above the sand, no gill movement nothing. I thought it was dead and was reaching for the net, then BAM! Back to normal. Schooling with the others, eating and everything.
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:24 AM   #14
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When Corys Get Fish Coffee

I just did a water change, a little one, simply because my DG is the gardener of my tank (not kidding - if he doesn't like where a stem is he will pull it out for me, he bites off the dead leaves, cleans the leaves, etc.), and when he removes a leaf, he is annoyingly compelled to stuff it between the rocks I have around my lighted airstone. The rocks are because my cory cats have to unbury the airstone and then it floats and they go behind the now pulled up round airstone to use the bathroom. Call me crazy, but they do it.

The musketeers have been spooning in the back corner all day. No idea why. Well, as I'm readding the water, all heck breaks loose.

Lestat goes through the new water dump spot, then to the leafy plant thing I can't name, weaves through it, and starts backflipping. Like jumping out of the water Free Willy style. Lurch thinks it's all new food or something and goes 80-cups-of-coffee crazy all over the tank. Dracula, now confused that Lestat (his home health nurse ) has left his side, begins frantically circling the tank searching for his long lost caretaker, while Lestat continues to Free Willy leap with ecstatic joy.

As of now, Lestat and Lurch are sifting the crumblies off the anacharis plant while Dracula chooses to sift the nearby tube attached to the airstone. Yes, my cory cat is going up and down and up and down on the air tube sifting for invisible food. He would be special. Very special.
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so i've been checking this repeatedly and i can't stop laughing...

i'll share my funny/scary story, happened this weekend.

i have a 125g with 9 corys(3 albino, 3 peppered, 3 emerald) and various other fish.
i was doing my normal water change on saturday and as i went to start cleaning the gravel i had 2 of my corys haul butt from the far end of the tank and flew right up the tube. now, they've done this before and occasionally i've had a clown loach try it so i know they are able to get out. but on saturday i saw two go in and i swore i saw two come out so i decided to start gravel vac'ing... little did i know there was one still in the tube. i was both shocked and (sadly)slightly amused. i have a 16"-18" plastic tube on the changer and right in the middle i see one of the corys swimming in circles with the current as it travels up the tube. after a few frightening seconds i lifted the tube off the gravel which caused the cory to start a barrel roll type move inside the tube, almost as soon as it started my cory SHOT straight out of the tube and ran smack into one of my large java fern leaves.

i know i'm probably going to a dark place for this but i fell over laughing.


for those who may be concerned, said cory is perfectly fine and still flys around the tank like usual.
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HopefulHobbiest, I'm sure your little friend will not put a Cory cat voodoo hex on your soul and condemn you to Cory cat hell for laughing at him. And if that were to happen, with all do respect, I would laugh that the little fishy would have the cajones to do that to his owner, followed by wondering if any of mine did that.
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Lol I might just laugh myself... im glad he or she hit a plant and not the glass cause that cory was bookin it... ive never seen a cory move so fast
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I think Dracula may have hit more than the glass more than a few times. Lol. That fish is special. If any of mine send me to Cory cat hell, it will be him. And it would probably look like Transylvania. And he will lock me in a room every night while I watch him scurry down the castle wall hunting for scraps of algae.
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Hahaha that would be something to see
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I put this in another thread, but it applies. I get a kick out of my Cories. They swim around, up and down, all over my tank at top speed and do circles around each other. It's really funny because sometimes they run into each other and all the sudden it's a four-six Cory pile up.
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