Weird corycat. help? - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-20-2010, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
ScuitoAmi150's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Maine
Posts: 556
Question Weird corycat. help?

I just got a Peppered Cory from Petsmart like yesterday. Anyway, I don't know much about them but he seems to be acting weird.

He sits in the darkest corner of the tank (I read they are sensitive to light, hopefully I can find the right sized Terracota pot tomorrow).

The lady at the store (who owns Corys) told me to feed him bottom feeder shrimp pellets that sink. I put one in last night, this morning & tonight. He won't touch them. He just sits in his little dark corner. A few minutes ago he was exploring the side of the tank. He seemed to be looking for food so I dropped a pellet in....he ignored it.

Is this normal behavior? He is in with my mosquito fish right now so I don't think he should be lonely.

Males:
Dragner - lavender/red cambodian SpT
Cromwell - dragon CT
Girls:
Duff - green CT
ScuitoAmi150 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-20-2010, 10:20 PM
Member
 
Cassandra90's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 406
That is unusual, I have 6 cory cats and all of them are active and love shrimp pellets.
Cassandra90 is offline  
post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-20-2010, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
ScuitoAmi150's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Maine
Posts: 556
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cassandra90 View Post
That is unusual, I have 6 cory cats and all of them are active and love shrimp pellets.
The ones I saw in the tank were very active! I wasn't able to pick him out though. One of the fish ladies went to show me the right food (never been to Petsmart before. <3 it!) & the other lady got a Cory for me.
Most of them in the tank were small, social & very active (although with slightly torn fins). She said she chose the one with the best looking fins.

Males:
Dragner - lavender/red cambodian SpT
Cromwell - dragon CT
Girls:
Duff - green CT
ScuitoAmi150 is offline  
post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-20-2010, 10:27 PM
Member
 
Cassandra90's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 406
I would give it a few days, check the water, and usually aquarium lights should be on only 6 hours a day. So try doing that. Another food you could possibly try is Algea Disc Wafers. Mine eat those too. Also they strive in groups. Atleast 3 or more.
Cassandra90 is offline  
post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-20-2010, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
ScuitoAmi150's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Maine
Posts: 556
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cassandra90 View Post
I would give it a few days, check the water, and usually aquarium lights should be on only 6 hours a day. So try doing that. Another food you could possibly try is Algea Disc Wafers. Mine eat those too. Also they strive in groups. Atleast 3 or more.
I don't have lights on any of my aquariums. So when I'm not home they get the light from the window (none of my tanks are in direct sunlight. They are all atleast 1/2 room away) & when I am home they get the ceiling light. All of my bettas seem to be happy how it is.

I'm kinda hesitant about getting another fish, I'm leaving for college in a year & I have waaaay too many tanks to take with me or for my mom to have to clean. Would he be okay in with my sorority?

Males:
Dragner - lavender/red cambodian SpT
Cromwell - dragon CT
Girls:
Duff - green CT
ScuitoAmi150 is offline  
post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-20-2010, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
ScuitoAmi150's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Maine
Posts: 556
Oh yeah, I only have the mosquito fish for probably another month (they're my teacher's fish) so I'd have to find him a tank mate. Not sure how any of my males would like him.

Males:
Dragner - lavender/red cambodian SpT
Cromwell - dragon CT
Girls:
Duff - green CT
ScuitoAmi150 is offline  
post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-20-2010, 10:36 PM
Member
 
Cassandra90's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 406
I dont see a problem with putting him with a sorority tank. I would be cautious with the males. Some are ok with other fish and others are aggressive towards new fish in the tank. My male does not like any other fish, snail or frog in his tank.
Cassandra90 is offline  
post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-20-2010, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
ScuitoAmi150's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Maine
Posts: 556
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cassandra90 View Post
I dont see a problem with putting him with a sorority tank. I would be cautious with the males. Some are ok with other fish and others are aggressive towards new fish in the tank. My male does not like any other fish, snail or frog in his tank.
Okay I'll try that when I bring these other fish back. Kinda nervous about adding anything to my sorority. I just when through a month of having Drama in the sorority. xD Girls would NOT get along (then I got Nola & everyone started behaving again).

Males:
Dragner - lavender/red cambodian SpT
Cromwell - dragon CT
Girls:
Duff - green CT
ScuitoAmi150 is offline  
post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-20-2010, 10:42 PM
Member
 
Cassandra90's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 406
First try getting it back to a normal cory cat. I have a 55 gal. and they are all over it, with no fear of my much larger tank mates.
Cassandra90 is offline  
post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-20-2010, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
ScuitoAmi150's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Maine
Posts: 556
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cassandra90 View Post
First try getting it back to a normal cory cat. I have a 55 gal. and they are all over it, with no fear of my much larger tank mates.
What sized tank do you think is too small for a peppered cory? The ladies at Petsmart thought that a 5.5g would be okay...

Males:
Dragner - lavender/red cambodian SpT
Cromwell - dragon CT
Girls:
Duff - green CT
ScuitoAmi150 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Peppered Corycat? ScuitoAmi150 Betta Fish Compatibility 0 08-19-2010 04:27 PM
This is just weird. bloo97 Betta Chat 13 07-05-2010 06:25 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome