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  1. So my pygmy corys in a community tank are doing the spawning dance but as yet no sign of eggs. I figure they'll be small but any tips on where to look? So I can move them to safety. And meet Tubs the more porky than pygmy cory.
  2. I have never had these guys. I guess I assumed they would just hang out at the bottom all day filtering through the substrate. In fact, they spend lots of time jetting around up and down the water column. Is this normal? It’s not a sign of something like oxygen issues or anything?
  3. Today I became the proud caretaker of 8 of these little crack fairies and boy was I not ready for that. Let’s start out with the size. First, I had to special order them from my lfs and I was expecting something about an inch. Yeah there’s not even half an inch. I thought oh boy. I’ll lose them in the tank and never see them. That was my first mistake. Second, I thought oh they’ll get along great with my betta and cardinals. Yeah my betta hates them and goes out of his way to make sure they know they’re disrespected. Third, I thought oh they’ll behave and just sit around and eat. Nope. Every 2 minutes one goes up like a ballistic missile breaching the surface from a nuclear attack sub. Fourth, okay I have the equivalent of squirrels in my tank so if they’re moving they’re happy. I come back from class and ones sitting still at the bottom for like 5 minutes with no movement at all. Well crap one died. I go to fish it out next to a very annoying Amazon Flame sword that for some reason decides to have 50 roots all 1/2 inch long so my cardinals could uproot it if they wanted too. I go to fish it out and boy there goes a torpedo. That causes me to slightly tap that damn plant and uproot it for the 7th time this week. Fifth, I finally got to sit and watch them and they’re kinda interesting. They hover in place and all their fins go crazy and from an angle they look like little fairies. Fingers crossed I still have them in the morning. ps: the pics the best I could get with them flying around.
  4. Hey guys, Few of my Pygmy corydoras looks pale and has orange/brown spots. Is this normal? Some of my sterbai corydoras (not shown in this video) are also displaying paleness. Thanks!
  5. Hi 😁. I am very experienced with extremely overstocked tanks and experienced with several types of corydora. My last fish order I added a 6 pack of Pygmy cory to my order I want to convert one of my guppy grow out fry tanks into a Pygmy species tank. I only ordered 6 because I wanted to make sure they would do well in my care and water. Little buggers didn’t bat an eye 🥰. 2 were lost to shipping leaving me only 4 so they are in with 2 week old guppies and loving it for now. The place I am ordering from does 10 packs only. I’m choosing a delivery day one day after I take guppies to the LFS August 18. I need a minimum of 65$ or they will not ship. I was considering getting 20. If I get 10 and lose any to shipping I won’t have enough. 20 seems a few to many but I am not sure. I’m not worried about bio load but them feeling crowded as this is my first run with them and I’m not sure how quickly or if they will spawn (lfs takes all my spawn of any fish I can’t keep) but I would like to work into a colony that’s been mostly born in my tank. I have all the plants for the redecorate for them. This 10g has raised several generations of guppies to full color and size enough to go to lfs. It usually has between 30-50 guppy kids. I’m down to my last 20 or so who will leave as I said the day before Pygmy arrival so I can redo the plants. so….do I order 10 (+10 CPD I can throw in with my others in the pleco tank)and pray they all make it or 20 to be safe and if all 20 make it will 24 be happy in there? Only other denizens are 2 male mystery snails and a couple bladder snail maybe 4-10. ( I harvest this tank regularly for my lfs that’s why so few) I know they don’t like stress so I want to make sure they are not. They are in groups of hundreds in the wild so it should be ok but since the knowledge on this forum is amazing Many heads are better than one 😁 thanks for your help
  6. I’m not sure, but one of my cories look like he/she’s getting bullied by my other four corydoras. They nip and leave out the cory when they’re schooling… what should I do?
  7. So I have a 5 gallon with 4 pygmy cories and 5 white clouds. I just added about 8 ghost shrimp most are small but there are like 3 big ones. Will they be able to eat the pygmy cories. Thanks
  8. Hi everyone, Last night I added 8 pygmy corydoras to my 20 gal long tank, which already had 3 apple snails and 5 ghost shrimp. I tested the water parameters before adding the fish and also just now and they haven't changed: pH: 6.5-7.0 Nitrates: 10 Hardness: 140 Nitrite: 0 Ammonia: <0.02 KH/Buffer: 20 Water Temperature: 78 I acclimated the corys for 50 min before adding them by pouring out some water and adding a bit of tank water in small bits. Anyways, even before I added the fish to the tank I noticed that one wasn't moving much and wasn't responding to his surroundings consistently. He swam around when I first added him but then he quickly went back to being lethargic, sitting on the bottom motionless but breathing quickly. This morning I couldn't find him. Tonight I still only counted 7 fish but then all of a sudden he swam out from a hiding place, but he seemed really uncoordinated and almost immediately swam back down and hasn't moved since. He's almost lying on his side now but he's still breathing. Everyone else is acting and looking healthy. I'm not sure what to do. Any ideas for what might be wrong with him? Any suggestions for what to do are really appreciated! I have a second tank that I only just set up, but it just has sand and nothing else in it, except a brand new sponge filter and a heater. I haven't cycled it yet but I have seachem stability and I could put the intake sponge from my established tank in the new tank. I can also take a plant or two to give him a hiding place. I honestly think he's not long for this world. I really don't want the sickness to spread to the others though. Should I move him to the other tank? I also stupidly just realized I don't even have a fish net. AHH Thank you so much for your help!
  9. I have had a school of 9 Pygmy corys and added three more recently, I noticed that the new ones are a more gray color compared to the old ones that are a more yellow color. Could it be the food that I’ve been feeding them that caused the color difference? Idk how to fix the upside down issue
  10. I always end up with one healthy pygmy cory and all the other die or disappear. I have tried 2 groups from 2 different sources. could it be I'm not feeding enough(I mostly feed frozen daphnia, extreme krill flake)? I don't feed repashy or sinking food. since there is a lot wasted. I'm so confused, frustrated, and sad
  11. Im hoping someone with more experience can help here and diagnose whats going on. I purchased 8 pygmy corydoras a couple of weeks ago. They looked very healthy and energetic. They were in quarantine for a week and a half and treated with melafix, pimafix and one round general cure. Theyve now been in the community tank for a week and have looked very healthy the whole time. I did a 20% water change 2 days ago. Suddenly today i looked in to find 2 of them dead right at the front of the tank. One appeared as if it had just died and still had full color and i couldnt see any signs of infection or sickness. I accounted for all of the other fish at the time and they all appeared energetic and happy. This evening i looked in on them again and saw this poor little cory looking bloated and struggling to swim. I attached a video below. I dont see any red spots signs of infection or lethargic behavior. Whatever it is seems to be killing them quickly. I am currently treating the tank with erythromycin and general cure because i dont know what else to do. Id like to figure out whats going on so that i can prevent this happening in the future. Temp: 73*F PH: 7.8 GH: 100ppm KH: 70ppm Ammonia: 0ppm Nitrite: 0ppm Nitrate: 10ppm Sick Pygmy Cory Vid Other corys
  12. so i added some pea gravel to my 10G planted and i removed so much moss and I've notice my pygmy cories and neon tetras are significantly more active does anyone have ideas on what's going on? also i know it will raise hardness
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