Fry-munching cory???

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  1. Lula123

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    Hi,

    I wonder if anyone have some personal experience considering corydoras and siamese fighter fry?

    I added an albino cory to my older fry tank and all seem fine. I was just wondering whether this cory will try to eat small fry (younger than a week) if I were to put it into that tank.

    There seem to be various opinions on this. Some say that the pygmy species (hasboras etc) won't eat the fry and that they are to slow to catch the fry. Other say it will. (My albino cory is fast as hell). :bigsmile:

    Another thing, does too bright light disturb the albino cory? Mine seem to get very hyper when I switch on the light in my fry tank. (It is a blue light)

    Any info please!!!
     
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  3. solex69

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    Betta fry aren't the fastest swimmers, so almost any mid to surface dwelling fish would catch them easily. Guppy fry swim faster than betta fry :)

    I am not sure if the cory will come up the tank and chase the betta fry once they are free swimming (don't think so actually), but I doubt he'll pass up a meal for fallen eggs or fry that hasn't yet reach free-swimming. Just my opinion

    Cheers
    Dale
     
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    Lula123

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    Thank you! I also thought that it would be better to add the cory only once the fry are about a week old - Rather safe than sorry! :noworry:

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    Rather add some snails if it is a clean up crew you seek
    If you have to put the cory in, I'd recommend you wait at least 2 - 3 weeks after the free swimming stage so that they can grow a little bit

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    Thank you. I will go get some snails this afternoon.

    And for the cory, he is in a tank with older fry now.

    Do you perhaps know why the cory act so weird when the light is on? (The light is blue)

    Es
     

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