I picked up a couple more peppered cories today so my lone pepper would have some company of his own kind, since he ignores all the other cories. My preferred LFS was fresh out, so I went to petsmart. I was a bit surprised at the huge difference in prices between the different cory species. The albinos and greens were only like 1.99 each, the peppers were about $6 each, and the sterbai were almost $10 each! My LFS always has the cories at 2.99 each no matter the species, but I will admit they rarely have anything other than albinos. Does anyone know why the peppers and sterbai would be so expensive at Petsmart? They can't be that rare... or are they? Anyway my little guy is a LOT happier now, as soon as I dropped in the 2 new boys, he slammed right into them and proceeded to play "bumper cars" with them for a while. I've never seen him so active! I'm glad I made his day. The boys are loving their new home and settling in well.