Cory Too Skinny

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it might be big enough but do you have anything with a bigger bottom? if not then its fine. if you rise it off just to make sure there isnt any dust or whatnot on it then it should be fine. it shouldnt need to be covered unless you have cats. net him as you would normally do (you maybe overthinking just a little )
 
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Right. More suitably-bottomed container is ready to go. I’ll update when the cory is actually in there.
(Edit) And thanks for fielding my endless questions.
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Okay, he’s in there. Just sitting at the side looking terrified, but it has only been about thirty seconds.
(Edit) He’s breathing very quickly.
 
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haha really? ive never seen them from above since im usually too short to do that
I don’t usually see him from above either, because he’s usually hiding under something. It’s adorable.
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He’s staring at himself in the mirror.

He moved! (And promptly ignored the food, but close enough, right?)

The temperature of the water in the container has gone down by about 3 degrees since I added it. Should I add more warm water to raise it, or will the cory be fine? Thanks.
 
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I might stop it from falling so he doesn't get a shock when you return him to the tank.

If the container is plastic would it float in the tank to help stabilize the temp?
 
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I might stop it from falling so he doesn't get a shock when you return him to the tank.

If the container is plastic would it float in the tank to help stabilize the temp?
I’ll do that, then.
It might float? I’ll try.

The answer is a resounding “sort of, but at least it’s stable.”
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(Also a resounding “oops I left the flash on”, in addition to a resounding “I’ll be up till three tonight, won’t I.”)
 
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Well at least it won't fall in.

I don't know what your house temp vs tank temp is, so maybe I am overly cautious about the temp gap, but I figure the poor fella has enough stress. (My tank's up to 15 degrees warmer than the room it's in so it would have been a big shock over here.)

I feel bad for him. Has he eaten anything?
 
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Well at least it won't fall in.

I don't know what your house temp vs tank temp is, so maybe I am overly cautious about the temp gap, but I figure the poor fella has enough stress. (My tank's up to 15 degrees warmer than the room it's in so it would have been a big shock over here.)

I feel bad for him. Has he eaten anything?
Not yet. I don’t know what that means. Some disease leading to loss of appetite? He’s actually been getting some food in the main tank this whole time and I’m worried for nothing? He’s just stressed with the move to the container and will eat soon? (I’m hoping it’s either of the latter options, obviously.)
My temp gap is about the same as yours, but the little dude does seem to be fine, temperature-wise. (He’s at 64 now, the main tank is 66.)
 
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He just spent about thirty seconds zooming around the container and attacking his food, and then settled back into his corner. What in the name of the holy sky cory is the little dude doing?
 

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I wish you luck. Keep us updated. We're rooting for him.

Huh. He seems to be keeping you guessing! Moving and recognizing food is good though.
 
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I wish you luck. Keep us updated. We're rooting for him.
Thanks. He does seem to have just eaten, at least. (? Maybe? It was hard to tell with the general hyperactivity in there for a bit.)
 
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All right. The cory definitely ate. He also tried to escape the container into the tank a few times. I’m moving him back into the main tank now, given that he seems to really want it. I’ll acclimate him by slowly adding tank water to his container until the temperature adjusts, and then move him back in.
On the plus side, I forgot we were changing the clocks tonight, so it’s only two and I can go to bed! (Yay.)
Thanks, y’all, for your help with the little dude. G’night.
 
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The poor little guy is breathing really quickly and looks terrified, but he is in the tank. He’s hiding now. All seems well.
 

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haha it seems ive missed a bit. although im glad the cory ate something, if the temp does down its a good idea to raise it a bit since it will stress him a bit. he love keeping you on your toes it seems
 
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