corydora schooling

  1. neonblue1980 Member Member

    hi!

    in regards to corydoras schooling, will they school with ANY type of corydoras? for example, will an albino, a green, and one of the speckled ones, etc school together? or would it have to be ALL abinos, or all greens, etc. the reason i ask is that i'd like to have some at some point but i've noticed that our pet stores don't have much variety. i don't know if i'd be able to find enough of just one type to make a school. pet store selections are quite limited in my immediate area (within half an hour/45 minute drive radius to my house).
     
  2. petaddiction Well Known Member Member

    They will "school" with others of different species if they HAVE to but they won't necessarily school. They'll just hang out by each other. I can't stress how much better it is to have one species so they can thrive and be happy


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  3. AquaticBrandon Well Known Member Member

    It's better for them to have a school of just one type. They will feel more comfortable


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  4. WiFi Well Known Member Member

    Always get the same species with cory's! They may hang out in the same area as each other if they are different species, But they aren't technically schooling unless they are with their same species.
     

  5. Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

    I keep several species of corys all in groups of 6-12, some tanks have 3 species in & although they will socialise, especially if there's food, the majority of the time they will seek out their own kind.
    There is also a risk of cross breeding with some species if they haven't enough of their own kind to spawn with.
    It really is best not to mix & match as they display much more natural behaviour when kept in large enough species groups.
     
  6. benharmer87 Member Member

    I had 1 peppered cory and another type. Unknown. They never hung out. They only went near eachother to eat. Today I got two more corys for now and they won't leave eachothers side. :) they will be happier with their own kind

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  7. DoubleDutch Fishlore VIP Member

    You'l be amaaaazed to see the (social) behaviour in a big herd of their own species !! A cory-collection is something different than a Cory-shoal/group !!
     
  8. WiFi Well Known Member Member

    I know I wish I had room in my 29g for a nice school of corys.