corydora schooling

Discussion in 'Corydoras' started by neonblue1980, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. neonblue1980Valued MemberMember


    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. petaddictionWell Known MemberMember

    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

    Sent from my iPhone using Fish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2014
  3. AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

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

    Sent from my iPhone using Fish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum
  4. Castiel*Well Known MemberMember

    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. CoradeeModeratorModerator 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. benharmer87Valued MemberMember

    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

    Sent from my SCH-R830C using Fish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum mobile app
  7. DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    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 !!
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2014
  8. Castiel*Well Known MemberMember

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

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice