29 Gallon Tank Got my cories!! Fast little buggers too.

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My LFS finally got my pygmy corydoras! Had to buy them all, couldn't leave a lonely one. I never knew how fast they swim. Or that they swim everywhere. Fast little guys! They're darting all over like fish on speed!!
 
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Are they supposed to be so hyper? What kind are you getting?
Here's mine
 

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Whatever kind the store has. I think they are doing that because they are new. I would expect them to settle down.
 
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Well they did move from a 10G in store to 29G. Maybe they're like, "whoohoo, swim room!"
 

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I have 4 albino in my 30g, 2 green and 2 peppered in my 15, and 5 pandas in my 75g. They are all hyper at times and swim all over the place! It is just their personality. When they aren't swimming around like crazy they just chill out together on the bottom. Enjoy your new cories!
 

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I agree, mine were always hyper when first introduced and it continues for about a day before they just sit on the gravel for about a week! Let them adjust.
 

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I love my pygmies! I definitely want to get more. At the beginning, they were nuts, like yours. But after time, they've mellowed out some. If they're not cruising for food now, they're laying on the driftwood catching a nap.
 
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Today they were nestled under my tree stump deco. I did disturb the whole tank adding plants & some sand. They really like the little sand spot. Unfortunetly I accidently killed one moving stuff around. I was so mad at myself! I vowed never to move things again. They are chilling out already, much calmer today.
 

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I agree that it doesn't look like a pygmy cory but I don't know enough to say what species it is.

I love your aquascaping. That tank looks really cool!
 
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Thanks everyone. Sorry, they are habrosus. Even smaller than pygmy if I remember correctly. Anyways they stay small, like minicorydoras. They have calmed down, only swimming up every once in awhile. It's like they. Try so hard to swim up and falll right back down. Yesterday when they did I would say "weeeee" and my husband looked at me like I was nuts! I did loose another one so I wonder if my male mollie is biting or it got stuck in the wisteria. The male mollie is getting a batchlor pad this week. His very own 10G.
 

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At that size, I imagine you'd have to be really careful about what other species you have in the tank.
 
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I haven't seen any bullying, but my male mollie has started hanging in the plants at the bottom. He was always at the top before. He's being separated because he's harrassing my females. I don't want babies.
 

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LOL, if my fish did that I would probably say weeee as well!
Dwarf cories are best kept with small, non aggressive fish. They seem to do well with honey gouramis. They are shy, so won't do very well with fish that might be aggressive towards them. And habrosus mainly stay at the bottom unlike the other two so watch them carefully.
 
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Hmm. You think mollies are too aggressive?
 

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