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So I just got 6 Green Corydoras! I think they are part of the aeneus species? Just wanted to confirm and also the temp they should be in. I keep my tank at 76-77. Anything else I should know about my new friends?
 

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Green corys in Lfs are usually B.splendens, at least over here they are, though there are aenus that have a green colouring.
Care is pretty much the same for both, they have quite a wide temperature range though will be quite happy around 24C
 

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Green corys in Lfs are usually B.splendens, at least over here they are, though there are aenus that have a green colouring.
Care is pretty much the same for both, they have quite a wide temperature range though will be quite happy around 24C
Thanks Coradee! They're pretty active right now - swimming like crazy all over the place. Are they normally this way or usually chill? They were pretty calm when I saw them in the LFS so I'm hoping nothing about the tank is bothering them. Water parameters are fine also at 0,0,5.
 

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They often behave like that when in a new tank, sometimes moving them to a new tanks even gets them spawning, they should settle down in a day or so
 

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They often behave like that when in a new tank, sometimes moving them to a new tanks even gets them spawning, they should settle down in a day or so
Spawning... ooh hope not but I guess it's inevitable since it's pretty hard to sex them. Do the eggs usually survive or are they eaten? I have guppies, neons and amano shrimp in there.
 

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If they behave like the Aeneus, they will eat the eggs. My ones laid eggs last week and I separated them to another tank, I now have 70 (mostly) happy babies
 

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If they behave like the Aeneus, they will eat the eggs. My ones laid eggs last week and I separated them to another tank, I now have 70 (mostly) happy babies
Congrats on the babies! I have a spare 10g I could move them to if they do spawn though I have no idea what I will do with them afterwards. lol
 

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I doubt any eggs would survive if you have guppies in there, if you wanted to save some then you'd have to move them to a tub or spare tank.
 

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I doubt any eggs would survive if you have guppies in there, if you wanted to save some then you'd have to move them to a tub or spare tank.
Where do they usually lay the eggs?
 

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Mostly on the glass though you may find some on the underside of leaves, if they're on the glass you can use a razor blade to get them off, or if you have moss rub a clump of that gently over them & they should stick to it.
 

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I just have to say I was skeptical when first adding corys to my stocking list. It's been 24 hours since I've had my new green corys... and I get it. I get why people are in love with these fish. So fun to watch even when they're not doing anything. I could just stare at them all day... their round eyes blinking from time to time... sorry, couldn't help but gush. oglove
 

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The cory bug has bitten, there's no going back now
 

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I have to say that I am glad I decided to replace my lost school of Kuhli's with Cory's. I still have my 3 oddball kuhli's and they seem good but the 5 albino cory's i have now are just awesome. I do have one that has a deformed tail. He get's around well though so it doesn't seem to be bothering him much.
 

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My original plan was to get adolfoi but I would have had to special order and didn't realize they were so expensive. I saw these green corys there, they looked very healthy and I loved their shimmering green color and decided to go for it. So happy I did.
 

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Adolfoi are lovely, I have a group of them.
You could look out for Duplicareus, they're very similar to adolfoi & usually cheaper
 

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oh they look VERY similar to adolfoi. would they shoal with my green corys?
 

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A group of them would be fine with your aenus
 
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