Help! Orange Corys?!

  1. fletch Member Member

    I have 5 peppered corys and recently the 3 larger ones have turned a really vivid shade of orange. I dont know much about corys so is this normal?
     
  2. Craig Well Known Member Member

    lol must b !
     

  3. Gunnie Well Known Member Member

    If they appear healthy, I wouldn't worry too much. Go to Planet Catfish and see if you can identify the species and be sure they are peppered corys. I have seen some that were orange as you describe, but they were a different species.
     

  4. 0morrokh Fishlore VIP Member

    I have done a lot of research on Cories, and never once have I seen a picture or heard of an orange Cory. Some fish change color before breeding and Cories do breed in trios...just a thought. Am I correct to assume they still have the same spot pattern, just the base color changed? Maybe you should try adding a piece of slate and seeing if they lay eggs. Doing a fairly large water change and adding slightly cooler water will stimulate breeding.
     

  5. Gunnie Well Known Member Member

  6. fletch Member Member

    yeah, theyre definately peppered. I think they are just fat! I have lots of dark, large beach pebbles in my tank, will they lay eggs there?
     
  7. Gunnie Well Known Member Member

    I usually find eggs on the sides of my tank. I guess you could find eggs anywhere. ;)