Help! Orange Corys?!

Discussion in 'Corydoras' started by fletch, Jul 15, 2005.

  1. f

    fletch Valued 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. C

    Craig Well Known Member Member

    lol must b !
     
  3. G

    Gunnie Well Known Member Member

    If they appear healthy, I wouldn't worry too much. Go to   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

    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. G

    Gunnie Well Known Member Member

    Are you sure they are pepper corys and not one of these?

     
     
  6. OP
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    f

    fletch Valued 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. G

    Gunnie Well Known Member Member

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




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