HUUUUGE corydoras in my lfs???

Discussion in 'More Freshwater Aquarium Topics' started by neofyt05, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. neofyt05

    neofyt05 Valued Member Member

    Well, I wanted to add another cory to my tank (i now have 3) but in every fish/pet store i go lately i see HUGE corydoras.. and by huge i mean 3.5 inch long and extremely fat like they are on proteins or something. :eek: My corys I have for 2 years now are about 1.5inch long and they didn't grow since I bought them. They are 2 bronze and 1 albino. Will my corys grow to that size? Is this normal?
     
  2. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    3.5 Sounds a bit large but my albinos were close. But they were very very spoiled food wise LOL
     
  3. OP
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    neofyt05

    neofyt05 Valued Member Member

    Haha.. I feed mine all kinds of food; from frozen artemia to zucchini and they eat like piggies but they stayed small. I've had them for 2 years now and they are still around 1.5inch long. Is this normal? It's a 16g tank with a DG, a black molly and 3 rummynose tetras (survivors).
     
  4. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    sure its normal:) each fish im sure has different genes and as long as they are healthy, thats what matters :)
     
  5. l

    luke355027355027 Well Known Member Member

    Mine has the same I believe they are emerald cories
     
  6. l

    luke355027355027 Well Known Member Member

    Green corydoras
     
  7. Lucy

    Lucy Moderator Moderator Member

    My mama cory was a monster!
    I bet she was all of 3.5 inches!
     
  8. kinezumi89

    kinezumi89 Fishlore VIP Member

    My LFS has a different type of cories (well, they claim they're a different type) and they are HUGE! Every bit of three inches, and they look disproportionately fatter than normal cories, too. I looked on the website but it must not be updated, as I didn't see them. When I go next weekend I'll take a picture :)
     
  9. Butterfly

    Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    Theyare most likely some type of Brochis which are a cory relative. There re several kinds just like there are several kinds of Corys. As far as I know they need the same care and act the same way.
    Here is an image search I did :)
     
    Carol
     




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