Identity Crisis??

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I moved one of my Bolivian rams into a 30 gallon because he was tormenting the other rams pretty badly. He’s housed with 9 panda corys for about 2 weeks.

He was even getting rammy with them so I did a rescape yesterday and moved everything around.

I think he’s having an identity crisis lol.

He did this for about 10 minutes. Hopefully I’m not giggling at something bad - his colour is good and he’s eating and this looks like playing to me. I’ve never seen any of my rams do this!!

Sorry for the IR camera bad lighting - tank lights were off.

 

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our Odessa Barbs did the same thing & a VIP told me it could be that your cory's are spawning & your ram is following along basically eating their eggs or hoping to have a tasty snack...

having Said that, our Odessas did this when we first added the cory's before I think they were spawning
 
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Lol well I never considered that! What is breeding age for a panda Cory I wonder?

I have to go look that up. I’ve had them 8 weeks and they were tiny tiny when I got them, under an inch.
 

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CraniumRex said:
Lol well I never considered that! What is breeding age for a panda Cory I wonder?

I have to go look that up. I’ve had them 8 weeks and they were tiny tiny when I got them, under an inch.
Yeah, we were convinced that our Odessa believed they were sterbai. they were glass surfing just like the cory's. then they stopped after a few days. we added more sterbai a few weeks later and we saw the sterbai exhibit spawning behaviour and suddenly the ENTIRE school of odessas was following them...

sure enough, last night we got about 11 cory eggs hidden away from the odessas and are incubating them...but we think the first lot was eaten by the odessa...who also ate their own young...

watch your cories and google "panda cory spawning" on youtube. see if the behavior matches
 
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Well I watched a bunch of videos and looks more like shoaling to me, with some sillies mixed in. I’ll be on the lookout for eggs though!

I’m excited to hear about your hatching adventures !
 

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Well I watched a bunch of videos and looks more like shoaling to me, with some sillies mixed in. I’ll be on the lookout for eggs though!

I’m excited to hear about your hatching adventures !
the male will wiggle up against the female's side and closely follow her..if you have several males, she might have a group doing this. the key imo is seeing the male rub up against her side with his head and stick very close as she wriggles away...

I was so excited when lovely people on this forum confirmed the circles were cory eggs! i carefully removed them with my fingernail/fingers and put them into a cup filled with tank water. then i used zip ties and a heater suction cup to affix the cup with the eggs to a different tank that has the same temperature but more room at the top (we had just netted a tiny baby odessa into a breeder net and i didn't want to clutter the top with yet another container of babies).

some eggs have already started to change colour, which means they should hatch in 3-5 days! squeeee!

honestly, we told ourselves that we wouldn't worry about breeding at all... and then the babies arrived. i'm kinda glad we never decided to add 3 more sterbai to the tank because we can now stock the tank with these cuties if they survive...
 
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