From the article: Bronze Cory
Have you kept a Bronze Cory? If so, share your experiences about care, habitat, feeding and breeding of Bronze Corys. Your knowledge could help other owners! Share Your Experiences
Bomb Proof Corys
- My partner and I have had 4 bronze corys in a 40 litre tank with a school of guppies for almost a year. Through all the issues we've had with learning to care for our first ever fish, malfunctioning aquarium devices, unsuitable food and unstable environments, the corys have survived it all whereas the dozen guppies dropped off one by one down to seven. They are such cute little fellas, I like how their eyes dart around, watching us and following us as we move around the room. I sometimes call them the four little soldiers, as when one moves, they all move and follow one another in a little conga line. Then when the front one stops the three following behind all bump into him one by one. Too cute! They do everything together. Nothing stops them. They were our first choice of fish and will be our only choice!!!
- —Guest Janine from Australia
Corys are precious
- I have Bronze, Bandit and Spotted Corys and they live in my 55 gallon aquarium. I feed them algae and sinking wafers plus spiralina and brine shrimp flakes..the Bronze Corey loves to race across the water they are such a delight to watch. I have a total of 9 Corys. I do add salt to my tank because it helps to keep my other fish healthy it doesn't seem to phase the Corys I think it keeps them healthy too.
- —Guest Donna from Honolulu
- I have 4 green cory's. They have funny antics, easy going and get along great with my otto's, neon and cardinal tetras.
- —Guest toj
- I have three types of cory, peppered, bronze, and albino. Out of the fry now about six weeks old there are some pale red and blue ones. Do they all mate together ?.
- We have had 2 cory's for more than five years. My grandmother had them for at least 8 and I've had them for about 1 so that 9 years. Tthey are fun to watch. They were in separate tanks to begin with and now in one they have laid eggs and we now have 8 babies.......its awesome!!
- —Guest Crystal
- I keep several spieces of Corydoras with my Guppies and find them very tolerant of a little salt. Most tropical fish come from rivers and streams that have a natural salt content. Not nearly as consentrated as a marine environment, but with a small content nonetheless. Most tropical fish will benefit from from a small amount of salt, up to a tablespoon of aquarium salt per five gallons of water change water. The reason is our fish breathe with gills and a small bit of salt added to their tank water improves gill function. Oxygen passes through the fishes' gills more easily in the presence of a little dissolved aquarium salt. It's very true that fish can and do survive without salt, but will thrive with it.
A Must Have
- I have one bronze and two albino Cories in a 40 gallon tank, and they are hardy little guys and keep the bottom of the tank clean of any leftover fishfood. I like the Cories as they stay small, are active during the morining and evenings (they like to rest together under a log I have in my tank), and are extremely peaceful.
1st time eggs
- Have had these corys for a couple years... now I notice all these eggs on the glass... gently collect them & deposit in a baby chamber... waiting for results to determine next step.
- —Guest willis weberis
Cory Anenus Breeding
- 55 gallon tank live plants, driftwood, lily pads, flourite substrate for plants, 6.4-6.8 ph hardness 3-6 temperature( i usually do water changes every 2 weeks 25% roughly temp is 76-78 during change i drop it to 70-74) seems it triggers spawn catfish freak out chase each other female eats sperm then a little later swims frantically rough tank lays eggs 5-30 on flat surfaces glass, filter, heater, broad plant leaves, then i collect them with finger roll gently and put in a shot glass roll them off finger in glass keep eggs underwater and move to other tank with mother water from water change airate eggs with bubble strip not direct but close, some eggs fungus sometimes all but usually good and then baby catfish in 2 or three days depend of temp of water o i also feed catfish freeze dried tubiflex worms, frozen bloodworms, daphina,mysisos shrimp, flake food, sinking catfish and algae tabs, heard bigger tanks have more success good luck nowtrying to breed juli and panda cories kc2aaq
- —Guest kc2aaq
- I have 2 of these with my Panda Cory's, and have seen the pair racing around the tank, a must fish to have no problems with these fish at all
- —Guest dave
- A must fish to keep a tank bottom clean. Busy little guys. They are hardy,stay small in size,live a long time and do not bother any of the other fish.
- —Guest jimmie tullis