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Albino Cats

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 8:17 pm
by moondog
I want to stock my 30 gal long with a cleanup crew , and was thinking about a school of Albino Cats . Does anyone know what specific spiesies are commonly sold ? They look like common Bronze cats (cory aeneus ) but I don't know . I have kept them in the past , but did not have luck with them , dieing within 6 months . Any info would be helpful . Thanks , Moondog .

Re: Albino Cats

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 9:20 pm
by ballpc
That's what mine are, common Albino Corydoras aeneus. I've got a pod of a single female with 4 males. They practically spawn on command with a cool water change.

Dennis

Re: Albino Cats

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 11:06 pm
by freshfish
Where are you getting them from, Moondog?

Re: Albino Cats

PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 8:21 pm
by meh
I got 7 and they are great

Re: Albino Cats

PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 9:00 pm
by moondog
Fresh Fish , the first group I bought at a LFS with a good rep and where I have bought other fish before that stayed healthy . Maybe weak fish or something I did . They are supposed to be hearty .

Re: Albino Cats

PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 10:13 am
by Crazygar
Yes, hardy fish, but under the proper conditions;

Corydoras aeneus Profile; http://www.tfhmagazine.com/freshwater/s ... aeneus.htm

Poor diet and poor water quality will erode the Fins (Barbel Erosion) causing your Corydoras to have an untimely death. A mainstay in the hobby and always a good choice. Keep in small groups to make them the happiest and they'll be out all the time roaming your tank like a gang of aquatic VW Beetles.

Gary

Re: Albino Cats

PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 4:04 pm
by moondog
Gary , I do weekly 30 % water change , Water chemistry is checked about every 3 weeks and is always about the same . pH = 7.4 , Ammonia = 0 PPM , Nitrite = 0 PPM , Nitrate = 10 PPM . Temp = 78F . I feed 4 varieties of Cobolt dry flakes and occasional treats of frozen blood worms and brine shrimp . All my other fish do very well . Maybe my fish were in a weakened state already at the LFS . Thanks for the link to the profile . To be clear Aneus are the species you get when you get Albinoes ? Thanks , MD .

Re: Albino Cats

PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 6:53 pm
by Crazygar
Usually, this is why I posted the profile for you. Great fish and always a favorite Cory! The Albino is a genetic anomaly which is now being bred as an alternative to the standard C.aeneus. No Man Made meddling so it's ok.

Gary

Re: Albino Cats

PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 9:56 am
by moondog
Thanks for all the responses , I am going to try them again . A school of five in my 30 gal .
Also , I know this is a fish keeping site , but it is Memorial day . Thanks to any Vets out there and a special remembrance to those who made the ultimate sacrifice . Much respect , Moondog .

Re: Albino Cats

PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 8:39 pm
by moondog
Got five albinos aneaus yesterday . They seem very healthy and setettled in quickly . They are a joy to watch . If fish have the emotional capability of feeling happiness ,these are the fish . they actually look happy to swim ,gather together , scrounge for food and just enjoy being alive . If only humans could !

Re: Albino Cats

PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 11:55 pm
by freshfish
Hope these do better for you! :D

Re: Albino Cats

PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 1:31 pm
by lou zello
yes I too hope your new corys do good.i must admit though that MY favorite cory is the EMERALD GREEN,really really nice color ,moderate size and a tireless worker.

Re: Albino Cats

PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 2:55 pm
by moondog
Thanks , I have a feeling that this group is going to be fine .

Re: Albino Cats

PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 9:18 pm
by ballpc
I think I can see mine smile when I feed them blood worms!

Dennis

Re: Albino Cats

PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:38 am
by Crazygar
I think Corydoras do smile.

Good to hear things are working out Moondog, Cories are so full of personality when kept in proper amounts. For the ultimate show, a longer, larger tank and a large group. It's amazing to watch.

Gary