Animal Stories - Albino Cory


Animal-World Information about: Albino Cory

Albino Cories make good hardy community fish, great for beginners and experienced aquarists alike!
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Allie - 2018-10-01
Outdated inaccurate information.... The albino cory is of the species Corydoras aeneus ... Also known as the bronze cory... Selectivly bred in captivity for the albino trait as it does not occur in the wild. They do not even have the same body shape as the peppered cory. Not sure why that was even posted considering any other site anywhere online has them labled correctly. Really strange that whoever made this fish profile would post something so easily proven incorrect.

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  • Editor's Note - 2020-10-14
    Possibly, but in our research so far we have found they are believed to be derived from Corydoras paleatus. Two of the references cited on the bottom of this page suggest this; Dr. Herbert R. Axelrod in his book 'Aquarium Fishes of the World' shows the albino form of C. paleatus (page 430); and also author Richard Geis,  in his book 'Catfish Keeping & Breeding Them in Captivity,' also suggests in the caption of his albino photo, this color form being C. paleatus (page 54). However if you can share a resource suggesting they are C. aeneus , we would love to review it.
  • Craig - 2020-10-11
    Indeed, there are two types of Albino Cory available in the trade; Aeneus and Paleatus. I’ve seen both in local fish stores, simply labelled ‘Albino Cory’ with no distinction either way. In fact, one store had both types in the same tank and selling them as the same fish. Aeneus are certainly more common, but Paleatus do show up in albino form fairly often.
  • Fishkeeper - 2020-02-05
    Albino corydoras can be any species with the albino gene. It won't just be the bronze cory that has been bred for its gene, im sure of that.
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Martin - 2019-01-06
I have just brought 6 albino coryies they spend a lot of their time just below the surface not gulping for air just swimming back and forth in the currant of the fillter.Ithought they would be at the bottom all the time. Is this ok

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  • John Henson - 2019-05-30
    Hi Martin, I have found over the years that if my newly bought Corries don't spend a lot of time swimming against the filter current, then they are unhealthy and don't survive, my 3 peppered corries still do it a few times a day and they are 6 months old (since purchase), I reckon it's a good thing.
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S - 2012-03-03
I am getting an Albino Cory, and I really want to work hard to mimic its environment. What other plants and animals would it live with in the wild? I want it to feel at home.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-04
    Cory's live in the fllod land and tributaries of the Amazon. There are a vast array of fish that they would be comfortable with. If you do groups of Cories thet will normally pair up and a good chance of mating if you create the right environment which is what you sound like you are going for. Make sure there is ample food sources for these very active bottom feeders!
  • Tez - 2018-02-09
    Create some hiding places, I call my albino Wally because often I have to look for him, in my tank I have 4 plants and two small rock caves, Wally can hide for a long while but is also content to just lay still on the bottom, however, when he gets active he hoovers the gravel, darts to the top for a quick breath and dives back down, seems to enjoy swimming against the blow current from my filter and enjoys scraping the glass - very entertaining little guy.
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Bex - 2016-07-14
my albino catfish has gone green in the head. is this normal. no one seems to know not even the pet shops.(it has had a big growth spurt)

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Molly Malone - 2016-06-12
It doesn't look like anyone responded to this question, so I hope your Corys are fine. Yes, their eyes do pop out a little bit.

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brandyn swarthout - 2016-05-05
Do albino Cory's eyes like pop out of their head a little normally I've had mine for a while more than 3 months and it seems like every single one of them their eyes pop out of their head up they seem fine they eat is this normal

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M - 2015-12-06
I'm a little worried about mine - i took them from the tank of someone who had tried to throw them away, and put them in my own. It's a standard freshwater 15 gallon tank, with a 15 cm pleco who has lived alone for some time. Have you any friendly advice to ensure that they'll be okay?

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Axel - 2015-11-22
Can an albino Cory catfish breed with a guppy?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2015-11-23
    No, they are two totally different types of fish.
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Connor - 2015-07-24
I have two corydoras and they are probably the most cutest fish out of all of the tropical fish. They are peaceful and they clean your gravel in your tank. They also swim up and down the tank. At night they sit for hours in the one corner of my tank like little old men. So I advise you to get these remarkable fish. If you want to ask any questions please feel free to ask.

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