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Cory Catfish swim really fast to the top normal?

Discussion in 'Catfish' started by yld, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. yld

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    I have a Emerald Cory and I notice sometimes he just swim really fast to the top and go straight back down. Is that normal? Sometimes he look like he is dead since he doesn't move for a long time an then he suddenly does that. Very weird fish.
     
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    totally normal behavior for corys from what I've seen in my fish as well as research, I find it rather endearing.
     
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    I thought it was them going to get air??? Maybe I'm wrong.
     
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    Definitely normal behavior. I find the emeralds and the albinos are kinda lazy. My sterbai are all over the place!!
     
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    For other fish yes, but corys continue the behavior in well oxygenated water (if my tank is low o2 then there is a secret society of oxygen sucking gremlins hiding in the silicone).
     
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    yeap, I always considered it was to take a gulp of air too... they all do it in my tank and have before this tank.
     
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    Thanks for the response. Is my first time with a Cory so I thought something was wrong. But is normal then huh! What a crazy fish lol it's funny
     
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    If it's active when being fed then it's probably fine.
     
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    wait....A <---- (singular) cory? corys do like to be kept in a group of +6, (rarely a problem as they are fastidious little fish).
     
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