Went into the store looking to get some type of algae eater or plecto, and after sifting through limited availability and size/tank issues I left with one spotted Cory Catfish for my ten gallon tank. I have four white Skirt Tetras, two Red Wag Platys, two Blonde Delta guppies and one turquoise guppy besides the Cory. I was a little doubtful that the catfish would be any good at keeping my tank clean, but man i was wrong. This little guy doesn't stop. it's very active and is constantly vacuuming the bottom of my tank. I've had the cory in there for about a week, and the tank has never looked better. the water stays clear and all the extra flakes that pass by the other fish are quickly gobbled up by the cory. I toss one or two algae disks in the tank per day as well, and those are always gone too, though i suspect my guppies help with that. it's been a great addition to my tank, and it is fun to watch. it's very peaceful and is content to ignore and be ignored by the other fish. I definitely recommend.
July 4, 2014
thwy are awesome. i have 1 and she started to lay eggs. They clean and do there job i love mine so much.
June 13, 2014
Peppered Cory Cat
I love these little guys! They are so cute & fun to watch. I recently bought 4 of them.. 1 peppered, 1 green, 1 skunk, & 1 albino. They are great bottom feeders & will eat food that has fallen to the bottom of your tank. They will swim around a little, but mostly stay at the bottom. They will go up to the surface for a gulp of air every now & then too. They are very active, lively little fish. I had a peppered cory that lived 3 years & after he died I got these 4. They are some of my favorite fish. I have a BN pleco in my tank also, but he doesn't seem to bother them. I def recommend these guys, especially if you tend to over feed your fish... they will be happy to eat up the left overs.
March 24, 2014