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Author Topic: The cories are gone?  (Read 1337 times)
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« on: August 14, 2015, 08:51:47 AM »

I had a small school of cories in my tank at school last year.  There were 5 of them, one that was much bigger and older than the other 4.

Tank sprung a leak in the last week of school (great timing!) and fish were tossed into a 70 for a week while attempts were made to re-seal their old tank.  The largest corry was found stuck in the filter as the basket that covers it fell off.  the tank wasn't in my classroom, and I have no idea what happened.  I was grateful for the use of the 70 on a moments notice and just tossed the dead fish not really thinking too much of it.

4 cories left.... but when I had to vacate the 70 and my classroom tank was still leaking... I put everyone in buckets and brought them home.  I only found 3 of them????

The cories spent the summer in a 25 gallon tank in my house.  I was planning to buy more of them as school started up again and I had more space for QT.  The tank was put in a VERY low traffic area of my house that I really don't use or even visit.  I just needed a place for it.  I was running out the door and looked in at ot once and saw a dead cory on the bottom.  Grrr.... tried to clean the tank that afternoon, and couldn't find the body.  Odd.  2 left.

2 days ago I saw another dead cory on the bottom, but yesterday when I broke the tank down to take it back to school... no bodies and no cories?!?!?  So one is completely unaccounted for, and the 2 I know died were eaten in hours!

Who eats dead fish that fast?  Your options are: horsefaced loach, clown Panaque (maybe 2.5" long), lemon tetras.
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