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Albino corydora turning blue??

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I have had an ablino corydora for about 6 months - started off as the usual mid sized but now has grown quite big (about 9cm) and has started to turn blue (metallic looking around head and underbelly). Other than that he/she (how do I tell) seems as happy as. Can anyone tell me what is up? :-?

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Wow - how cool to get so many replies!

The substrate is medium gravel (fruit salad I think) - came with the tank so not too sure.

Tank mates are: tetras - neons (15), black phantoms(5) & congos (3); guppies (8); corys (2) and gourami - pearl (2) and blue dwarf (2) and too many platys (can't stop them breeding - started with 2, gave away 25 and now have about 20!) all too pretty! :wink:

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I've heard once before about albino cory's showing a bit a blue colouring - in that case it was the food that they were getting - the tank was getting a mixed flake (you know red/brown/green flakes altogether) but the surface and mid-water swimmers for some reason only ate the red or brown flakes leaving the cory's only ever eating the green flakes this eventually led to them showing a bluish colour. Once the were getting a more balanced diet their blue tinge gradually faded.

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Hi TeeCee.

This sounds more likely to be a genetic throwback to the original species, 99% of Corys pattern and colour go through quite drastic changes as they develop.

Have you got any pictures?

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Yes Thankx Chris - that's the one - thought I had it right this time and even tested the link with success :cry:

Never mind - I'll have another go some other time I have something to share :-?

Cheers

Tina

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Hi TeeCee.

As I said before this does look like a genetic throw back, possibly to a species interbred to strengthen the gene pool.

Nice healthy looking fish for all that.

Good Luck with them.

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As said all those years ago (I see the previous posts were from 2004!) if the fish seems otherwise happy then don't worry about it. Have you got a photo of it?

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