Even Skunks deserve attention

9 Jan

This little Skunk is the Skunk Cory, another of those great, perfect, outstanding, wonderful little fishes of the family Corydoras. They have all the good traits of the Green Cory and the 3-stripe Cory. They are hardy, active, and peaceful.

But don’t assume that all Cories are the same. Corydoras species really are different from each other. A slight quirk of my Skunk Cories is that they sometimes perch on the leaves and bigger rocks that are in their tank, while the other catfish are almost always on the gravel bottom. Corydoras species really are different from each other. Some are hard to spawn, some breed readily. Some like warm water, some cooler. It’s up to us to decide if we care enough to see those differences.  Observe them,  appreciate their unique lives.

I have read on several Internet sites that Skunk Cories are more sensitive to water quality issues than some other Corydoras. I haven’t noticed that they are touchy in that way but maybe we should be extra-vigilant about cleaning filters and doing our water changes. All of our fish would benefit.

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