||Button and Chewy
||Three months, One year old|
||Bronze Cory, Leopard Cory|
is Button and her/his mother, Chewy. We can't tell gender yet, but
we think of Button as a girl. Her dad is Crunchy, also a Bronze Cory.
The photo inset is Button when I first noticed her in the community
tank. She was about 5mm long at the time. I wasn't intending to breed
Corys, so her parents were just in the community tank with other more
omnivorous fish. Somehow, she managed to not get eaten. I found her when
I was about to vacuum the tank. I looked in and a little voice in my
head said, "wait, there's a pair of eyes looking back at you." It gave
me quite a shock until I realized that one of the Cory eggs had hatched
and survived. That was Button!
Button is really active and always looking around for food. She enjoys
swimming in the output from the filter and climbing in the plant
branches in the tank. Button now has two more siblings, Mumble and
I think Chewy is Button's mother. Corys are a schooling catfish and they
like to be in groups of five or more. Adult Corys can be pretty sedentary,
and Chewy likes to sit around resembling a boat hull much of the time.
They can move remarkably fast when they want to, though. Chewy
particularly enjoys eating shrimp pellets and flake food that drops near