Panda Cories acting funny

click to vote now!
FishForums.net Pet of the Month

Naterjm

Fishaholic
Tank of the Month!
Joined
Oct 29, 2020
Messages
565
Reaction score
591
Location
Canada
The last two days my panda cories have taken on a new behaviour.

I only have two and was planning on getting a few more when I can find them locally.

they have started hanging out in the corner of the tank, it’s very open area there, not much in the way of hardscape.

anyways, they get close to each other, and then start going nuts with each other, swimming up and down, left and right, all over each other, never leaving each other’s side really. It’s not too erratic that they looked stressed, as they will settle down after a half minute at a time, rest beside each other, maul each other a bit then start all over.

I took a good look at them, I cant see any signs of injuries or infection and all water parameters check out normal.

they maintain this behaviour which appears to be social in nature. When they swim up the side wall, they aren’t going to the top, or gasping for air. I can’t see any redness in the gills.

when it’s feeding time, they quit their shenanigans and rummage around like normal, eating well.

I have looked at other websites profile pages and I think this could possibly be breeding behaviour, but I cant be sure.

either way I’m keeping a close eye on it, and I’m off work the weekend, so if they keep it up I’ll try to get some video.

Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
 

JemZ

Fish Crazy
Joined
Oct 1, 2020
Messages
355
Reaction score
221
Location
Florida
Sounds like a mating ritual; as long as there are no signs of illness I wouldn't worry too much. Are the two cories you referring to male and a female?
 
OP
OP
Naterjm

Naterjm

Fishaholic
Tank of the Month!
Joined
Oct 29, 2020
Messages
565
Reaction score
591
Location
Canada
No idea.

I have a general idea of how sex cories, but I haven’t taken the time to check, I got them real small and they’ve grown quickly.

the bigger one is probably in between 1 1/2” and the smaller one is a touch smaller.

I did peak my head in the room and watched them from about 10’ away... it definitely looks like one is chasing the other around.

lights are out now for the night, I’ll try and get a video tomorrow if they’re still going tomorrow.
 

Colin_T

Fish Guru
Joined
Jan 26, 2008
Messages
36,210
Reaction score
20,686
Location
Perth, WA
video of the fish?

if they are eating well and not showing any physical signs on their bodies, it is probably them being social in a boyfriend girlfriend kind of way.
 

Most reactions

trending

Staff online

Members online

Top