Skiffia bilineata

Discussion in 'Livebearers' started by Scott Wiersema, Dec 17, 2014.

  1. Scott Wiersema

    Scott Wiersema Executive Board

    I just got my first drop of fry. They are huge. I am wondering if I could put cories with these fry? I could feed them more heavily that way. I am not sure how aggressive they are with other fish.
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  2. Cinnamonsticks

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    I don't believe corys would seek out fry for snacks, however I can easily see a cory vacuuming up a fry.
  3. Scott Wiersema

    Scott Wiersema Executive Board

    I agree that cories would eat small fry. I was worried about the opposite. Cories don't have mouths that allow them to bite other fish. Some peaceful livebearers can pick at cories until they have open wounds and died from infections. S. bilineata are huge on day one. I would say bigger than a month old guppy. I doubt if many Cories could shallow them.

    I recently had some adult cories with I. furicens fry. The finned were chewed on daily. Most of the fry were 1" to 2". The cories were close to 3".

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