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I heard that most corys die of starvation so I was wondering how to tell if they are full
 

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When looking at them, they should have an even body shape sloping to the tail. Any pinch or dent in the lower belly, especially under the pelvic fins would be showing they're too thin.

Or if they're literally skeletal, but that's in very poor shape if they're that thin.

Ive rescued some in that condition.
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Can see this fish is greatly sunken in, the skull contours can be seen easily and you can see the space between the pelvic fin and anal fin is dipped in and concave. This fish was in very poor shape, she had parasites and was severely emaciated.

She survived, can see she might be a little too well fed now, to compare, and her son in the background too.
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That said, most corydoras do not die of starvation. They will readily feed on most fish foods, so not sure where you have heard this.

Perhaps, are you mixing them up with otocinclus catfish? They're prone to starving and often arrive emaciated during importation due to improper/lack of foods for them.
 

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Are they ok?

Ya o have seen them happily eat leftover , no never kept otocinclus
 

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Something is nipping or damaging their tail fins, but body condition wise, theyre not starving or thin. Best to feed them sinking type foods, insect or meat based as theyre carnivores mostly. Fluval Bug Bites is a good option if it's available to you. Things like algae wafers should only be a treat with them rather than a main diet.


Now as to the fins... are these fish new and this is the condition? Or do they have a tankmate that's going after them?

Keep water very clean with frequent water changes and the tannins from the leaf litter should help them a lot.


Btw, lovely trilineatus corydoras
 

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They share a tank with a betta who was nipped them at the start but hasn’t since, I am currently dealing with the fins with frequent water changes ,they mostly eat what every the betta spits out ,I occasionally use a turkey blaster to feed them just to make sure they are eating enough

Ya I find them very unique a real conversation piece,I like albinos but I just wanted something different

Anything else I can do to help the fin regrowth?
 

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I heard that most corys die of starvation so I was wondering how to tell if they are full
if you don't feel the cory's are getting any food after your other fish have munched, then try buying fish food designed to sink to the bottom of the tank. here's some that my cory love.
1. Algae Wafers by Hikari. I break them into like 4 pieces and drop them in.
2. Shrimp pellets by Omega One
3. Bug Bites by Fluval

all three of these sink quickly and can be eaten therefore by the cories. I prefer this as opposed to overfeeding in the hopes that something gets to the bottom. IMO that my other fish will also go to the bottom to feast on these too; but the cory ultimately get them or most of them. Gotta love the cories too.
 

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Is this ok, I fed it once but it was too big and didn’t seem to be eating it , and if I crushed it up the betta eats it
Does it sink to the bottom? If so I would say it good since it is meant for Cory. Are they not coming up to it at all? If not try the shrimp pellets or algae wafers I mentioned. Mine really like both.

Is this ok, I fed it once but it was too big and didn’t seem to be eating it , and if I crushed it up the betta eats it
They might be nibbling at it. They will not swallow it whole. My algae wafers and shrimp pellets are too big to fit in their small mouth opening. They kinda nibble on stuff. But they are getting little bites.
 

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Does it sink to the bottom? If so I would say it good since it is meant for Cory. Are they not coming up to it at all? If not try the shrimp pellets or algae wafers I mentioned. Mine really like both.
They do seem to eat it but the shape doesn’t change so they might not be eating it,(I will try to get a video later during their feeding

They might be nibbling at it. They will not swallow it whole. My algae wafers and shrimp pellets are too big to fit in their small mouth opening. They kinda nibble on stuff. But they are getting little bites.
That’s exactly what they are doing,the food is meant for plecos too
 
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