I have a new obsession — I’ve upgraded to a larger aquarium. Today was the day I had to move my three cory catfish from the quarantine tank to the larger tank, to join the two corys I’ve already got in there. Apparently corys like being in a group, and the two I had were not too happy all by themselves.
Corys are difficult to net without hurting their spiny little fins so I made a fish-trap. A water-bottle cut in half with one side jammed in wrong way round, and a pellet of food for bait:
For a while it looked as though I was going to get lucky and trap a snail…
I thought it would take time, and was preparing myself to be patient but once I buried the open side a bit in the gravel, it was a matter of seconds before – one! Two! Three! In they went.
Couldn’t really get a good picture because these little things wriggle and swim around so fast!
Once they were in the big tank, the two resident corys who are usually so shy I might not see them for days, came out immediately to inspect the newcomers. At the moment, all of them are rooting around the bottom of the tank in a happy little group. So far, so good!
Next time, I’ll use a bottle that’s not pinched in the middle (less chance of escape once they are in) and use less bait, too. A whole pellet was far too much.