Can I move my Albino corys from a cooler tank to a warmer set-up?

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What if you want to transfer your Albino Corydoras to a warmer aquarium? Dr Michael Hardman has some advice.

I would be surprised if yours showed any stress after moving to a warmer aquarium, provided you are careful with their acclimatisation.

Put the Corydoras in a large plastic bag filled with water from the cool aquarium, then place it in the warm aquarium and allow plenty of time for the water inside the bag to slowly warm to the new temperature before releasing the fish.

If you intend to warm a currently cool aquarium, increase temperature by 1°C per day and the fish should be fine.

Corydoras generally prefer cooler temperatures of 23-25°C/73-77°F, so bear this in mind.

This article was first published in the Christmas 2009 issue of Practical Fishkeeping magazine. It may not be reproduced without written permission.