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A fishes bioload doesn't depend on size 100% a one inch gold fish will make a lot of ammonia , yet a 2 inch betta will make little. It depends on the species...

Also, cories are schooling fish and should at least have 5 together, same with neons except they can get aggressive when in small schools so 8+ is best.


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yea my husband and I decided to get Mr. frogs... tomorrow i think :)
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A fishes bioload doesn't depend on size 100% a one inch gold fish will make a lot of ammonia , yet a 2 inch betta will make little. It depends on the species...

Also, cories are schooling fish and should at least have 5 together, same with neons except they can get aggressive when in small schools so 8+ is best.
Yes i agree on that but i believe (never had a frog though) that 5 pigmies would still be a lower bioload, after all they have cleaning properties as well.

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Yes i agree on that but i believe (never had a frog though) that 5 pigmies would still be a lower bioload, after all they have cleaning properties as well.
really? I would love to get a pygmy cory if i could, but i read online that it needs 10g... and i read online that the frogs need 1g... they are treated with the same judgment as bettas... SOOOooo i figured i could get 2 frogs, bec i heard they play together, and then i think I am fully stocked and cant get anything else... if someone has had success with pygmy cories in their 5g... please lemme know:)
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really? I would love to get a pygmy cory if i could, but i read online that it needs 10g... and i read online that the frogs need 1g... they are treated with the same judgment as bettas... SOOOooo i figured i could get 2 frogs, bec i heard they play together, and then i think I am fully stocked and cant get anything else... if someone has had success with pygmy cories in their 5g... please lemme know:)
My daughter has a couple of panda corys in her 5.5 with her betta...they are doing just fine. Though I think I might steal them and put em in my cory tank...they are so cute.
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My daughter has a couple of panda corys in her 5.5 with her betta...they are doing just fine. Though I think I might steal them and put em in my cory tank...they are so cute.
gosh now i cant pick haha bec cories are super cute but the frogs r funny... guess we will see
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actually just checked and the pandas have a higher bioload than the frogs or the pygmys ... :/ and the pygmys swim in the middle of the tank and not the bottom like i was hoping... so i guess its frogs
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We had a frog at one time. It was my daughters...we had it with a betta and the betta would always eat the frogs food so we had to "hand feed" the frog...and he ate soooo slow! It was cute at first then it became a hassle. We gave it to a friend who now has it in his own little tank.
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yea i expect that to be a pain, but i plan on using a dish at the bottom to place the pellets with a turkey baster... hopefully it works... ill deff keep the pandas in mind though... they dont get as big as the regular cories
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my hubbs likes the pandas, but we're concerned about waste... how often do you change the water of the 5.5g with the betta
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