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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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Cory Cat and Betta

In my current unfiltered 2g tank, would I be able to house a cory cat with my betta? he gets 100% water changes every monday and has a large, actively growing pothos plant 3/4 submerged in his tank to filter out "gunk" it is heated and has a light. he is fed a combo of flakes, pellets and baby shrimp and is supplemented with vitachem. I was just thinking not only will he keep Sushi company but he can help clean up the left over food which will in turn keep the water cleaner, but if thats not gonna work its fine. just curious....

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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 08:55 PM
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No, too small of a tank, sorry. Also corys prefer the company of other corys.

Try a shrimp!
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u dont think Sushi will eat the shrimp? what kind also and how many in the 2g?

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Sorry to say, but no.

All Pygmy Corys require atleast ten gallons, and should be in schools of 4+.

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so what kind of shrimp or snails would work in the 2g? (if any?) its not biggie if he has to be alone till I upgrade, I was just trying to be thoughtful hahahah

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If he eats the shrimp that's OK, it's like a steak dinner for him

If he doesn't eat the shrimp, then they can be pals

Just get one shrimp to start, they are cheap.
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If he eats the shrimp that's OK, it's like a steak dinner for him

If he doesn't eat the shrimp, then they can be pals

Just get one shrimp to start, they are cheap.
lol :) is there a certain kind u recommend?

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I haven't gotten into shrimp yet but I plan to soon. I think ghost shrimp are the preferred betta friends. Or dinners as the case may be
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Snails are also a good choice, I like nerites. They poop a lot but heir poop is easy to see and remove from a small tank.

I don't know how much bioload a shrimp has compared to a snail.
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I was actually just reading up on zebra snails....think I might get one or 2 of those. any opinions on that?

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