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I wonder how easy Pygmy Cories are? They seem like Carters perfect match.
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We have about 8 of the cute little boogers, they're pretty low maintenance, just make sure that you offer them places to hide from the betta.

They do well in a planted tank, with driftwood, and they're a schooling fish, the more of them there are, the happier they'll be. They're also timid in nature. If there's even the slightest conflict over food with another fish, the cories will flee. They also like swimming space up in the midwater zone (where your betta usually hangs out)

We LOVE our pygmy cories, they're so cute, and entertaining. But they frequently make themselves scarce. So you may or may not see them all of the time.

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What do I feed them?
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we feed ours algae discs, spirulina, and they pick up whatever is left over from the other fish. they also like to clean off the morimo ball, driftwood, and plants.

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We haven't touched on the color/size of the mystery snail vs. betta. Someone could do a Master's thesis on this. My 2 mystery snails are dark blue. I wonder if the white or gold snail gets harassed more?
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Bettas react differently to different colors. Carter harrsed a yellow snail but ignored a blue snail.
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I have 2 albino snails with my sorority, the snails thrive with no one harassing them. They're bigger than the girls, around 2 inches and a half. The girls are probably scared due to the size. lol

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I have heard some apple snails getting the size of a baseball.
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I should try it with my 3 snails. I have a golden mystery, a blue mystery, and my trapdoor is brown. My trapdoor (who has lived with Mushu, and my recently departed "king" betta who was 3" long) is about the size of one of those big "shooter" marbles. Nobody ever bothered it one bit. I haven't tried housing the blue or gold with anyone, but it'd be worth a shot to see if it makes a difference.

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I would get pieces of paper that are different colors and see how they react to the colors.
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