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post #21 of 51 (permalink) Old 02-12-2013, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the feedback guys. When I get the new tank and cories, I'll be on the look out for any problems.

The betta I plan to move to the 6.6 was one I rescued from a science project where he was kept in ~2 cups of cold yellow/brown water. His tank temp is currently 77-78 and he's a tough fellow so I think he'll be okay :)
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post #22 of 51 (permalink) Old 02-13-2013, 03:18 PM
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What kind of cories are you doing again?

The only kind you can get in a tank this small is 6-8 pygmy cories. They are super tiny and work well in tanks of 5 gallons or larger.

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I'm aiming for pygmies or habrosas. If I can't find any at any store (theres a big fish specialty store 20 minutes away so I doubt it) then I'm considering some albinos, I'll have to buy the tank and have it right in front of me so I can judge the space better.
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Albinos need at least 20 gallons IMO. If you can't find them, look on Aquabid!

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IME albinos are weaker and like shallower water :O they do stay smaller however...or maybe most just die early.
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They get to usually around 2-3" so I think they get too big. Pygmy cories and Salt & Pepper cories get to be an inch of less, making them much more compatible with a tank at this size.

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I think the 2-3in statistics are due to them being derived from C. aenus. But I think something in their genetics keeps them much smaller. lmk if you see one that's 3in. lol
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Well you wont have to worry about me getting any albinos because I talked to the guy at my lps and he said he does carry habrosas :D He was out of stock at the time, but he'll get more eventually and speaking of salt and pepper cories, he just got a fresh shipment of those.

Sometimes Im amazed at how nice these people are :P He said he can order pygmies if I wanted, but I think Ill get the habrosas when I cycle my tank. Thanks for all the info
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nice! I love the small sp of cories! they're so darn cute!
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If anyone needs a dose of cute or any convincing that the little cories are awesome :) Rep thinks the cories sinking pellets are very yummy too... and it's funny, he's figured out that when they swarm it means there is food.

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(just ignore the sound in the background.. kids were watching cartoons)
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