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In an eight gallon? Probably.

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Ok thanks everyone
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Pygmy cories right? I have 6 in my 5.5 and they are doing fantastic.

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I'm not sure at the moment, if my LFS has them then I will get pygmy cories, if not then I will get regular ones.
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As long as you don't get bearded(they get to 13cm) corys 5 of the bronze(or other just an example) or even 8 pygmy corys would be fine.

Your tank will be full if stoked with 8 pygmy's or 5 normal size corys with the betta.

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I wouldn't do "normal" cories in less than a 15 gallon tank. They are super active. Stick to the pygmies.

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Well, after some research, the general consensus for regular Cories is about 10 gallons. Given my tank's abnormal depth and the fact that it is only 2 gallons under the minimum, I think I would be able to get away with it. Pygmy cories would be preferable but if I can't find them then I will go ahead with the regular ones.
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+1 to Crowntails. The larger cories are more active and, well, much larger. Seriously, my oldest peppered cory is an absolute leviathan. Pandas are the absolute largest cory you would want to get. If you can't get pandas or pygmys, I really would not get cories at all. I don't even like 'normal' cories for a ten gallon.

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Yeah, my friend has some panda cories and they do seem to be smaller than the others. Thankfully they are quite ubiquitous in fish stores.

If cories are pushing it then how about a group of Otos? They seem to be smaller and are apparently quite good at eating algae.

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They are, but they are a lot more sensitive than cories, and, IME, have a larger bioload.

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