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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-29-2013, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Corys or shrimp.

So my lfs and petco nearby have both Cory's and shrimp between the two I have a wide selection.
I would like to add some Cory's or shrimp to my 10 gallon after the cycle and Ive heard it's unwise to add both.
My plan was to add one to one tank and then the other to my future tank that I have planned.
I would like some opinions on adding ether. Also I'm looking for more hiding places bonus points for suggestions all I have currently are 6 plants (11 If you count the floating ones seperately)! :)
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-29-2013, 09:14 PM
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Very bad to add both. Shrimp can go with calm bettas. VERY calm bettas. Won't fully flare at neighbors calm bettas. Corys are good all around and need less care.
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So betta generally don't mess with Cory's?
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Nope. I'd go with either 8 Pygmy cories or 5 Panda Cories in your 10 gallon.

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Nope. I'd go with either 8 Pygmy cories or 5 Panda Cories in your 10 gallon.
Id love a shoal of panda cories, how many should you add, it appears I went through a silent cycle. I did pick up a flower shrimp but I heard they leave each other alone.
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5-6 panda cories would be ideal. Make sure you have a sand substrate, though, as they have such delicate little barbels.

I'm going to disagree that it's bad to add both - as long as the shrimp have hiding places (to hide from the betta, the cories will ignore them) then it is perfectly fine. Shrimp contribute very little to the bioload, won't bother the cories, and don't actually need that much care, just relatively low nitrates. I have about 50 cherry shrimp with my cories and sorority and have never encountered any problems.

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I don't have a sand substrate I have small gravel
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That could be problematic for the cories. I'd suggest making the switch. :)

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