Schroeder and the corys - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-16-2009, 01:31 AM Thread Starter
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Schroeder and the corys

Hi again folks. I've noticed my betta Schroeder flaring at the corys and chasing them around at times, especially away from food put in for the corys. Any suggestions on how to resolve this or should I wait and see if it escalates?
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-16-2009, 04:30 AM
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Have you tried feeding the betta then throwing in some pellets for the corys so he is eating and distracted when the corys eat?

If the corys stay away from the betta most of the time I would keep an eye on it, but if the betta constantly bothers the corys or the corys just keep getting in the way of the betta you might want to seperate them cus its no fun if both cory and betta are getting stressed a lot.

Do you think it could be due to lack of space in the tank? (not sure the size of your tank)

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Since cories are bottom feeders, you could put the food on the bottom of the tank with a turkey baster.
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Food had been on the bottom for them. I did try being more careful where the food went and I've noticed nothing happening (though Ive been very busy so easily could have missed something). The corys all look okay so I think its just a see how it goes sort of thing.
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cool :) lets us know how things go.

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I have a betta and 2 cories in a 5 gal. and the betta loves to chase them around. he'll even hide in stealth mode. he loves to chase but has never "attacked" them.

as for feeding, my betta will eat the hikari sinking wafers that i feed the cories. he doesn't like flake food so i throw in a few flakes near the filter flow which will eventually make it down to the bottom of the tank for the cories.

so far, everyone seems pretty happy and they've been living together for about 3 months now.

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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So you can put a betta with other fish in a 5 gal

my 7 bettas
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50% water changes every week (30% for 5 gal) feed two pelets a day
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Yes, a minimum of 5 gallons.
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sounds like they just need to get used to each other

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I think its not gonna work, all the cories have what I think are wounds about the gills, curved areas that are reddish then seem to turn silverish white like a scar. Only problem is, I don't have the equipment to put Schroeder in another tank. I have a filter, but I don't have a heater for him. Its a 5g acryllic with an incandescent 25w in the hood. Think that would be enough for temp/emergency? I've also caught him striking the panda cory (the smallest), fully flared.
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