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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-03-2010, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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My betta's tanks temp is at around 85 degrees and he loves it. I want to introduce some cory cats sometime and was wondering the proper way to do it. my friend put some neon tetras in his tank and they died within an hour. im almost positive it was the temp/cond of the the water.

how would i go about doing that for cory cats without accidentally killing them?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-03-2010, 12:18 PM
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Yikes 85!! That's a little too high, I personally don't go above 82.

How big is your tank?

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I think that temp is too high for corys. From what I've read, their upper temp is 79. I keep my tank between 79 and 80.

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I have a 5g right now. i dont plan on getting the corys till i start my 10g which should be this month. the first time i noticed the water temp was at 85 i almost flipped. i thought i was frying my fish. but he seems to love it.

its weird tho. the heater i have is a lil 10 dollar heater that raises the water temp only 3 degrees from what it was normally. i know the light can raise the temp as well but it only on for around 8hrs of each day. so normally its around 81-82 degrees.

when i transfer my betta to the 10g i want to keep the same temp as in the 5g. but since the corys max temp is around 79, i might have to drop the temp so i dont flash fry them.

ive read that a 10g would be decent for 1 betta and 3 corys. would it be worth it in the long run to up grade 5g's bigger?

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The general rule is, no tank mates unless your tank is 10g+ So, once you get a 10g you could fit up to 5 cory cats probably.

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5 corys in a 10g? I was only planning on putting 3, but if i can squeez 5 in there i might give it a try.

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Cories are schooling fish and prefer larger groups.
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Gotcha! 5 it is then.

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I just put 4 Cory's in with my betta in a new 10g tank yesterday. They seem to like it so far. I have to go get them some food today...forgot to get that at the store!
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