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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-13-2011, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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So While getting more gravel and while buying some fish food I gto drawn in. I got a Cory Catfish and a Pleco. How exactly should I put them into my empty tank?
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TBH, you'll probably want to take the Pleco back or find him a different home. Plecos tend to get HUGE and will definitely need a larger tank eventually. He'll probably be fine for a little bit, but eventually he's just going to out-grow that tank.

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The Pleco I got is tiny, I have a 29 Gallon tank...Is this not good?

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Cories do best in groups of four or more of the same species so you really should get some more. Depending on the type of cory you got though you could get a few different colored ones to make the tank more interesting and they'll still all school. Coryadora aeneus comes in three color varieties--bronze, green, and albino. Cories of different species tend not to school together. A happy cory in a school really has a fun personality that is noticeably different from when kept alone.
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Your pleco is probably just young. It WILL grow (seriously, google the pictures o.o) I think there is a species or two that stay small, but most of the time those AREN'T the ones in the pet stores. Many times they will grow big enough that they'll NEED a 55 gallon tank, at the least! Hedgehog is correct, as well. Cories are schooling fish and do best in groups of 4+ (as they said, Aah!!).

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Ah then I'll look into getting som3 more Corys on tuesday when I got to pick up the Cherry shrimp and the mystery snail. With the Pleco...Should I keep it till it gets big or um...What do I do? My mom is sleeping...

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do you know what kind of pleco it is? if not could you post pics of it?

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No, he said it was just a pleco. Here is a picture.


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I'm having trouble seeing that picture......I believe the smallest is a Bristle-Nosed Pleco, it gets about 5 inches long, but if he told you just a pleco, it may be a common pleco, they get about 2 feet long :/

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