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if my PH is too high wouldnt that mean that any cories wouldnt work? My LFS BREEDS these fish in my water params.


i will be probably getting two of a species, or one albino and one peppered, do 2x PWC's a week, UNTILL i upgrade


there are no pygmies around, and i am afraid to ship
Please get a proper shoal, then add another once you get a larger tank...

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hmm

it is between the peppered and albinos, as they are the smallest.

the pygmies are more delicate and dont adapt as easily, so i think i will stay away from those for now.
Albinos are the LARGEST. Not the smallest.

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Finally and from what I have read different varities dont school not sure if its true pygmy are way better for your small tank.
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ok, so 3 peppered's?

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post #25 of 114 (permalink) Old 10-29-2012, 08:11 PM
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Emerald cories aren't cories, they are bronchis splendens, not related to corydoras aenus (bronze/albino),
I saw the catfish part, sorry! Olympia told me this, I completely forgot. xD Oh, and Pandas like a cooler tropical temperature like 72-75.

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Please get a proper shoal, then add another once you get a larger tank...
I agree with this. Upgrading is recommended...I'd hold off buying them until you can properly house a larger group.


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so i can't hold 2-3 peppered's in my tank?

Not with one single betta?

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it says they need even softer water, acidity levels higher than regular cories, and are harder to find and adapt.

If i do choose pygmies how many?

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Three to 5.
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