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i have 7.8 ph

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What would it say if you put in 5 Zebra Danios for 10 gallon it is too glitchy for me and Cories are very active.
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I have a group of 4 pygmy cories and they are great. They betta do not even notice them and they are really active cleaning the tank. My PH is 7.8 and just as high in gh/kh too but the cories seem to be doing very well despite how hard the water is.

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The link said maxium for pygmies is 8.0 PH.
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I also have high pH and hard water, and my pygmy cories are thriving! They are super entertaining to watch. They are nocturnal, so don't count on them playing during the day. However, mine come out in the evenings and play in the filter stream. I love their itty bitty selves! They are ridiculously cute little fish, in my opinion. :) I have them in with neon tetras, who also are thriving. It's really more about what they are used to, as far as I can tell. Mine all came from my LFS, so they have no issues with the local water.

6 is generally the recommended minimum for pygmy cories, and supposedly they are good fish to have in with bettas.

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ok, well do you think i could special order some pygmies from petco? I REALLY would like a little school!


It is so great to hear that they are hardy and adaptable!

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just read up on about three atricles, and they all said that pygmies are extremly sensitive and die easy?!?!

I am so confused..

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sorry for all the posts lol!


BEST NEWS EVER. Just called my petco and they carry 'PANDA" cories. What are these? Are they pygmies? How hardy are they? IT SAYS THEY ARE SENSISTIVE>>>

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just read up on about three atricles, and they all said that pygmies are extremly sensitive and die easy?!?!

I am so confused..
Well I must be a fantastic fish keeper! lol. I don't do anything special.

Just keep a clean tank with frequent water changes.

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ok. how frequent? I really like the peppered's, but the pygmies are cute too...

i think i rather start with the hardier cories such as the peppers and then work my way up to pygmies. I want to see how they will do in my params.
If they have to, they can end up having my 10 gal all to themselves later...

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