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So, i went to the store today, and , no pool filter sand

But, i will be getting petco's sand, as i have heard many good things.

Since i will be getting sand, it got me thinking.

I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED cories, they are my absolute favorite fish. Bettas are second, i know....


I know my tank is 10 GAL. Could i possibly keep 1 or two of the ALBINOS with my betta?

i will clean it twice a week if i have to.

i check my water using test strips, but i could also get it checked at petsmart tommorrow when i go to get sand.

if i can have cories, will they be able to adapt? I am almost positive my LFS fish are farm-raised in our conditonds, but i will call them RIGHT NOW lol and ask.

Also, what special care do they need? are they hardy?

last but not least, should i wait a couple weeks after i add the sand to add them, or add them when i add the sand, IF I CAN HAVE THEM?



Thanks, i love how many possiblities this sand offers!

I will test my tank with the STRIPS right now, and have it tested at petsmart tommorrow. I will POST my readings in a minute :)

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Sand is great Bronze Cories adapt well to hard water occosional bottom feeder wafers they are omnivores but for your tank please get pygmy cories.
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ph: a little higher than 7.8
akalinity: 300
hardness(GH): 150

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They are shoaling fish, they're better in groups of 4-5 or more. I'm getting albino versions of the bronze cories. They take forever to eat. Omnivores, shrimp pellets and occasional algae wafers are good. (; They need soft substrate so when you buy them, there needs to be sand. They're a little bit hardy and remember to take out Honeycomb, add the cories, (After QT) and then add Honeycomb back in. You know, territorial reasons.

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1 or 2 cories isn't advised...they're shoaling fish. You'll need more if you want them happy & healthy.


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sheesh...what has been with thes forums lately!

Just called petsmart, and they are in fact keeping the cories in the SAME EXACT water parameters as me!

They currently carry:

-peppered
-green
-albino

which is the smallest and/or the hardiest?

I could always upgrade later..

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They are shoaling fish, they're better in groups of 4-5 or more. I'm getting albino versions of the bronze cories. They take forever to eat. Omnivores, shrimp pellets and occasional algae wafers are good. (; They need soft substrate so when you buy them, there needs to be sand. They're a little bit hardy and remember to take out Honeycomb, add the cories, (After QT) and then add Honeycomb back in. You know, territorial reasons.
thanks so much Lebron!

I will take him out, because i need to add the sand.
I think i might get either bronze or peppered.
could i get 2 for now and upgrade later?

could they readily adapt to my conditons? My petsmart is like right next door and they use plain tap water, conditioned of course

you think the pygmies are hardy?

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Like I pointed out the PH is tooi high and the tank is too small order some pygmy cories online.
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thanks so much Lebron!

I will take him out, because i need to add the sand.
I think i might get either bronze or peppered.
could i get 2 for now and upgrade later?

could they readily adapt to my conditons? My petsmart is like right next door and they use plain tap water, conditioned of course

you think the pygmies are hardy?
I'll get you some links from TFK. That site has EVERYTHING. I only know about the bronze cories. Sorry. I think they are, not like neon tetras.

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