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post #1 of 97 (permalink) Old 01-27-2017, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
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Pygmy corys

Hi everyone! I recently set up a 10 gal for a new little female betta. I'm just waiting for a new light and then for the plants to really fill in. Does anyone have any experience with Pygmy corys in a betta tank?
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post #2 of 97 (permalink) Old 01-27-2017, 01:05 PM
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Pygmy cories are pretty much the best betta tankmate. Being that they are catfish, they can be a bit sensitive. You should wait a couple months for your tank to cycle and mature before adding them. That also gives more time for your plants to grow in and provide them with the cover they need. Get at least 6, as they're shoaling fish and need to be in groups.
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I have dwarf corydoras including pygmys in my ten gallon. As @sabrinah said, they're pretty much the ultimate tankmate. Happy, sweet and fun, I would totally go for them after your tank is a month or two mature. Also, I love the look of your tank. Very nice. Is your gravel substrate sharp? Gravel can wear down cory cat's 'whiskers', which are called barbels. They use them to rummage about and find food since they have poor eyesight.
Your betta is very cute! what's her name?
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Thank you guys! The little girls name is Kat (from taming of the shrew) all my bettas have shakespearean names
She's a "baby girl" from petco, I'm excited to see if she marbles out a bit more.

The substrate is black fluorite, I know it might be a little sharp than I would like for corys. I'm getting more ground cover plants though so that should help. I would wait until it was all grown in before adding the little ones (probably a month or 2).
I want to get about 10 of them. I have a fluval 20 filter on the tank and I'm religious about water testing and water changes so I'm not worried about the bio load.
Thanks so much for the help!


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What a cutie! I'm in love, haha.
Sounds good on ten. I have eleven black diamond/dwarf spotted/pygmys in my ten gallon and they love it.
I have carpeting plants and my favorite by far is monte carlo. it looks like baby tears but is so much hardier.

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She is a character for sure I got more plants today and she had to "help" me plant each one (she chases the roots all the way down each time).

During planting shot, she has to be involved.

New current FTS!! I love the difference in the two sides. Got my jungle on one side and the garden on the other haha.


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You'll need some broad-leaf plants like Anubias. Pygmy Cory love resting on them and will clean the leave of dropped food. You can have 10+ in a 10 gallon. However, they are not really bottom fish; more mid-level. For the bottom you might look at my favorites: Habrosus Cory. They are tiny, too.

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I just added some anubias coffeefolia to the right side!

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Beautiful tank!
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