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Old 06-29-2012, 07:35 PM   #11 
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Corydoras can adapt to hard water, but they come from softer water.(someone with more knowledge might come along). As for shrimp you can have as many as you want as their bioload is quite small.
If I were you I would get pygmy Corydoras. (If it is possible that is.)
Thanks so much! I think that i will be getting the pygmy cories, and have them special order/requested from Petsmart. i was reading on their site, and turns out, they probably breed them in-store, so they are already in my water conditions :) How many would you recommend?

Will the gravel bother them?

Also, one last question,

how should i put them in without stressing my betta who has been in the tank for almost 2 years?>


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Old 06-29-2012, 07:39 PM   #12 
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Well, Gravel is fine if it is not sharp. But they just love sand, I guess thats information for future reference. 4-5 is fine as long as those are the only fish + your betta in the tank (well since they are pygmy I'm sure you could go at 5 because they love schools of 5. Make sure to get some kind of food for them that sits on the bottom. I'm not too much of a corydora expert but I just know that much.
as for adding them it shouldnt be too much of a problem because they will be at ground level.
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Well, Gravel is fine if it is not sharp. But they just love sand, I guess thats information for future reference. 4-5 is fine as long as those are the only fish + your betta in the tank (well since they are pygmy I'm sure you could go at 5 because they love schools of 5. Make sure to get some kind of food for them that sits on the bottom. I'm not too much of a corydora expert but I just know that much.
Thanks! I have sinking algae pellets/tablets and i can feed them live vegetables and possibly frozen bloodworms(?).
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:42 PM   #14 
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yup, as long a they get some kind of food!
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:44 PM   #15 
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thanks! BTW, did you see the pic of my gravel? what do you think? (is it okay for them?)
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:50 PM   #16 
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uh I see it, but I am not too sure. I guess the only way to tell is to feel it and if there is nothing that feels sharp then it should be ok.
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:51 PM   #17 
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Pygmy cories are tiny. Though gravel may be fine for the larger species, I would not have them in anything but sand for health concerns.
Also, I doubt pet smart breeds them. O__O
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:34 PM   #18 
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my bronze cories love sand. their barbells have become long and beautiful since i brought them home :) i'd recommend switching to sand no matter what cories you get. particularly little ones, like Olympia said.
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Thanks everybody! I do not want to restart my tank yet, but i will once Honeycomb passes away. Then i will redo my tank with sand and the betta and the pygmies.
I will just settle for shrimp for now. What should i do about my filter intake tube? Could the ghost shrimp get caught(its not wide enough for a full grown to get through)in it? Also, i am worried the shrimp will stress my betta who has been in this tank for 2 years. Last but not least, my final concern is that the shrimp won't get any food because i only feed my betta 2-3 pellets 6 days a week, and my betta always gets to them and eats them. Can the shrimp eat algae wafers?



BTW< what type of sand would be the best as in grain size, texture, and for the filter. I will be getting an AQUACLEAR HOB filter soon, so i don't want a sand that clumps or will get sucked up in the filter.


Can pygmies do okay in hard water and a high ph?


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Old 06-30-2012, 06:31 PM   #20 
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Cories need sand and should live in groups of atleast 5 or 6
plecos poo WAY too much for a 10 gallon. not to mention they will soon out grow the 10 gallon.
You are better off with either some shrimps or 1 or 2 netrie(sp) snails

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