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Old 08-02-2012, 07:05 AM   #11 
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Um, if you get corydoras I would really suggest getting the hasborsus, pygmaeus, or hastatus. They're all smaller corydoras that would love a 10g tank, especially a planted one! If you don't get one of those kinds I would suggest only the juliis or pandas for your tank. Those get around 2", they'd be a little cramped but nothing compared to a 3-4" beast corydora! Just a little more information
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:51 AM   #12 
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Cories are great janitors, but they need extra food

Also they do need smoother types of gravel.

I've had bad luck with cories, most of mine don't last more than 6 months. I had cories that spawned one year, but I was totally unprepared.

Also with a betta in residence, you would have to make sure the betta's not helping himself to a portion of the shrimp pellets.

Those varieties of cories are usually not that common @ LFS and the ones I've seen usually start out at $3-$5 each.

  • I think spending that money on essentials like a decent ADJUSTABLE 50-75W heater, & a decent filtration unit with some sort of flow control would be higher on the to do list.
  • Also one of those API Master Water Test kits as well.

Cycle the filter which usually takes several weeks and once completed, then you can consider adding new fish.
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