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Old 10-28-2012, 10:21 PM   #1 
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8 gallon betta tank and cories?

I'm planning an 8 gallon betta tank and was wondering if I could safely put a group of panda cories or some other catfish in a tank that size?
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:31 PM   #2 
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Cories would work in an 8 gallon. Make sure to use sand. Also cories will be hard to feed because they eat slowly and bettas are fatties. Theres a couple things you can do, which I recommend all of them. Feed at night, break up the food so if the betta finds one and eats it, the cories have a chance at, at least two more. Try to put the food in unnoticed, then your betta may not go food hunting for a bit.
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What about a single Panda Garra with the betta??
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What about a single Panda Garra with the betta??
Cory catfish are a shoaling fish and need to be kept in groups of at least 4. When kept alone they are more stressed which can lead to illness. They will also exhibit abnormal behaviors. Panda cories are already really sensitive when kept in proper group numbers so I wouldn't even try to keep just 1 or 2.
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That's good to know, thank you. And do you know if a single panda garra would work?
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