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Old 01-10-2012, 02:53 PM   #81 
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Can always add a couple more albino cories to the tank or maybe get some tetras or some other schooling fish if you're not quite ready for another betta. Sorry about your loss.
I agree with Rosso. You really should add at least two more albino/bronze/green cories so you can make a small shoal. Cories are happiest and least stressed when they are kept in larger groups. I would recommend 4 cories for a ten gallon. There really is a change in behavior for the better when you keep more cories together.

You should add cories of the same species but it doesn't necessarily need to be albino. If the albinos are C. aeneus you can add green or bronzes and they will school with the albinos. If they are C. paleatus you can add peppered cories. Albinos from Petsmart are C. aeneus I don't know about other stores.
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Old 01-10-2012, 05:16 PM   #82 
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Hi there I just joined today,hello to you all and a very happy new year and I would like to share my tank details with you all.

My wife and I have a 6 gall Fluval edge tank and have kept 11 neon tetras and 4 Habrosus dainty cories in it for almost a year now and they are getting along fine.Today we added 5 endlers guppies and they are all getting along great.

Does anybody know if they will cross breed .The 5 endlers guppies are all males
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Do you mean will the different species reproduce with each other? That answer is no. In theory the cories or the neon tetras could mate within their species. In that tank it's unlikely though. I don't have any knowledge of breeding tetras but I know that cories prefer specific conditions to breed and that it requires effort to get many of the corydora species to breed.

I would like to point out that your tank is overstocked though. It would be in the fish's best interest to upgrade their tank size. The smaller species of cory tend to be less hardy than the larger species so it often better to keep them in larger groups (6-8) to reduce stress.
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Old 01-10-2012, 06:50 PM   #84 
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Hi hedgehog thanks for reply .Yes I did mean will they cross breed species wise and I do know corys like certain conditions.

We are in the process of upgrading to a bigger tank but cant decide which one to have .
I know about the rule of thumb 1" of fish to 6"of water and the overstock is very temporary(we only bought the guppies today and they are little more than fry at the moment,and the guy at the fish suppliers we use says that the filter on the fluval edge we have is more than capable to support the extra fish on a temp basis).They seem to have settled in tonight and are not at all stressed.I will keep a careful watch on the water quality as well as I always do so thankyou for your concern but it is only very temporary as I say.
Perhaps you could help us decide on the tank choice.If this is in another thread pm me please and we can chat.
Thanks again for your reply
We had 6 dainty corys but have lost 2 over a year and have not been able to find another supplier to replace them.
I agree that they are happier in shoals of 6 or more
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Okay I just wanted to make sure you were aware that it was overstocked. Some people just throw fish together because they look cool and don't care about the needs of the fish. That doesn't seem to be the case here though since you did get proper schools :). I can understand that getting certain species of cories can be hard. I've only managed to find two where I live. I'm not that great with stocking since I only keep cories with bettas so haven't really worked out the differentiation between bottom and midlevel swimmers. Tropicalfishkeeping recommends at least a 15 gallon for the tetras. I would think a 15-20 gallon would work out with the fish you listed. If you feel comfortable with aquabid may have dainty cories for sale. I don't know how well they would do when shipped though.
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:42 PM   #86 
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Hi hedgehog I dont know whats going on but this thread is also on Betafish (apparently at 7.20 in the morning )do you know anything about this??
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:58 PM   #87 
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Hmm...I was actually accessing it through the betta fish forum and wasn't sure where to find it on TFK. I'm also not certain how to change the time. Maybe it says somewhere under the User CP at the top of the forum. Sorry you think I would have figured it out in the year and a half I've been on this.
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