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Old 03-29-2013, 01:28 AM   #1 
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Question 4 cory cats?

I'm thinking of adding four cory cats in my 40 liter tank would this push the bio-load over it's limit?
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:30 AM   #2 
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What else is in it? What type of cory?
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:33 AM   #3 
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Just a betta, I was thinking of getting some pygmy's
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If you get Pygmy's, they need to be in at least schools of 6.
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I'm pretty sure pygmys can be in a school of four but like any cory they would prefer six. That would be fine for stocking.
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They could be, but I found my Pygmies more active with more friends. Makes them more outgoing.
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:54 PM   #7 
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So 4-6 pygmy's would be fine? If I just got 4 normal ones would that stress him to much? would they out grow the 40 liters? Sorry for all the questions.
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I would stick with the pygmies. Whilst larger cories, such as bronze, won't die if you chuck them in a 40 litre, they are much larger and do seem confined by the space. Smaller cories (pygmy or panda) will be much better for the size of a 40 litre. This is especially true if it is something like the AquaOne 380, which is cube-shaped rather than rectangular, and has quite a small footprint.

Bear in mind that pygmy and panda cories really do need a sand substrate rather than gravel. :)
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