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Old 11-07-2012, 08:03 PM   #1 
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Betta meets Some Pygmy Corydoras

Well, the nano tank has hit its population endgame - 1 betta, 10x pygmy corydoras, a handfull of Red cherry shrimp, and 2 snails (1 may be removed soon).

The cory's arrived in the mail from Wet Spot Tropical of Oregon. Surprisingly, every last one was alive and well, despite the cold weather (in MA).

For now, there is peace - let us pray that it lasts






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Old 11-07-2012, 08:04 PM   #2 
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Ohmigosh! They look adorable! :)
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:07 PM   #3 
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Wow they're cute!

How big is your tank? 10 g?
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:10 PM   #4 
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Nice :)
I just threw 3 male h formosas that were chasing and nipping a bit too much into the betta tank. it just got through my betta's head that these guys are too fast for him to catch :) yay
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:46 PM   #5 
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So far I am actually more concerned for the Betta - the Cory's are very high energy and for the last two hours have been trying to school with him (angelo). I think It's driving him a little crazy,

Hopefully everything will calm down in a few days.

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Old 11-21-2012, 02:41 PM   #6 
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Sounds like a twenty.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:36 PM   #7 
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That is so cute! These pictures are amazing :)
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:43 PM   #8 
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Would you reccomend them?
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:28 AM   #9 
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Would you reccomend them?
Definitely - They're excellent at cleaning up the bottom of the tank, and seem to get along great with the betta. The bio-footprint of these fish is relatively small - with 10 in a 8gal I haven't noticed a rise in nitrate levels.

They can be shy, and you should have enough hiding places that they can feel safe. Pygmy Corydoras are also very social, and shouldn't be kept in groups smaller than 6-8.

Overall, if you're looking for fun peaceful little bottom feeders - a school of Corydoras Pygmaeus is an excellent choice.

Edit / update: Over the last two weeks the cories have calmed down significantly - I see them mostly during feeding time but there's always one or two nosing around in the sand. Angelo has grown used to them and no longer appears stressed by their activity.

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I think I might get 5. Or atleast consider it. Bit probably not I love my 5 albino cories.
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