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Old 07-31-2008, 09:59 PM   #11 
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what exactly is a rasbora
They kind of look like tetras. I was talking about harlequin rasboras which have kind of a diamond shaped body, with a triangle shaped black spot near the tail. The rest of the body is a light red. They are cute little schooling fish, and I think that they come in many variations.
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:35 AM   #12 
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:19 PM   #13 
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Well, I decided to go with about 6 cory cats. I have heard that they are fun to watch, and I know that they will not nip my betta. I am going to put them in first, and wait a couple weeks then add my betta. I just didn't want to take the chance with the other fish that they might nip him. Thanks to everyone who replied!
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Do you have sand or smooth substrate and a cycled tank? They will NOT survive in an uncycled tank.
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Old 08-02-2008, 08:38 AM   #15 
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Do you have sand or smooth substrate and a cycled tank? They will NOT survive in an uncycled tank.
Yes, the tank is definitely cycled. I did a fishless cycle. The substrate is eco-complete. It's not sand, but I have heard of many people putting corys on it and they are perfectly happy. If you know otherwise, please let me know. I definitely don't want unhappy fish.
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Nope, I hear that too.
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Old 08-02-2008, 07:38 PM   #17 
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They'll certainly appreciate sand, but eco-complete should be fine. It's quite smooth, and better than standard gravel. Since I assume you're doing a planted tank, they sure would appreciate a grass type soft place to hang out in and snuffle through.
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Old 08-03-2008, 11:47 AM   #18 
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what kind of cories did you decide on?
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Old 08-03-2008, 01:37 PM   #19 
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Yeah, I got some java moss and am hpoing that it will cover part of the tank bottom.

I haven't really decided on a specific type, but I have several in mind. Basically one of the smaller types that I think are nice looking. It also depends on what my lfs stocks. I made a list of possible types...

false julii cory
nanus cory
elegans cory
peppered cory
panda cory
adolfoi cory

Obviously all will be the same kind. I am thinking that I will get 3-4 to start, wait until I come back from vacation (next week is when I leave) then add my betta. In a few weeks if all is going well (the tank is already cycled, but I still want to play it safe) I will add 2-3 more for a school of 6.

When do you think is a good time to add the first ones? I just planted my tank yesterday and I want to give them some time to root themselves before so that they will not be dug up by the corys.

Sound good? Thank you.
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Old 08-03-2008, 03:33 PM   #20 
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the java moss sounds good and so do your plans for stocking. :D

i just LOVE panda and peppered cories. i think they are so cute

i cant help you on when to add the first cories. i dont know muchh about live plants :( sorry. im sure someone else will know though

all your plans sound great!
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