Originally Posted by Bombalurina
Cheylilmama, it wasn't meant as chastisement - we all care a lot about fish here and want to help them and you get the maximum possible enjoyment out of them being your pets. :)
I think your solution with the tank switcheroo is a good one - the julii will love the space of the 55 gallon, and the pandas will be alright in the ten. :)
You are also right about sand being best for the cories - when I had pandas and gravel, the poor little things had their barbels damaged before I realised what the problem was.
Beware that pandas seem to be the most sensitive of the cory species when it comes to stress - acclimatise slowly, pack them securely for the trip from the petshop, and give them plenty of hiding spots. :) Luckily, they are also one of the cutest species, IMO, so they make up for being fusspots.
Thank you. My husband will be happy too, he loves the julii and has been planning to get some, Im planning to surprise him with a whole group on Saturday.
as a new member, having several people throw the same info at me in a manner which comes across as scolding, is frustrating. Especially since I took the time to look up the info myself after the first reply about the julii. It hurt my feelings a bit I suppose, because i care for all of my animals a great deal, including my fishies.
we run a dog rescue. So i am pretty sensitive to negligence when it comes to animals and I went on the defensive immediately. I appreciate your polite reply.