Corys are doing amazing now... they are so much fun to feed! I got them some shrimp pellets and algae wafers which they are devouring. I'm not exactly sure how much to feed them, I gave them bloodworms this morning and 4 algae pellets. They ate all the bloodworms and the pellets are almost gone. I just put in three shrimp pellets and one algae pellet and I think that's all I'll give them for the rest of the day. I do want them eating the algae off the plants too! Fun fish anyway.
The cycling is going well, I found a chart online that lists the days and where each measurement should be at and I'm finding it's following that exactly. It's great as I can see the ammonia will start to spike soon and when the nitrite should start to come in. It's saving me money on testing anyway as I'm just testing the ph every second day and ammonia waiting for the spike. It was up to .5ppm today which is good so I did a 50% water change this morning and I'll test the levels again tonight. The corys look happy as can be anyway. Once again the LFS gave me bad advice and told me they only eat algae and scraps but I'm finding these guys eat a fair bit, so they would have starved not being fed. Probably explains the dead half eaten one in the fish tank at the store...
Anyway found some bettas at another pet store today.. so excited about that. I'll go in and get one when the tank is cycled.
They had some pretty ones too, nothing fancy but some nice blue ones!