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Old 01-11-2010, 01:01 AM   #1 
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Cory cats

So I got home tonight to find that my filter had stopped working That will ruin your evening...

But anyways, I have a 20 gallon tank with a betta and 5 black neon tetras, and I was thinking about adding a few cory cats. Is 3 a good amount, or do I need a larger group? I mean, the more the merrier, but I don't want to overcrowd my tank.
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Old 01-11-2010, 05:59 AM   #2 
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I would go with at least 4 cories. They are schooling fish and are happier in bigger groups.
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Old 01-15-2010, 08:41 PM   #3 
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i wanted to do the same thing but i have to put sand in(for my 20 gallon no bettas) you'll need sand play sand from hmedepot is great you just need to take the right steps http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...strates-20668/ theres a link i am following right now it's hard but worht it i now have to get my fish out into a container and no one has responded if a recycling bin that i clean out with no sort of soap just water and rubbing is good for keeping my fish in for a bit...would you know dramaqueen
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I would use gladware containers.
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I think i dont need it after finishing reading most of the article cant wait for it to be cool. I might be able to get the fish on monday or wendseday
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Old 01-23-2010, 12:51 PM   #6 
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i wanted to do the same thing but i have to put sand in(for my 20 gallon no bettas) you'll need sand play sand from hmedepot is great you just need to take the right steps http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...strates-20668/ theres a link i am following right now it's hard but worht it i now have to get my fish out into a container and no one has responded if a recycling bin that i clean out with no sort of soap just water and rubbing is good for keeping my fish in for a bit...would you know dramaqueen
Wait, so you're saying you have to have a sand substrate to have cories? I haven't heard that before, can anyone else confirm this?
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It's best to have sand as your substrate if you have cories. Their barbels (whiskers) can be easily damaged if the substrate has rough, sharp edges.
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But can you have a Betta in with sand substrate?
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Yes, you can. Several people here have sand substrate.
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Awesome. Thanks :D
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