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Old 10-13-2010, 09:39 PM   #11 
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the first betta I had with them (the one in my avatar) got along with them great. the first day I had them the corys were freaking out cus they were in a new tank and one landed on the betta's head but the betta didn't really care. The second betta with them was curious about them but could care less, unfortunately, thatt betta died soon after from ich (which the cories surprisingly never got). This one I have with them likes their shrimp pellets and pecked at one when it got in the way once, but other than that I have never seen the betta react much to them. He lived in a tank next to them (divided tank) since I have had him prior to just now living with them, so he might have been used to them. But maybe my cory cats are just boring or something. who knows.
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Old 10-14-2010, 02:07 PM   #12 
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Hmmm... My cories are swimming around the tank like 60-75% of the time and staying still the rest. In an old tank I once put some kind of chichlid in a tank with a few bronze cories. A few hours after he went in, the cories went to a cave and turned into statues. I think its a defense mechanism for when they are stressed out or feeling in danger? I noticed the chichlid tore chunks out of their dorsal fins so I returned him and they went back to normal.

Generally speaking a 5 gallon is not adequate for a betta and cories. Plus its a hex tank that lowers the odds even more - but whats done is done. Hope it works out! decorate it heavily in case the betta ever gets pissed at the cories since they dont have much room to escape.

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Mine swim around sometimes. Before when I didn't have a betta they stayed in one place half the time too. Anyways, this thread isn't about my fish it is about what would match the tank's look. One of the bridges I posted in this thread was at the petstore when I went there today to get cat food. it didn't as good as it did on the net :P
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awesome, thanks! i didn't really think albinos would be any different from others, but i was super paranoid :P
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:14 PM   #15 
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Yeah, those bridges are rather small. I would go with a nice chunk of driftwood. They had all kinds of crazy shaped mopani wood at my petco. only about $9 too. My driftwood has a huge gap on the back and it makes a really awesome cave. my cories love it! They like their dino skull too.
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:24 PM   #16 
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exactly, it was too small. there was this log decoration i liked but it was from the reptile section. i didn't know if it was safe or not or else I would have gotten it.
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Was it wood or plastic or ceramic? If its safe for use in terrariums (many are very humid) its probably safe for aquariums. Did you check the tag? I found my driftwood in the reptile section. It said it was safe for both terrariums and aquariums.

If its mopani wood then you can definitely use it in aquariums unless it says otherwise.
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