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Old 01-05-2011, 09:49 PM   #21 
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Several of my bettas have lived at one time or another with my shoal of pygmy cories and they all got along swimmingly. :)

It just depends on your betta's temperment. One of my bettas (Nebuchadnezzar) would immediately have killed all my pygmy cories if I had housed him with them because he's psycho, but the rest of my bettas are sweethearts and seemed to enjoy having pygmy cory tankmates.
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Old 01-05-2011, 10:03 PM   #22 
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What is the scientific name for a Julie Cory? =]

EDIT: Is this the scientific name? Cory trilineatus

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Old 01-05-2011, 10:05 PM   #23 
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No need to worry about my betta's aggressive-ness, he liked to chase a neon tetra every now and then, but thats only when one came near him xD The neon tetras are all gone though... So just the one betta in my 14g, no snails or nothing either.
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:21 PM   #24 
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Here is a good link on Julii's.
http://animal-world.com/encyclo/fres.../juliicory.php

I got mine from a local family owned LFS. They take really good care of their fish.
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Old 01-06-2011, 12:51 PM   #25 
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I'm also wondering, do cories need an air stone? I heard somewhere that they were air-breathers just like bettas, but another site said that if they do breathe from the surface it means there isnt enough oxygen in the water... I dont have an air stone, nor have the money to get an air pump and all that stuff. When I had the neon tetras they were fine in my water, and I have my filter baffled right now, but I could fiddle with that a bit. When the baffle is off my filter, air bubbles come down from the output. Sorry if I didnt describe it well >.< Any input on this? :D
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Old 01-06-2011, 01:06 PM   #26 
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My filter is baffled and my cories are fine. They too can live in oxygen depraved waters so they can go up to the surface and gulp in air when necessary. I rarely ever see my cories do that though.
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Old 01-06-2011, 01:14 PM   #27 
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Ohhh I see! Thanks for the reassurance :D
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Old 01-06-2011, 02:34 PM   #28 
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For a 14 gal You can go with any type of cory your want. It's your preference. If you get a smaller type of cory you can get more. If you get a bigger type, you have to get less (but no less than 3). I have previously owned bronze and albinos. My personal favorite are Julii's. Mine are only about 1.5 inches. I love their cream colored skin and stripes. Here is a pic of one of mine.

Errrr... I hate to burst bubbles, but those are most definately trilineatus, not julii. Julii are VERY VERY rarely captured and exported from Brazil, South America. C. Julii are found in the lower Amazon, where commercial fish collectors do not really operate. If they do find their way to pet stores, it's typically in Germany, but again this is very very very rare.
C. Julii will have very small and distinct spots, rather than the more linear pattern in your picture

Almost all pet stores label them as julii... but they are not :)
Maybe because it's easier to say "Julie-Eye" than "try-lin-knee-ah-tuss"?!

However, trilineatus (or "false julii") are super awesome!!
And... enough of my "rant".....

Anyways, I would recommend getting at least 6 of the same species. Most cories you'll find for sale are right around 2 inches when full grown. And make sure that they're compatible with the temperature you keep your betta at :)

Pick whatever species you like best!!
THEY'RE ALL GREAT!!

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Old 01-06-2011, 02:47 PM   #29 
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I've got 4 trilineatus in with my betta and all get along great! My cories are very active, not shy at all. I love them! I don't have an air stone but my tank is heavily planted and I've never noticed them surfacing for air.



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I wouldn't worry about an air stone right away.

But if you do notice them going to the surface to breathe a lot, then definately consider buying one. An analogy I like is... humans technically "can" live by only taking one breath every 20-30 seconds... but it's not ideal. Same with cories, the "can" live this way, but it's not ideal.

Or as a "free alternative" ... you could try lowering the level of water in your tank to create more surface agitaion, and therefore more dissolved oxygen in the water, and see if that helps the cories :)


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