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Old 02-25-2011, 01:50 PM   #1 
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quick question about cory cats

So I went to an LFS not that long ago... and saw some itty bitty little albino cories. :3 so cute~ Lol, I can't stop thinking about them.

First off, I could keep 4 in a 10 gallon with Tux, right? And second, would their barbels be alright with flourite gravel/substrate?

I'm not looking to get some until after the tank is completely cycled, planted better, and I've got a better idea of Tux's personality... but it can't hurt to ask questions :)
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I've got a 10g with 4 three line cories and they all get along great! It's so much fun to watch all 5 of them pecking on the sinking pellets. You've got it right though. it really depends on the bettas temperament. I have another betta in a 2.5g by himself who will flare at and attack a mirror until you take it out. The boy in with my cories flares and then runs away and hides from a mirror . He's just a big softy. After my tank cycled I added the cories and waited a few weeks for them to settle and then added the betta. They were just always there so he never really questioned them. I would also recommend some kind of dwarf swords or grass for the cories. They just feel so much safer swimming around under the grasses, I almost never see them in areas of the tank not planted. Just my 2 cents! Good luck!
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Old 02-25-2011, 03:07 PM   #3 
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I have Eco complete which is probably similar to Flourite and they all have fine, healthy barbels.

They should be fine, but you never know. Tango was fine for a year and a half and then spent every day chasing and terrorizing them until I moved him. It's a 50/50 chance.
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Old 02-25-2011, 03:13 PM   #4 
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Thank you LisaLB for the tip :) I'll have to add some dwarf hair grass to my list of plants to buy then.

Vaygirl: thanks as well :D . I'm hoping that Tux will be friendly if/when I get them, though just in case he isn't, I'll have to come up with a back up plan.
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:06 AM   #5 
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4 albinos is a little overstocked. My female albino is huge! As long as my male betta, and thicker. Males are smaller, but still, they are decent sized. My three albino corydoras and spotted corydoras are okay in a ten gallon, but I think they will be much happier in my new 30 gallon. They are pretty active. I am not sure about the gravel. Mine were fine with gravel, but one day one lost all of his whikers. And they prefer sand, more natural and easy to dig in. If you can find them, pygmy cories would be better because of their small size.
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Old 02-27-2011, 06:34 AM   #6 
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4 albinos is a little overstocked. My female albino is huge! As long as my male betta, and thicker. Males are smaller, but still, they are decent sized. My three albino corydoras and spotted corydoras are okay in a ten gallon, but I think they will be much happier in my new 30 gallon. They are pretty active. I am not sure about the gravel. Mine were fine with gravel, but one day one lost all of his whikers. And they prefer sand, more natural and easy to dig in. If you can find them, pygmy cories would be better because of their small size.
I agree with this. Panda cories are a wonderful choice although they are a bit delicate.
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O/P, just realized you were from Georgia! Hi, neighbor!
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Old 03-01-2011, 03:15 PM   #8 
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Thanks for the info everyone :)

lol, hi Lisa ^-^
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