Originally Posted by Bettaluver4evr
I cried all day when I bought a cory cat named Benny. I posted all about it on here, how excited I was about my new buddy. He was going to live in a filtered and heated 2.5 gallon tank with my betta Butterfly. I felt like I was slammed on all sides! ;/ Had to take him back to the store, made me oh so sad. Miss him all of the time! I love your tank, I think it looks good. If your proccess works for you and your fish are thriving and acting nice and healthy, I don't see a major problem! Of course bigger is better, but I understand that sometimes you just can't go bigger.
You werent slammed, they just suggested (kindly) what to do that was best for the cory. He needed more space on the bottom and needed a friend, which that tank was too small for.
If you cant go bigger, then dont buy the animal in question, imo.