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Old 09-24-2011, 02:44 PM   #11 
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Cories really do prefer at least 4 of the same species to make a proper small shoal. They don't actually need 30 gallons for the four as someone suggested but it's just generally better to keep them in groups of at least 4. Groups of 3 are not meeting their basic needs.
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Old 09-24-2011, 02:49 PM   #12 
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I guess I could try

5 Female Bettas
4 False Julis
4 Aenus
4 glofish
1 molly
1 clown loche
1 Bamboo Shrimp

My concern is isn't that over stocking?
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Old 09-24-2011, 02:59 PM   #13 
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Consider, then, upping filtration and planting it? Mind, you will need to cycle the tank (IDK if you said already?), and not all fish should or really could be added at once. I would start with the fish you have/want most and (of course), wait... let your cycle mature and then slowly stock harder and harder, taking care to watch for spikes and assess the tanks health frequently.
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Old 09-24-2011, 03:18 PM   #14 
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I'm not really allowed any live plants other then marimo

I'll be adding a new female this week then next week adding the next three females.
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Old 09-24-2011, 03:27 PM   #15 
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Oh? Why not? (Just wondering)
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Old 09-24-2011, 03:34 PM   #16 
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My dad thinks that they're gross and well make my tank dirty and icky
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Old 09-24-2011, 03:36 PM   #17 
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If they're dying then do. But if you keep up with the care and remove any dead portions before they start to rot, they'll actually clean your water a little bit.
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Old 09-24-2011, 03:41 PM   #18 
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Please don't get the clown loach they need groups and get 8 to 12 inches long her is a link to a site to care for them http://www.clownloachfish.com/
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Old 09-24-2011, 03:52 PM   #19 
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I already have the clown loach. The guy said they stay small... >.<
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Old 09-24-2011, 03:58 PM   #20 
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I already have the clown loach. The guy said they stay small... >.<
He lied. I have a group of six clowns that were 2" when I purchased them. They are three years old and now they measure in at 6" each. I don't think 6" is a small fish, lol. I'm told once they reach the 6" mark their growth slows quite a bit.
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