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post #21 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-12-2016, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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So far all is going well in the tank! I was extremely cautious while acclimating my new fishies and gave them around 40 minutes in the tank, lights off, without the betta, then another 40 minutes with the betta and no lights to let everyone adjust. The shrimp and cories are all extremely active. My betta looks just like a teenager put in a room with toddlers. He is curious about their antics but wants to be nowhere near them.
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Sabrinah, I'm curious to know how all your new tankmates are doing??

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They're all getting along great! My betta likes to follow them around but doesn't act aggressively at all. The Pygmy cories are extremely comfortable in the tank. They swim everywhere and will even sit and rest on the betta's tail for a few seconds. The only problem comes with feeding, because my betta has now taken a habit of searching the bottom of the tank when the lights go out for the good I toss down there for the cories. I might have to stop feeding him dinner because he just helps himself to theirs anyway and I don't want him getting fat!
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Originally Posted by RussellTheShihTzu View Post
BTW, Pygmy Cory are great, too. I prefer Habrosus, also small, because they are bottom dwellers while the Pygmy are more middle.
I was told that Pygmy Corys are more lively and need a bigger tank than the usual Betta size. The Corydoras Habrosus are more suited because they are not so active and prefer only the bottom, which gives a Betta his top-level kingdom all for himself and because they are less active swimmers the Habrosus won't stress a Betta so much as the Pygmy Corys.
I have 10 Corydoras Habrosus in my Betta tank and they behave exactly like they're described, meaning they prefer the bottom and don't swim around much (unless it's feeding time).
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