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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-13-2017, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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thanks @RussellTheShihTzu , i appreciate the kindness. :)

so i went to my LFS and i got 4 albino cories and 1 more green cory (which is what the other kind is!!) and introduced them to the tank. they seem to be a lot more active! the 2 baby greens are hanging out with each other, the rest of them are kind of just everywhere.. will they eventually start following each other / hanging out?

also i saw one of the albinos dig into the sand... and stick it's head in it ?? is that.. normal??

anyway i got some bottom feeder pellets for them and they were pretty enthusiastic about those. :lol

and Sunny was way more interested in the pellets than she was the cories. i think she's gonna behave!
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The Greens probably won't shoal with the Albino so you'll need more Green. My fault: I meant to say that in my previous post but only mentioned the Abino.

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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-14-2017, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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ugh, unfortunately two of the albinos died overnight and Sunny tried to make lunch out of one of the greens.. :(

oh it's okay, i figured they'd only shoal with their own kind. that's why i got one more green, but my LFS didn't have any more.

so i'm not totally sure what to do.. i made a super quick divider and gave sunny about 35% of the tank and the cories the other side. one of the green cories is injured. i took out the dead albinos and did a 40% water change, and made sure the rest were safely on the other side of the divider..

but i don't want my tank to be divided. i guess i'll have to find homes for them. which sucks, i really like them, and the green cories that aren't injured seem to be a lot less stressed today.

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Sorry to hear it. sometimes its better to see how the betta will react with one or two at a time before adding anything else in.
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-16-2017, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
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change of plans!

i've decided to divide my top 20G for my betta, which i hope will be plenty of room.

and give my bottom tank to the cories!

they're just so cute. i can't find them homes. i decided to give them another shot yesterday and bought 4 more albinos and 3 more greens. i think the petsmart i got the albinos from the other day wasn't too healthy of an environment, because 3/4 died. the injured green died as well, unfortunately.

that brought me down to 2 albinos and 2 greens. so i bought 4 more albinos to bring it to 6 and three more greens to bring it to 5 greens.

and they're doing really well!
none of them passed overnight and they're all way less jumpy. none of them have been darting around or hiding. it took a bit for the ones that were already in there to find the others, but once they did they just started being extremely happy fish!!

now they're very active, and almost always near each other. i'm going to keep them! :)

any idea if i can put some other types of fish in a 20G long with 6 albino and 6 greens?

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