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  1. Corydora Freak Accident

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey everyone, So this is actually about my smaller peppered corydora, Simon (of Simon and garfunkel). Four days ago he got stuck in one of the new leaves growing from a plant in the aquarium. Ive had both him and the plant for months and no issues before. I think he was stuck for at least 5...
  2. Cory spine - dangerous???

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hi there! After receiving some very helpful advice on this forum, I found a place near my house that has received some lovely little salt and pepper cories in! I want to add a small group to my tank to help clean up any bits of food that fall down. The only thing is I just read that cories have...
  3. Corys, Ottos or Snails?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hi there! Hoping you can help me with this! I have a lovely little betta who has spent 2 weeks in is new tank so that he can settle in. I'm now looking to get a couple of small fish to act as good tank cleaners for food that falls to the bottom of his tank. He's a silly fish that refuses to eat...
  4. New to Bettas, help?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hello! I want to start of by saying I currently do not have any fish, at all. Not one. I do have 3 chickens but that's besides the point. I have an old tank in the loft that's nice but after all my last fish passed away (there were some tears) I decided that next time I wanted something...
  5. Should I rescue a lone cory catfish?

    Other Fish
    So... I will start that I am a complete newbie at keeping fish. I plan to get a betta for my 10gal planted tank I set up several weeks ago, but I'm holding off until after the holidays to get one. Then I was at the store today and saw a lone cory catfish in a tank. And he was adorable. From the...
  6. Bump on Peppered Cory

    Other Fish
    Hi folks, I was wondering if someone could take an educated guess as to what this bump might be on my peppered cory. Please let me know if and how I should treat him for this bump. Thanks for your help! Here are my responses to the fish questionnaire: What size is your tank...
  7. Stocking a 10 gallon

    Other Fish
    I'm new to any fish other than bettas, but I want to try a tank of cute little darting fish. I'd like to get some little sucker fish of some kind (plecos or corys?) and a few neon or silvertip tetras for it. Which would I add first? How many at a time? Water parameters? etc. I'm still doing...
  8. 5g Betta Tankmates

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I recently upgraded Dawn to an uncycled 5 gallon, and was wondering some types of tankmates I can have with him. I know it's a tight fit, but I would really enjoy someone with him :) I considered a cory, since Dawn would most likely leave him alone, but I'm not sure if it's okay to get just one...
  9. Betta chasing otos but not visibly biting

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    A few days ago I moved my betta from his little 1 gallon into a 10g planted tank with False Julii Cory cats and a pair of otocinclus (all about 2/3 - 3/4 full adult size). There is probably about 30-40% plant coverage providing lots of hiding places. The betta pretty much leaves the cory cats...
  10. Corydoras habrosus or Corydoras hastatus? (or possibly C. pygmaeus)

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    So my LFS can order C. habrosus, C. hastatus or C. pygmaeus, and I'm fairly sure I've narrowed it down to habrosus or hastatus for which one I'm going to be ordering, but am having difficulty making a good decision. Simple aesthetics aside, is there a good reason to go with one or the other? Are...
  11. Cory Catfish?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I'm planning on getting a ten gallon soon and putting 3-5 Cory Catfish in there with one male betta. Is that enough room for them? Also, how many female bettas can I keep in ten gallon as a sorority? Many people told me I should keep at least five together, but others say 3-4 is just fine.
  12. Feeding issues

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I have a tank with a betta with a couple pygmy corys, and I just fed them some frozen bloodworms. I distracted my betta and put a few bloodworms in the back of the tank to let them sink while he wasn't looking. But when I was done he happened to swim down to where one of the bloodworms was and...
  13. Betta male protecting cory eggs?

    Betta Chat
    Today I got home from class to find two of my peppered corys had been spawning. They've been doing it ALL DAY, I got home at 2 and they're still going at it and its 8 here. The female has preferentially been laying her eggs in one corner, on the glass wall perpendicular to the heater and filter...
  14. Cory Cats

    Betta Fish Care
    Can Corydora Cat-Fish peacefully be kept with bettas? I would love to own a few. Also, I want have 2 corydoras, but I don't want them to mate. Would they not mate if I put an albino in with a green one? :-)
  15. Emerald Cories (keep or return...)

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I should have read up on them before I bought them, but I really didn't know what the Petco nearby would have (they're only pet store within 30min drive). I looked around and knew I wanted some cories for my 10gallon. I asked the guy helping me in the fish department, and he said they'd be...
  16. A tank upgarde?!? YES! Um Help!

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Ok. So I just found out, as a late birthday gift, I'm getting that ever elusive tank upgrade I've been itching for. I don't know the new tanks parameters yet, when I do I may have a WHOLE NEW set of questions for everyone. Either way I know the first thing I will be getting is for poor Moyashi...
  17. Sorority?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I am considering making a sorority using a ten gallon tank. I plan on having 5 girls. Is that a good number? Can I have cory cats, or would that be pushing for space?
  18. Betta and 3 cories and???

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hello! I have a 10 gallon tank with one male betta and recently 3 skunk cories (I wanted to get more but there were only 3 of them.) and plan to get one or two more if I can. Should that be it? or Are there any other interesting fish that would get along there?
  19. Betta Tetra Compatibility

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I keep getting conflicting opinions about whether or not I can put a Betta with my son's Neon Tetra. We have not set up the tank yet but once it is established he has a Betta on his wish list. Anyhow. It is a 16 gallon tank. Because I can never do anything simple it is going to have levels...