05-24-2008, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by okiemavis
You should add some more cories! 5 isn't a bad group size, but the larger it gets, the happier they'll be. Generally it's recommended to keep 6+ cories.
Especially when it is panda cories or similar small cories, they really do a ton better in groups of around 8 than 6, and the more the merrier. However, the larger species of cories such as aenus are fine in groups around 5 or 6, because they are large enough not to have to worry about so much. That is what I have learned from a cory expert lady, but I have seen it with my melinistus being fine with just aenus but my hasbrosus were shy as heck in a group of 5 so I upped it to 8 and they were doing alot better.
Neons should work out just fine, but if I were you I would get black neon tetras, they are wider bodied and can withstand any onslaught of a paradisefish much better than a neon tetra. Also, they tend to be more active IMO.