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Old 01-12-2011, 03:46 PM   #1
 
10g stocking

I have a 10 gallon aquarium and recently added a male betta with 6 cardinal tetras. I was thinking of adding a pair of corys to the tank to help get the scraps of food that fall to the bottom. They would probably be pygmys if I can find them. Would this tank be overstocked?
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:22 PM   #2
 
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I have a 10 gallon aquarium and recently added a male betta with 6 cardinal tetras. I was thinking of adding a pair of corys to the tank to help get the scraps of food that fall to the bottom. They would probably be pygmys if I can find them. Would this tank be overstocked?
corys should be kept in groups of 5 or more. 5 pygmys would be very much pushing the limit of stocking and you'd have to increase the water change schedule
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:50 PM   #3
 
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Also, cardinals prefer much warmer water than the cories do.
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Old 01-13-2011, 07:19 PM   #4
 
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You could try ghost shrimp maybe the betta will not eat them and if he does it will be a cheap snack as they normally only cost about .15 and if he does not they are great at cleaning up left over food.
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