Yay, my new 15 gallon tank just got its first inhabitants today. I cycled it using the fishless cycle method, but am still playing it safe when it comes to adding fish, so I just got 3 to start.
So, today I went to Pet Quarters and got 3 cory cats. Sadly, I learned that they were getting rid of the live fish department
. I actually liked that place
! The person there was actually knowlegeable about fish. So now I have to find another place when the time comes to get some more corys. I plan on having 6 of them along with my male betta in the tank.
The 3 that I got today were all the same type. Should I not be able to find any others like them, will they still school with other types of corys?
Also, I got them some sinking shrimp pellets as a staple. Is there any other food that they would benifit from? They will probably not get any leftovers from my betta because I feed him one flake/bloodworm (on the days that he gets these) at a time. Otherwise he just kind of looks at me like "where's my food" if it is not right in front of him
. Silly fish!
Well, they seem to be doing well. My pH is at 7.6 so I wanted to make sure I acclimated them slowly. I floated the bag for 15 minutes, then placed them and their water in a clean pot. I then drip acclimated them for another hour. Now they are in the tank with the lights out. They seem to be doing good and are exploring and shuffling around in the gravel. I plan on giving them their first meal tonight.
So, I just wanted to share the good news. I am liking them already. They are quite cute following eachother around