Best substrate for Corys
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Beginner Freshwater Aquarium » Best substrate for Corys

Best substrate for Corys

This is a discussion on Best substrate for Corys within the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> Can I get some views on the best bottom substrate for corydoras. Would fine sand be better than course gravel?....or...like to hear some opinions.... ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Discus
Discus
Banded Gourami
Banded Gourami
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Best substrate for Corys
Old 12-30-2010, 09:40 PM   #1
 
Coryguy01's Avatar
 
Best substrate for Corys

Can I get some views on the best bottom substrate for corydoras. Would fine sand be better than course gravel?....or...like to hear some opinions.... Happy New Year to all @ TFK
Coryguy01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2010, 09:58 PM   #2
 
aunt kymmie's Avatar
 
Corys have delicate barbels and love to root around in the substrate nonstop. If I were to keep corys (I keep loaches instead, and loaches are too active to keep with peaceful corys, IMHO) I wouldn't keep them on anything but sand, or very teeny tiny gravel. Course gravel can damage their barbels. Happy New Year to you, too!!
aunt kymmie is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to aunt kymmie For This Useful Post:
Coryguy01 (12-30-2010)
Old 12-30-2010, 09:59 PM   #3
 
Inga's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coryguy01 View Post
Can I get some views on the best bottom substrate for corydoras. Would fine sand be better than course gravel?....or...like to hear some opinions.... Happy New Year to all @ TFK

I have read that sand is the best but when questioning the possibilities of having Cories in my tanks, I was told that my gravel was fine. I have Eco-Complete which to me, is kind of rough. I took a chance and got some Cories, they seem to be doing just fine on the Eco. I think making sure plenty of food makes it's way to the bottom for them is the key.
Inga is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Inga For This Useful Post:
Coryguy01 (12-30-2010)
Old 12-30-2010, 10:14 PM   #4
 
Coryguy01's Avatar
 
Inga, what is ECO-Complete?...Is it some type of sand or gravel?....or...were can I find some info on it?
Coryguy01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2010, 10:17 PM   #5
 
Inga's Avatar
 
Eco-Complete is a gravel and it is supposed to be fantastic for plants. I love how it looks. You can see it in my Aquarium pictures. The 25 gallon tank has black and the 60 gallon is Red. I love them both.
Inga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 06:19 AM   #6
 
willow's Avatar
 
i keep mine on a gravel/sand mix,and they're doing well.
willow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 10:03 AM   #7
 
I have pool filter sand (PFS) any my cories seem to enjoy rooting around in it. PFS has the very small grains of sand removed, so it compacts less than play sand, and I also imagine is better for allowing some water flow through the substrate to prevent anaerobic spots occurring.
sik80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Corys and pH fishyinpa Catfish 4 03-20-2010 05:38 PM
Substrate for Corys & Live Plants aqua_SD Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 4 07-28-2008 05:14 PM
Substrate for Corys & Live Plants aqua_SD Beginner Planted Aquarium 2 07-28-2008 11:37 AM
corys! MegK Catfish 4 09-15-2007 01:45 PM
corys chancehall Fish Breeding 5 09-07-2007 11:11 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:33 PM.