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Corys and Plecostumus
Old 08-22-2010, 05:56 AM   #1
 
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Corys and Plecostumus

Would a group of corys live happily with a of plecostumus's?? In a 54l or 94 l tank or do plecs need a lot more room???? Are there any species of plec which grow quite small??
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Old 08-22-2010, 06:45 AM   #2
 
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I had albino cories and a common pleco together in a 45 gallon for about a year.
They got along fine bc they had seperate hiding and sleeping spots (the pleco had his own slate cave and that was HIS territory).

Having said that, the common pleco grew too big for my tank and I had to rehome him. A bristlenose pleco might be one for you to consider in your 94L tank (approx 24 gallons). They should have a min. tank of 20 gallons and they grow to a maximum size of 5 inches.

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Old 08-22-2010, 10:43 AM   #3
 
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Your issue is space. A 54 litre (=15 gallon) and 94 litre (=25 gallon) tank does not provide much substrate surface. A small group of corys (5-6) would be fine, and one plecostomus provided it was one of the smaller species that max out at 3-4 inches.

Fish compatibility has a lot to do with space. Fish need "room" to be themselves, and when they have it they will usually be settled; without what they feel is sufficient, they can become somewhat aggressive due to stress over their environment. No different that dogs or people really. But in an aquariuam, the fish are confined to that space, so the effect is heightened. There is also the issue of water quality in smaller tanks; the more fish, the greater the impact on water stability and conditions and this certainly affects fish.

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Old 08-22-2010, 11:08 AM   #4
 
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Ok thnk u maybe a plec isnt that idea. I just nipped to my local fish store and i was wondering would any of these be ok with the corys and there water conditions-
guppys-male
platys-only male or femal
small gouramis
honey gourami
mollys
also is there much differance in colour between the male and female gouramis?? th nx
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Old 08-22-2010, 12:28 PM   #5
 
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Ok thnk u maybe a plec isnt that idea. I just nipped to my local fish store and i was wondering would any of these be ok with the corys and there water conditions-
guppys-male
platys-only male or femal
small gouramis
honey gourami
mollys
also is there much differance in colour between the male and female gouramis?? th nx
Youy can check the info on the fish in our profiles, click on the shaded name or use the second tab from the left in the blue bar above. It will tell you the male/female differences if any exist.

On suitable fish, first question is, what are your water parameters? Hardness and pH, out of the tap, should be the first point in deciding possible fish, as not all fish live well in the same type opf water. You should have a pH tst kit, something you can use, and test your tap water (let it sit out for a day before testing to allow the CO2 to dissipate for a more accurate reading). The hardness you can find out from your water supply people (they might know the pH too).

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Old 08-22-2010, 12:32 PM   #6
 
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Im not quite sure :/ i take my water into my lfs wich is 2 minutes way and thats how i test my water...........

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Old 08-22-2010, 01:24 PM   #7
 
If the environment is suitable for the corys I would suggest a Rio Negro Plecostomus AKA Candy-Stripe Plecostomus. Since they are from the same general SA area and only grow to like 3-4 inches.
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Old 08-22-2010, 01:33 PM   #8
 
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soz new to this wats SA
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Old 08-22-2010, 01:43 PM   #10
 
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Sorry i was being dumb
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