04-27-2007, 06:56 PM
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Yup, test your water with a liquid test kit. I use the API Master kit.
I have albino corys, they are really cool. They are bottom dwellers, so you can have others in your tank too. I would stick to smaller fish in a small tank. Neons, other tetras, danios, etc.
I keep my tank at 76. It seem most tanks here are between 72-80. Is your 80 with the heater on or just your water alone? It would probably be ok at 80, just make sure you get fish that like it warm, which the corys are ok with.
Do NOT cycle with corydoras though! They are a scaleless fish, which makes them a bit sensitive, and not hardy enough to be a recommended fish for cycling.