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post #11 of 16 Old 12-17-2008, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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Thank goodness there's more to stocking than just stinkin math! Aggression, schooling needs, swimming levels, swimming speed, etc. are all things I understand. If math was going to be a huge component of this hobby I'd be outta here!!

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post #12 of 16 Old 12-18-2008, 07:33 AM
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If you blew up a pygmy cory to regular cory length, I think it would still be a slightly thinner fish, which is where the 1/10th comes from.
Like I said, good estimate.

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I saw a rule for stocking based on fish volume once. It's probably more accurate than the "inch per gallon" rule but still doesn't take into account aggression, schooling needs, swimming levels, swimming speed, etc.
There are a lot of factors, certainly, but there's always the old overstocked/understocked questions that come up.

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post #13 of 16 Old 12-18-2008, 05:39 PM
8 pygmys sounds good. I used to have 8 in a 6 gallon tank and they were fine.
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post #14 of 16 Old 12-19-2008, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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Can I put shrimps and pygmy cories together?? Or is that too crowded for the bottom of the tank??

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My shrimp, before the suicide, spent time up on the rocks and plants and not a lot of their time on the bottom. I'd say shrimp would be fine with the corys.

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post #16 of 16 Old 12-19-2008, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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Oh....good! I really want to have some shrimpies!!

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