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post #11 of 14 Old 10-11-2010, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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LOL nah ill listen to everyone, everyone has their own opinion but I would love to keep corys in an 8 gallon. Im guessin youve tried that before?
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post #12 of 14 Old 10-11-2010, 05:41 PM
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you can put 4 corys in a 8 gal with a betta and they will thrive just fine i dont kno wat your talking about..
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post #13 of 14 Old 10-11-2010, 05:42 PM
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Like I said you could try some of the dwarf or pygmy corys but only in a group of at least 3. I think 4 or 5 would be good with a betta just be prepared to move them or rehome them incase the betta decides they might taste good.

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post #14 of 14 Old 10-11-2010, 06:42 PM
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I do not consider an 8g tank suitable for anything but one of the dwarf species when it comes to corys. Corydoras pygmaeus, C. habrosus, or C. hastatus can be kept in a group of 6+ in a 8g. These fish are shoaling fish which means they must be in a group to be less stressed and thus healthier.

If you care to check the profiles of the Corydoras species [second tab from the left in the blue bar across the top] you will note the recommended minimum tank size is 15/20g which is a 24-inch length tank for all of the non-dwarf species. A minimum of five of whichever species is preferable; if two or more species are included, a minimum of 3 of each species. Adequate conditions are more likely to result in healthier fish.


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