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What to put in with corydoras??

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What to put in with corydoras??
Old 08-24-2010, 10:30 AM   #81
 
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heres my attempt, probably still overstocked but it was worth a try..

5-6 corys
3 female honey gouramis
bristlenose plec
4 platys OR guppies

you could probably have fewer corys, the more the better but 3 or more is ok.
also the plec will contribute hugely to the bioload.
i wouldn't get both platies and guppies...choose one or the other. the males are prettier in guppies, so you'd probably want to get those. i have heard they can be nippy though..
you could also only have one gourami.
Male Platys are more aggressive than any fish I've ever had... About equal with my male Bettas. Yes, seriously.

Would circle each other nipping fins until I put my hand between them in the dang tank! Eventually I ended up with 3 dead Platys and a couple more that I gave away.
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:30 AM   #82
 
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That sounds better im still not sure yet, platys or guppys?? Or even just 1 dwarf gourami instead. but i think i would keep the plec because they are very nice fish and they eat soem of the algea. decisions decisions
thnx for the stock list
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:31 AM   #83
 
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That sounds better im still not sure yet, platys or guppys?? Or even just 1 dwarf gourami instead. but i think i would keep the plec because they are very nice fish and they eat soem of the algea. decisions decisions
thnx for the stock list
I would get a smaller Pleco... would cut down on your bio-load alot.
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:31 AM   #84
 
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In my opinion, yes. Even going by lame 1 gallon = 1 inch rule.
i dont like that rule either. i use the 12 square inch of surface area to 1 inch of fish rule as a guideline...
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:31 AM   #85
 
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Ok thnx california fish keeper i think illgo with the stock list dorabaker gave me a forget about the platies guppys are prettier anyway.
Are the femalehoney gouramis quite dull or are the nice looking??
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:33 AM   #86
 
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Ive heard a clown pleco is smaller but u hardley ever see them??
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:35 AM   #87
 
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Ive heard a clown pleco is smaller but u hardley ever see them??
have a look at this :)
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/p...s/clown-pleco/
it says they reach 3.5 inches. sounds like the ideal fish to me, i adore plecos. i wish i could find one of these somewhere. do u know if your lfs stocks them?
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:36 AM   #88
 
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Ive heard a clown pleco is smaller but u hardley ever see them??
Are you able to special-order fish or are you stuck with what's in stock at your fish store?

I still advocate Rio Negro Pleco over Clown Pleco. :\
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:38 AM   #89
 
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Yeh there are the ones they showed me they have both types of pleco plus lots of other plecos, i suppose it doesnt matter about the not seeing them part because as long as u put all there hides in the right place you should be able to find them, plus there 7 cheaper plus clown plecos need a ph of around 7!!

3 honey gouramis female
6 corys
1 clown pleco
and 4 male guppys
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:39 AM   #90
 
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I dnt think they have them and im pretty sure they dont special order??
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