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post #1 of 6 Old 08-24-2009, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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1 cory, 1 betta, 5 gallon?

I have an old male betta living in a 5 gallon tank with one cory cat. Filtration and heating. Is this aight?

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post #2 of 6 Old 08-24-2009, 11:58 PM
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Not really. Cory cats are shoaling species of fish. Need at least 3 to be happy,more actually. Min 10 gallons. Plus sand substrate for there delicate barbels.

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post #3 of 6 Old 08-25-2009, 12:59 AM
also what cat do you have some grow quite big :)
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post #4 of 6 Old 08-28-2009, 04:43 PM
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I'd actually suggest a school of 5 no less but I do find your tank to small to stock them up now.
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post #5 of 6 Old 08-28-2009, 04:51 PM
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I've got two spotted cories in my 5 gal betta tank. They were together at Petco with no other cories for a few months and are good buddies. That's the only reason I took them home.

All is well so far. The spotted cories aren't supposed to get too big (at least that's what I was told).

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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post #6 of 6 Old 09-04-2009, 06:56 PM
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in my experience all cory species are too big to be comfortable in a 5 gallons, even the dwarf species
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