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Old 07-31-2009, 12:58 PM   #1
 
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15 gallon tank

Okay so I may be able to fit a 15 gallon on my dresser. I am hoping itll fit lol. I have coupons for petsmart,so I am gonna see what they have. My question is,how many corys can I have in a 15? I currently have 7. I know the inch per gallon doesnt really work,since fish arent all one inch lol. Could i get maybe 3 more? or 2? LOL. I have no idea.
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Old 07-31-2009, 04:47 PM   #2
 
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Okie scratch that. How bout a 12??
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:49 AM   #3
 
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If this is now a 12g tank, I would go with 5 corys of the same species; species can be mixed, but in a small setup I think the same would be interesting, and from my experience they have a preference for their own species given the choice. And I would add a small group (5-6) of small shoaling fish; corys do better with some activity above them, less shy. And they need some refuge like plants and wood [you probably know this already, you've had very good luck with the stooges]. Good characins would be dwarf pencils, false neons (Paracheirodon simulans) or hatchetfish (Carnegiella genus only, these are the smaller hatchets), or one of the smaller rasbora as they prefer the same water parameters as corys. Good regular maintainance (weekly pwc) and plants would ensure good water quality.
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Old 08-05-2009, 03:22 PM   #4
 
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Thanks Byron! Well,my stooges had a second baby,so now I have 8 pandas. The new one is very small right now,so I wont see him for another month or so. I dont want to overload my new tank,so whats the max amount of pandas I could have now? I am thinking of not buying anymore since they seem to be spawning periodically and one seems to survive each time lol. Id love to get some more though if I could. I have another post on here,with pictures of their new tank setup. It has quite a few plants,sand of course,a great filter,and their bubble wall. My guys arent shy at all! Always swimming all over the place. Very active lil buggers.
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:02 AM   #5
 
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Do you ever see the spawning activity (that is interesting and should be obvious) or the eggs? Corydoras lay a small group of eggs here and there, on plant leaves (the underside often), glass tank walls, on wood--odd you never see them, only one fry now and then. But fortunately you have some hiding place where the fry survive, as the adults would eat them when they first hatch if they found them.

Is the "new tank" the 12g? The 8 pandas will be OK, wuldn't buy any more; and still recomend a group of 5-6 upper fish, small characins as previously mentioned.
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Old 08-06-2009, 11:57 AM   #6
 
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Yeah their new tank is a 12 gallon. I think they are spawning at night,because I never see them doing that. I never see eggs either,so I am not sure where they are putting them. I think they put on this plant in the back. Oh they should still have upper fish? Even though they are quite active and not shy at all? I love white cloud minnows and rasboras. Would white clouds be okay? Id love to have another group of fish in there.
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Old 08-06-2009, 12:45 PM   #7
 
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Yeah their new tank is a 12 gallon. I think they are spawning at night,because I never see them doing that. I never see eggs either,so I am not sure where they are putting them. I think they put on this plant in the back. Oh they should still have upper fish? Even though they are quite active and not shy at all? I love white cloud minnows and rasboras. Would white clouds be okay? Id love to have another group of fish in there.
White clouds are cool water fish, as they come from the mountain streams of the White Cloud Mountain in China; they are frequently kept in tanks at room temp (no heat). Pandas come from relatively fast-flowing mountain streams in Peru, such as those of the Rio Ucayali system, around Huanaco, etc. The water comes from ice melt in the Andes, and is coller than water down in the Amazon basin. Pandas therefore do well at lower aquarium temperatures than many of the other corydoras, say low 70'sF, so this combo should work. Keep the tank heated around 71F for the pandas as they are the more sensitive. If you can be sure the room temp doesn't drop below 70F, you could dispense with a heater, but if that may occur in winter I wuld use a small heater just to be safe.

I think from appearance a small shoal of swimming fish would be nice, and the pandas would I think be better for it. White clouds are a good choice as they require very similar water temperature. Rasbora would also be OK, but in warmer temps, around 77-78F, which the pandas can of course tolerate, but not above 79/80 as I found out.

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Old 08-06-2009, 01:00 PM   #8
 
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Oh okay. Thanks Byron.
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Old 08-10-2009, 08:31 PM   #9
 
I think they like their privacy while spawning. lol
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:29 PM   #10
 
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Hahahaha maybe!
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