08-06-2009, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by fishyinpa
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.