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Catfish/Cory for 14 gallon aquarium?
Old 05-30-2008, 12:58 PM   #11
 
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I've found C. pygmaeus to be much hardier than C. habrosus. I've got a school of C. pygmaeus in a 33 gallon tank in my wife's classroom where they get fed 5 out of 7 days and get monthly water changes at best. On the other hand, I have a 15 in my house that gets a 20% weekly water change religiously, and I cannot keep C. habrosus alive for more than a week in it. They have got to have well aged water, evidently.

While I agree that sand is an indispensible substrate for any cory tank, it's also useful to set aside an area for marbles or large, smooth pebbles. While adult cories do best in sand, a pebble bed will allow some fry to survive noshing on the infusoria growing on the trapped food particles out of siht and reach of their tankmates. If the cories should spawn, that is.
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Old 05-30-2008, 09:18 PM   #12
 
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The habrosus are very nice and lots of fun in the tank. I just got some from flguppiesplus and they were very reasonable but the shipping would hurt for small quantities. Since I got 10 at a time it wasn't too bad but for 3 or 4 it would be a big bite. My LFS also carried them but I got all they had and wanted a few more.
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Old 05-31-2008, 08:17 AM   #13
 
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Thank you both! Funny enough, I just registered at aquabid this morning, and bid on some java moss.

Now I will have to take into consideration the hardiness of the habrosus cories...
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Old 05-31-2008, 09:14 AM   #14
 
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Thank you both! Funny enough, I just registered at aquabid this morning, and bid on some java moss.

Now I will have to take into consideration the hardiness of the habrosus cories...
There should be no difficulty keeping them as they require nothing special to be healthy. People's experiences with different specie are generally anecdotal and not the only criteria used in making a purchasing decision. On the "degree of difficulty" scale - they are as easy as most any Cory to keep.

Try 'em - you'll like 'em. - Frank
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Old 06-24-2008, 09:30 AM   #15
 
Interesting Catfish tips

That's great that you are thinking about getting a catfish.

The National Aquarium in Baltimore recently launched a new blog and, more specifically, posted a recent entry about Catfish and their sense of taste. You can read more about it here:
http://nationalaquarium.wordpress.co...tom-of-a-pond/
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Old 06-24-2008, 09:59 AM   #16
 
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I have two bumperstickers on my jacked up fourwheel drive pickup. One says... Jack em up high fat chicks can't climb! and the other says ... Catfish Aint Ugly ! :D
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:04 PM   #17
 
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I have two bumperstickers on my jacked up fourwheel drive pickup. One says... Jack em up high fat chicks can't climb! and the other says ... Catfish Aint Ugly ! :D
That's what I like about the younger generation: Their tact and sensitivity.
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Old 06-25-2008, 01:57 AM   #18
 
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Just turned fifty three this month .One bumpersticker was on the truck when I bought it. Forgot to mention the confederate flag in the back window and I won't mention what's hanging from the trailer hitch.
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