Catfish/Cory for 14 gallon aquarium? - Page 2 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 18 Old 05-30-2008, 12:58 PM
Member
 
tophat665's Avatar
 
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.

Logic is only the beginning of wisdom
tophat665 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 18 Old 05-30-2008, 09:18 PM
Member
 
Oldman47's Avatar
 
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.
Oldman47 is offline  
post #13 of 18 Old 05-31-2008, 08:17 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
finsNfur's Avatar
 
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...
finsNfur is offline  
post #14 of 18 Old 05-31-2008, 09:14 AM
New Member
 
Hardiness

Quote:
Originally Posted by mommytown
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

I keep approximately 95 species of Corys and have spawned 61.
Coryologist is offline  
post #15 of 18 Old 06-24-2008, 09:30 AM
New Member
 
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/
natlaquarium is offline  
post #16 of 18 Old 06-24-2008, 09:59 AM
Member
 
1077's Avatar
 
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

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
1077 is offline  
post #17 of 18 Old 06-24-2008, 02:04 PM
Member
 
tophat665's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1077
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.

Logic is only the beginning of wisdom
tophat665 is offline  
post #18 of 18 Old 06-25-2008, 01:57 AM
Member
 
1077's Avatar
 
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.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
1077 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
mixing species of cory catfish? asterisk Catfish 6 10-29-2009 07:18 PM
Cory Catfish~! Need Help! Rohland Catfish 16 08-24-2009 07:25 PM
Strange Behavior from Cory Catfish mritter Tropical Fish Diseases 8 07-18-2008 12:29 AM
cory catfish (continued) Falina Fish Breeding 3 03-31-2007 06:53 AM
My Cory Catfish keeps swimming to the surface sdcindy Catfish 3 03-06-2007 05:48 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome