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post #1 of 7 Old 01-28-2008, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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Cories in my tank?

Hello everyone, I am just wondering if I could get away with 3-4 corys in my 14 gallon tank im soon purchasing(:D). Its 20x10x15, so it has the same footprint as a 10 gallon. I would really like some false julies, or something of the like. Thank you very much!
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post #2 of 7 Old 01-28-2008, 11:29 AM
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I have a ten gallon with 1 panda and two julii cories along with 3 glolite tetra and 4 white cloud minnows. It a little over populated but heavily planted and filtered. My water parameters have always good in the year the tank has been up and I've only lost one minnow to swim bladder disease and 1 panda that never grew from the time I got him until he died at about 6 months.
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post #3 of 7 Old 01-28-2008, 01:53 PM
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I don't see anything wrong with that, although let me recommend you get as many as your tank can handle, as they're much more fun in bigger groups. They're a lot more comfortable and happy and it makes them much more outgoing. Will you be putting anything else in this tank?[/i]
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post #4 of 7 Old 01-28-2008, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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I was looking into dwarf gouramis, blue rams, or just a shoal of tetras, probally not neons, something like rummy-noses or something of the sort.
Just something for the mid level, as the cories will be in the tank.

Sound allright?
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post #5 of 7 Old 01-28-2008, 08:46 PM
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Let me recommend Honey Gourami as opposed to Dwarfs (of course this is completely personal opinion, no reason the Dwarfs won't work). Honey's are less territorial than Dwarfs. I just think they're really lovely, underrated fish so I have to talk them up given the chance.

I'd say you could get away with 3-4 corys (maybe a smaller breed like peppered or pygmy), 2 gourami and, because gourami really like to stick to the top, some sort of mid-dweller would do well, you could probably get away with a few tetras.
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post #6 of 7 Old 01-28-2008, 10:01 PM
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Let me recommend Honey Gourami as opposed to Dwarfs (of course this is completely personal opinion, no reason the Dwarfs won't work). Honey's are less territorial than Dwarfs. I just think they're really lovely, underrated fish so I have to talk them up given the chance.
I concur. Besides, dwarf gouramis have been fed with foods laced with hormones in Asian fish farms which caused the dwarf gouramis to become very vulnerable to diseases. No females are available as well and keeping two or more males is generally not a good idea.

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post #7 of 7 Old 01-28-2008, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
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Thats horrible. I had a female gourami in my old tank. I liked her just as much as the male I had, unfortunately the tank melted down before they paired up. I thought the grey was a nice contrast to the blue. But anyways, I ramble, thank you everyone:)
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