Ok, I finally succumbed and got a second (and my last, this time I mean it!) 10 gallon tank. Until today it was inhabited by my 2 surviving pygmy cories, I *really* wanted pygmies, but I wanted something better suited to my area, so I did some reading and got 3 Sterbai.
Tonight is their first night in their new home, lots of pool filter sand, 2 swords, a fern, and a nifty moss covered coconut pagoda that had "cory" written all over it. I started about 5ml of Stability yesterday and continued that today with the new fish.
I'm used to the normal cory freakout maneuver of swimming up and down the sides of the tank, but 2 of the sterbies are doing what can best be described as a relay race very close to the surface...back...and forth....back....and forth...the 3rd sterbie and 2 pygmies are acting more cory-like in seperate parts of the tank. Do they miss being in a 20 gallon with 40 other cories?
Was it a mistake to only get three? I was reluctant to add too many fish too quickly to such a sparsely populated tank, especially after what happened with the pygmies. I have been considering adding another tomorrow, and/or two on Saturday. Any thoughts?