12-07-2011, 03:39 AM
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Originally Posted by RadMax8
I just picked up some Pepper Cories for my tank last week. Unfortunately I didn't notice that there was a green cory in the mix as well, so I purchased a friend for him because I've read cories prefer to be in species groups of at least 3 in larger cory groups. With 8 cories in the tank, will the green ones be ok, or do they absolutely need a third? They both keep swimming up and down the sides of the tank, often on opposite sides. Is this stress, hunger, or do they just not like each other?
Another question: My pepper cories seem to enjoy swimming up to the top of the tank and hanging out there. I know that they sometimes eat some of the blood worms I toss in for my neons and danios, or any other food that stays at the top of the tank. Is this a sign they aren't getting enough food, or is this entirely normal behavior?
It's funny, I bought danios for the top, neon tetras for the middle, and the cories for the bottom of my tank, but sometimes the danios and neons are at the bottom and the cories are at the top
Anyway, thanks for any info you can provide. I'm learning as I go and I'm really enjoying this new hobby!
Would hold off adding any more fish and let those you have settle.
According to previous post's you added first fish (danio's) to this tank less than a month ago so it is fairly new tank.
Not much that swims is quicker at grabbing food than the danio's so I might consider feeding the corie's an hour after light's off for the day ,with food's like shrimp pellet's, krill,spirulina pellet's,and or the blood worm's (easy on these).
Cory's, neon's,danio's you have will appreciate cool, 72 to 76 degreeF clean water and I would be changing out 40 to 50 percent of the water each week with fresh dechlorinated water.(Were it me)
After a month or two,, you could add another couple of green cory's if you have the space.