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Old 07-24-2010, 12:04 AM   #121
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Oh yeah, definitely wouldn't add any fish to a tank with issues. I am not even sure what gill fluke is but it doesn't sound good. I hope you can get it cleared up ASAP.

I am just beginning to research Cory's. I won't get any until after I can find a good home for my Leporinus and maybe my Rainbow shark? I am not sure if they get along with Sharks or not. I will hopefully hear from someone who knows a lot of the species and what to expect with them. Also requirements etc...

I am slowly reading through the profiles but WOW there are a lot of different varieties. I always think it is nice to hear different thoughts about them from people who have them.

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Old 07-24-2010, 12:12 AM   #122
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hehe i dont think sharks and corys would get along at all unless you had a REALLY BIG tank maybe, and lots of hiding places.
gill flukes are these little worms that live in the gills and sort of eat them away...ugh that sounds really nasty put like that hope i'm not freaking you out haha
there are a lot of different types of corys, it can be personal faves are pandas, sterbas (which look awesome - they're spotty and have bright yellow fins) and peppered corys which are blotchy and have a nice irridescent sheen. because there are so many species and they often look very similar identification can be tricky, i went to my lfs a few weeks ago and they had some corys labelled as c. julii - incorrectly. they were undoubtedly sterbas...c. julii dont have yellow fins! how they made that mistake i don't know! haha.
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Old 07-24-2010, 12:16 AM   #123
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So is it pretty much pick the color pattern that you like when chosing a Corydora or are there other big differences? I read that they are very touchy and when they are sick it is difficult because they are too sensitive for normal medications and treatments.

I am not sure if I am ready for a really fragile fish. I couldn't stand it if they died because of something I did. :(
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Old 07-24-2010, 12:21 AM   #124
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i totally understand about the 'fragile fish' thing. they are not the most fragile species and the pair of peppered corys i had once were some of the hardiest fish i've ever had, but maybe that's just because they managed to survive several cycling tanks, several bouts of finrot and my appalling early fishkeeping skills they are very sensitive to medications especially salt. and they get stressed easily. but like i said my peppered corys were always fine and lives for years. maybe the terrible conditions they went through in early life toughened them up.
i think some species are more delicate than others. for instance i think sterbai are meant to be able to tolerate higher temperatures, while many other species have shorter lifespans in temps above 25 degrees celsius. i'm not too clear on any of that , its just the impression i've got from reading stuff.
corys were my first ever tropical fish and although i had a few deaths to start with, when my tank finally cycled ( i knew very little about cycling back then) i kept a pair for about a year with great success. i'd reccomend them, but i think a stable tank is a good idea, and you want to make sure the corys are as healthy as can be and that all the other fish in the tank are healthy, and there's no stress, because they are a pain to treat if they get sick.
i hope you get some though,they are a delight and i've never found them hard to look after :)
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Old 07-24-2010, 12:26 AM   #125
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Well, that is good to hear. I am learning to appreciate species I never thought of in the past. Honestly in the beginning their mouths sort of freaked me out but I am starting to see them as charming now. Someone posted a video of a shoal of Corydora's in, I assume, the wild. It was fascinating to watch and made me begin to appreciate how entertaining these little fish could be.
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Old 07-24-2010, 12:31 AM   #126
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was that the video of the shoal of corys in the amazon? i saw that, it was amazing! it made me want a huge tank full of them..
what substrate do you have? corys need a soft substrate that won't hurt their barbels, sand is good because they like to dig in it but smooth gravel is fine too. also they like soft acidic water, or at least around neutral. peat moss can help with that if your water isn't soft, and driftwood helps a bit too i think, by releasing tannins.
good luck :)
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Old 07-24-2010, 12:36 AM   #127
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Hm, they might be out of the question then since I have Eco-Complete for my substrate now. I had larger, smooth gravel before which would have been good for them then. I will keep checking into it though. I am not changing substrate again. 1 time of changing in the past month. Not going to keep changing tank stuff. Fish, maybe but not tank stuff. lol

Oh and yes, it was the Amazon Shoal.
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Old 07-24-2010, 12:41 AM   #128
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hmm eco-complete isn't smooth? i googled it but its kind of hard to tell from the pictures whether its a smooth substrate or not..
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Old 08-20-2010, 06:00 AM   #129
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Corydoras tank mates

Hello i am just wandering if any1 new if you could put corydorus's in a 50l tank with to small goldfish?? I was just double checking as to my local pet shop saying i coul??
Many thanks
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Old 08-20-2010, 06:08 AM   #130
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um, i'm pretty sure that's a bad idea. corys are tropical fish and need a heater...goldfish are coldwater and don't like heat. there is some overlap in their temperature requirements, but they should ideally be kept in the range that suits them best, i.e. goldfish around 20 degrees C, corys around 24-25 may not sound like a big difference but a few degrees can make a big difference to the health and lifespan of a fish.
as to what your local pet store said...unfortunately as a general rule you shouldn't listen to what the people in pet stores say. some will say anything to get a sale, some just don't know about the fish they're selling...but whatever the case you shouldn't trust their advice
also, goldfish aren't my forte, but from what i've read on this site they require a lot more room than 50 liters. they can potentially grow very large and there can be problems if you keep them in a tank too small. but i'll leave all that to someone who's an expect on goldfish
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