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Corydoras Tank, how many?
Old 09-07-2012, 07:14 PM   #1
 
Question Corydoras Tank, how many?

I'm setting up another tank, this time a 20 long with 260 gph filtration.
How many cories can I keep in there? I was hoping for a few different species and at least 5 of each.. how many?
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:17 PM   #2
 
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That is room enough for 12 maybe 14 if you maintain it with descent water changes. If you want to try spawning them you would be better off with just your favourite species.
For me that is Cory Sterbai. They have cute orange pectorals and are fairly easy to spawn once mature. Have fun.
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:17 PM   #3
 
Are you sure I can't have anymore? I would like to think I'm somewhat experienced with 5 tanks
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:12 AM   #4
 
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I'm a notorious over-stocker and I wouldn't go any higher than Tankfull's suggestion. Maybe get two groups of six.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:51 PM   #5
 
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I think 12-15 is the limit too. You should have some upper fish; without, corys can sometimes be skittish.

Corys must be in a group, as you probably know, and five of a species is ideal (or more of course). If you have as many as 12, you can have fewer of each species, I would not go below 3 intentionally. A number of species are in our profiles.

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