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Old 10-20-2007, 04:49 PM   #1
 
Corys

I would like to know if I could add some corys to my tank and if they would help keep the bottom clean? I have a 45 gal tank with 2 angels 1 redtail shark 5 rummynoses a pleco a upsidedown cat and a rosy barb
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Old 10-20-2007, 05:15 PM   #2
 
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How agressive is your RTS? when he gets territorial, he wont tolerate the corries in such a small tank.. let alone the rest of the fish. I would honestly move the RTS or give him to a LFS just because they are not suited for a community tank.
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Old 10-20-2007, 05:19 PM   #3
 
It seems to stay by its self the rosy barb is the one that has been the most trouble
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Old 10-20-2007, 05:23 PM   #4
 
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Hmm heres something you can try that may help.

Again, I would give up the RTS, hes gonna reach 6 inches and get mean, and in only a 45gal tank this isnt much room for the other fish to get away.

Once you ditch the RTS, Grab 5 more rosey barbs so they will school, the group will hopefully distract your bully barb, and his agression should subside somewhat.

After that, I would say green light on the cories!
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Old 10-20-2007, 05:26 PM   #5
 
Thank you very much I am also hope to get a new tank around 100 to 150 gals so I can add a few more
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Old 10-20-2007, 05:28 PM   #6
 
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I bet your RTS would love a 150 gal tank :)
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Old 10-20-2007, 09:22 PM   #7
 
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I'm with Greg.

Don' add any cories until you have the RTS in the bigger tank, and once you have some cories would be lovely. With what you've got you could even go with 2 schools of 2 different varieties if you liked. 6 of one type and 6 of another. They prefer groups of 6 or more as you probably know. :)
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