02-04-2013, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Sylverclaws
So are these two not ok with the other two emeralds I have of the smaller type and three Schwartz Cories? I need more of their own specific type for them to be happier? ,-,
If that's the case, I have no choice but to find them new homes, I don't have room for four more. >< I have room for only ONE more, but if they are only happy in their own specific group, I know that wont work.
First, this is a 55g tank according to your initial post, so another 2 of these Brochis cats won't cause any issues, or shouldn't. And the lonely Brochis will be more settled and likely "happier" and thus healthier with a couple of conspecifics.
Second, going beyond that, if this really was an issue, having other Corydoradinae in the tank (the other Corydoras species) also helps. These fish are very social, and all species in the family socialize to some extent. Some ichthyologists actually propose the elimination of Brochis as a distinct genus, believing the current 3 (or is it 4?) species are actually Corydoras. This thinking is gaining adherents, so it may soon change. Anyway, the point of all this is that Brochis species and Corydoras species are so similar they are fine together.
BUT...it is still preferable to have 3 of this Brochis if you can.