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post #1 of 35 Old 07-11-2012, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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No plants for cories . . . ?

Corydoras pygmaeus (Pygmy Cory) — Seriously Fish

In the maintenance it part it says corydoras should not aquatic plants. What the heck!!! I thought all fish do better with plants! And dont cories lay there eggs on them (i think)?

Correct me if I am wrong, but that cant be right. O__O

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post #2 of 35 Old 07-11-2012, 04:01 PM
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Hmm. May be miscommunication?
In the wild, corydoras habitat does not really have any plant life.. It's more like this.


HOLY huge photo. But yea, they're fine with plants, just normally they only encounter a dead leaf litter on the bottom of the river.

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post #3 of 35 Old 07-11-2012, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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Okay, ill leave an area open with the driftwood for them. But plants wont hurt them, will they?

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post #4 of 35 Old 07-11-2012, 07:06 PM
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No. xD So many people, myself included, keep plants with their cories to no ill effect. :p

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post #5 of 35 Old 07-11-2012, 08:32 PM
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I just have to say, if that is your tank, AWESOME! (you may have googled it just to show) But either way, AWESOME!

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Not mine. I wish I had access to such nice root structures though.

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post #7 of 35 Old 07-11-2012, 08:54 PM
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I've got plenty of plants and plenty of corys. All are well and happy.

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post #8 of 35 Old 07-12-2012, 12:42 AM Thread Starter
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Thnaks! What cory stays on the bottom the most?

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post #9 of 35 Old 07-12-2012, 05:57 AM
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Thnaks! What cory stays on the bottom the most?
All of them.

They'll often be skittish and zooming up and down the glass for a few days after you get them, but once they settle in they'll almost always stay on the bottom. Every so often they'll swim up to the surface for some air.
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Hmm, the 3 dwarf species often midswim, quite often once they settle. I think it's cute. Was looking at profiles yesterday and they also say pandas midswim often.
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