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post #11 of 35 Old 07-12-2012, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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Probably getting Panda Corys. Are they okay with these fish? Stocking list:

10 Cardinal tetras
1 BN pleco/Twig Catfish
? Panda cories How many could I keep in there

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post #12 of 35 Old 07-12-2012, 04:21 PM
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It'd help to know the tank size. :p
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post #13 of 35 Old 07-12-2012, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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lol, sorry. That kinda failed :p

It is a 25 gallon 24x12x20 (LxWxH). The filter is an AquaClear 20.

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post #14 of 35 Old 07-12-2012, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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Im getting Peppered now, I cant afford the Panda corys. 9.99 a piece while Peppered are 2 for 7.99. New stocking list:

10-12 Cardinal Tetras
1 Twig Catfish/BN Pleco/Whiptail Catfish/What Other Algae Eater? OR (MAYBE) pair of rams? Would that work?
8-10 Peppered Corydora

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I would say you're pretty full.

My 20g has 6 Serpea Tetra, 4 Bronze Cory, and 3 Oto Catfish and I consdier that to be near full.
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post #16 of 35 Old 07-13-2012, 03:58 PM
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I would only get 5 or 6 if you get the Peppered, Corydoras paleatus. If you decide on Corydoras panda, more would be OK, but 5 minimum. Or have both, 3 or 4 of each.

Be careful of your temperatures. Rams are mentioned, they need 82F. Both of these corys will fail at that heat.

Back to your initial question in post #1. The C. panda info on Seriously Fish mentions doing a biotope (sand, lots of branches, no plants) if you want to be authentic, or you can do a normal well-planted tank. The main thing is to have lots of surfaces for corys to hide under and browse, be they plant leaves, wood, etc. These fish are continual browsers, and the more surfaces the better. And not bright light, so floating plants.

And corys geenerally off the substrate was mentioned. Almost all cory species will spend time browsing plant leaves, as mentioned above. Few remain on the substrate, though some do more than others. The dwarf species are mainly in the water column. Pandas do as well, and C. leucomelas and others.

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Rams are out them. If i knock down the cardinals to 10, could I get 7 cories?

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Rams are out them. If i knock down the cardinals to 10, could I get 7 cories?
My suggested numbers were thinking more for the surface area rather than volume. C. paleatus can reach 2.5 inches. But 7 is fine. When i give numbers, they are only approximates; if i say 6 then 7 works, if I say 7 then 8 works...

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post #19 of 35 Old 07-15-2012, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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Might get 6 then, well see how it goes first, or fi ieven like cories (ya, right)

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post #20 of 35 Old 07-15-2012, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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*if I even like cories.
Would you like some epic with that fail?

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