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post #1 of 8 Old 04-16-2013, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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Question Salt and Pepper Corys with Tetras

Hi,

I'd like to know if i could add Corydoras Habrosus to my tank
Will tetras when fully grown bother the small corydoras?
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post #2 of 8 Old 04-17-2013, 07:48 AM
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I have my corys with black tetras and have never noticed any problems at all. It seems like a pretty common combination in my experience.

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Assuming by tetra you are referring to the standard species, they will not bother corys.

Corydoras habrosus is a delicate species. When you were in my fish room a couple weeks ago, you probably saw my group of this species in the 70g. I do not have particularly good luck with them, nor with C. pygmaeus edither. Not sure why, as my many wild-caught species in the 115g do very well and are regularly spawning.

Charles (you know who I mean) told me that the dwarf species must be on sand, and I have had better luck since changing to sand. But I still have losses higher with these two species than anything else. Dr. Neale Monks wrote that the "dwarf" corys need lower temperatures, no higher than 75F max, and I am beginning to accept that this may be my problem. My tanks are 76-77F, and this may just burn the little corys out.

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Thanks fish monger and Byron,
I think i stick with regular corys like Metae and Rabauti
My False Julii didn't survive the re-cycling of my tank, just one left and have red gills with heavy breathing
But for now all my Neon tetras are good, i thought there were sensible species for cycling

Byron, I got 12 Golden Tetras from Charles and love them, nice color with the Neon in the tank
Do you think I can add 7 Harlequin Rasbora?

Eric

36g Bowfront Planted
11 Cardinal Tetras (Paracheirodon axelrodi)
11 Gold Tetras (Hemigrammus rodwayi)
4 Julii Corys (Corydoras julii)
3 Panda Corys (Corydoras panda)
Amano Shrimps, Malaysian Trumpet Snails, Pond Snails

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Thanks fish monger and Byron,
I think i stick with regular corys like Metae and Rabauti
My False Julii didn't survive the re-cycling of my tank, just one left and have red gills with heavy breathing
But for now all my Neon tetras are good, i thought there were sensible species for cycling

Byron, I got 12 Golden Tetras from Charles and love them, nice color with the Neon in the tank
Do you think I can add 7 Harlequin Rasbora?

Eric
Yes, try to give the tank a week or two after the latest additions before any more.

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Of course, I'll add them in 3 or 4 weeks maybe more
After 3 days, still got 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite, 0 nitrate
And thank you for the plants, you're right, it helps a lot
Do you know where i can get the Rasbora?

Eric

36g Bowfront Planted
11 Cardinal Tetras (Paracheirodon axelrodi)
11 Gold Tetras (Hemigrammus rodwayi)
4 Julii Corys (Corydoras julii)
3 Panda Corys (Corydoras panda)
Amano Shrimps, Malaysian Trumpet Snails, Pond Snails

20g Long Planted
Red Cherry Shrimps, Tiger Shrimps
Malaysian Trumpet Snails, Pond Snails

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Of course, I'll add them in 3 or 4 weeks maybe more
After 3 days, still got 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite, 0 nitrate
And thank you for the plants, you're right, it helps a lot
Do you know where i can get the Rasbora?

Eric
The common Harlequin Rasbora is available from time to time. I personally like the other two species more, they remain slightly smaller, the Lambchop Rasbora and Hengels Rasbora. The latter is available more frequently now than it used to be, and is the brightest of the three and my personal favourite. [Check the profile photos.]Charles has had them, probably will when they are available. Aquariums West downtown has all three species periodically.

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post #8 of 8 Old 04-17-2013, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you very much
You're very helpful

Eric

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11 Cardinal Tetras (Paracheirodon axelrodi)
11 Gold Tetras (Hemigrammus rodwayi)
4 Julii Corys (Corydoras julii)
3 Panda Corys (Corydoras panda)
Amano Shrimps, Malaysian Trumpet Snails, Pond Snails

20g Long Planted
Red Cherry Shrimps, Tiger Shrimps
Malaysian Trumpet Snails, Pond Snails
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