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post #11 of 17 Old 05-02-2010, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
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I thought the cories were going to be rehomed?? The 75 has a sizeable foot print but clowns and yoyos I feel are much too rambunctious for peaceful cories. The loaches (mine do) keep their rough housing to themselves but all that craziness would bother cories, one reason I don't keep cories (but would like to...one day!) Their are other species that would be better suited. I know that Byron keeps Botia kubotai (beatiful loaches) that I think are more mellow. The Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki (dwarf chain loach) I keep would also work well. While hyper little guys they are small enough not to "over run" the cories. There are other loaches that may also work...not recalling their name off hand. After my supper (which I'm eating over my laptop, bad girl that I am) I'll go grab the names for you.

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post #12 of 17 Old 05-03-2010, 02:29 AM
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not much to add,just that i agree with kym about the yoyo loaches
and the cory mix,and i think the clowns do grow slowly,as mine have taken like forever
to get to4inches.
if you want to see large clowns have a look on you tube there are some absolute monsters
on there,i don't think they look as nice when they get that big,and i wonder
if they are just a product of aquaria,or if in real life they get that big,
i know there are monster fish out there that are ment to be,but clown loaches ????

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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Kym, check this out:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tejA-CxDIVk

I've heard a lot of stories about people keeping the more social loach species with corydoras with no problems, even loaches as big as clowns will herd around together with cories apparently.

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post #14 of 17 Old 05-03-2010, 04:20 AM
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that was fantastic.
so shark like,all it needed was some teeth,or do they have teeth
i watch a few of the monster fishing programmes,and i have to say it's amazing
what lives in the waters,i find myself feeling quite nervous for the fisherman
sometimes,not quite knowing what's on the other end of the line.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
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That was a cool video. Grrrrrrrrowl!

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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I thought the cories were going to be rehomed?? The 75 has a sizeable foot print but clowns and yoyos I feel are much too rambunctious for peaceful cories. The loaches (mine do) keep their rough housing to themselves but all that craziness would bother cories, one reason I don't keep cories (but would like to...one day!) Their are other species that would be better suited. I know that Byron keeps Botia kubotai (beatiful loaches) that I think are more mellow. The Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki (dwarf chain loach) I keep would also work well. While hyper little guys they are small enough not to "over run" the cories. There are other loaches that may also work...not recalling their name off hand. After my supper (which I'm eating over my laptop, bad girl that I am) I'll go grab the names for you.

Sorry for the confusion. I didn't list them again because i thought i was being repetative. Yes the cories will also be in the 75 gallon. However, they don't have to be there permantly. I will be setting up the 45 gallon again by the fall (we have to build a family room first). I wasn't sure if I could have loaches and cories together but I know now that it's not a good idea.

Thanks for the info.

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Kym, check this out:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tejA-CxDIVk

I've heard a lot of stories about people keeping the more social loach species with corydoras with no problems, even loaches as big as clowns will herd around together with cories apparently.
batman- that was AWESOME! Thanks for posting .

willow- I agree that as huge lunkers clowns aren't as cute as when they are younger. My LFS had a trio of clowns that are about 9" and they still looked really cute. Maybe they lose their charm after the 12" mark?? Considering their slow growth rate we are safe in thinking ours will be very cute for some time to come. Have you seen pics of "Marge & Albert"??
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