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What type of cories should I get?

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What type of cories should I get?
Old 12-03-2006, 04:19 AM   #1
 
What type of cories should I get?

I have a 22 UK gallon Tropical community aquarium, and currently have:
2 Mollies
2 Blue rams
7 Black Phantom tetras

My ph is quite high, almost 8.0, but the Rams have accustomed to that.
I wish to add a few small cories to the tank, and that'll be all the fiish I'm getting.
I don't have enough space for a shoal or, for example, tetras, because you need more than 7 of them, but I have the space for 4, or 5 at a push, cories.
So, what small corydoras would you recommend for fairly easy keeping, hardiness (lol) and of course, cuteness!! haha
So I wish for them not to be too sensitive, but I don't mind if they aren't as indestructable as a diamond!
Thanks everyone.

P.S. I like Panda Cories :D :)
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Old 12-03-2006, 04:58 AM   #2
 
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Hiya Kathryn.

Aside from pandas, get Sterbais. They're fun.
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Old 12-03-2006, 06:32 AM   #3
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You could also look into the ...Albino Cory, Corydoras paleatus they are cute as well, we have a pair in our small fw tank and they are just a joy very playfull. :D
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Old 12-03-2006, 07:29 AM   #4
 
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... get Sterbais. They're fun. ...
Kathryn:

My vote goes to sterbai!

1) They are stunningly beautiful fish.

2) They are very, very hardy fish.
I purchased 7 approximately 8 months ago when I first ordered fish
after reentering the hobby after 35 years.
All 7 are still alive and doing good in spite of my "experience
garnering" incidents.

3) Their running, romping and antics will keep anyone entertained.

IMHO 5 would be the minimum number in order for them to be "happy fish"!

The following provides some data concerning sterbai as well as photographs.
http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog...species_id=316

The following provides general aquarist data and sterbai depiction.
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...cfm?pCatId=846

Due to their animation "getting a picture" of one is difficult (this was the best of approximately 10 photographs over a 30 minute period).

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Old 12-03-2006, 08:19 AM   #5
 
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Nice cory, Jones.
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Old 12-03-2006, 08:24 AM   #6
 
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Or you could go with pygmy corys, which are off the charts on the cuteness scale, get 1" long max, and prefer a larger shoal. You could get 9 or 10 of them no sweat if you have room for 4 regular corys. Drip acclimate, though, over the course of several hours.

I like Sterbas' too. Pretty, pretty fish. Don't overlook Leopard/Juli/Trilineatus, though. They're inexpensive and and nearly as good looking as Sterbas'.

Stay away from Pandas. They're about as sensitive as corys get.
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Old 12-03-2006, 10:06 AM   #7
 
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Stay away from Pandas. They're about as sensitive as corys get.
Thanks everyone very much. I'll have a closer looks at what you all said in a while.
Are Pandas sensitive? That's a shame, they're so cute! lol
Thanks again everyone. :D :D
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