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Old 01-03-2008, 09:47 AM   #11
 
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hi
if you would like to add corydora catfish,then i advise
them to be in a group no less than three,they are
great to watch in a group,not sure about mixing species
but the larger the group the more chance you have
of either malea and females.
:)
3 is certainly better than 2 however, I initially had a group of 3 cories and they seemed happy enough. I then added another 3 to make 6 and the difference in them was amazing. they were much more active and they started breeding (don't worry if you don't want them to breed. Unless you deliberately move the eggs or the parents they eggs will just be eaten). So I would have to advise a group of 6 or more for them to be at tgeir most entertaining. Cories are my favourite fish so if you like them, I think you will really enjoy them as they're great to watch, as well as being stupidly cute. :)
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Old 01-03-2008, 03:44 PM   #12
 
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first of all your welcome for the previous info. and second i think you should get some cories on your next trip to the store just to help keep your tank clean from the start(plus they are just soooo cute arent they?) you could also get a few other fish if you wanted like the cherry barbs or loaches or something. hope you enjoy watever you get.
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Old 01-03-2008, 03:54 PM   #13
 
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first of all your welcome for the previous info. and second i think you should get some cories on your next trip to the store just to help keep your tank clean from the start(plus they are just soooo cute arent they?) you could also get a few other fish if you wanted like the cherry barbs or loaches or something. hope you enjoy watever you get.
Thanks a lot again. I think everyone here has helped me out a ton and I know what I'm going to do now. Now, should I finish the Tiger Barbs in the next stock, then get the Cories? I'm trying not to mess up with biological overload so I'm not sure how much to add the next stock.
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Old 01-04-2008, 10:02 AM   #14
 
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hi
add your stock slowly so the filter can catch up,
add your corys first(JMHO)then the week after i think
(someone correct me if i'm wrong please)
add your barbs.
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Old 01-04-2008, 10:53 AM   #15
 
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You're probably safe adding 3 cories for now and adding another 3 later. I wouldn't add all 6 at once. Or if you decide to get the tiger barbs first add 3 at a time of those as well.
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Old 01-04-2008, 01:52 PM   #16
 
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those suggestions sound good to me. 3 or 4 fish at a time is a good way to do it. :D
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Old 01-04-2008, 05:40 PM   #17
 
Well, one of the Tiger Barbs died today so that brings me down to two in the tank. Still, my next trip to the store will be for the three Cories for my bottom-level fish. After that I'll get another 4 Tiger Barbs.

Should I get Cories first or the 4 Tiger Barbs.
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Old 01-04-2008, 05:49 PM   #18
 
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umm sorry if you have answered this somewhere else.............
how did you cycle the tank ?
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Old 01-04-2008, 07:43 PM   #19
 
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umm sorry if you have answered this somewhere else.............
how did you cycle the tank ?
I set it up, then let it sit for about a week. After that I took a sample of the water to the fish store, where they tested it. It was fine for fish so I bought them.
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Old 01-05-2008, 04:01 AM   #20
 
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ok hold everything....................
your tank with just water cannot cycle.there is a "STICKY" about the cycle
Please read it,(that is said in a kind way not an order)
your fish are going to suffer,as toxins will build up,
you can lessern them with water changes,however
a fishless cycle is kinder.
let me know if you know about this,
as i forgot to even ask if you have anyother tanks aswell.
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