08-27-2011, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by tf1265
Your catfish are peppered (sometimes just called spotted) corydora catfish. I have a bunch of them in my tanks, I love them! They are my favorite of all my fish, super active and peaceful and playful. They are much happier in larger groups though - 2 is a good start, but even if you just got 1 more it would make a HUGE difference.
I agree with Barb, the tigers shouldn't be kept with angel fish. The barbs are semi-aggressive fin-nippers, and the angel fish are definitely aggressive fish. I would separate them as soon as possible.
If your pleco is a juvenile and already 3 inches long, he is going to get huge so be prepared.
You might want to put some plants in there. I prefer live plants, but if those seem like too much trouble fake ones would also make a difference - don't underestimate how much fish like to hide, and their natural habitats are almost always filled with plants.
I assume if you inherited the tank you also inherited test kits, water conditioners, etc? If not, you will want to look into buying those sooner versus later.
Those catfish look nothing like any peppered cories (Corydoras paleatus)
that I have ever had however they do look like pictus cats (Pimelodus pictus) of the spotted variety vs striped. You can tell because of the long barbels on the pictus vs short barbels on the cory.