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Old 08-02-2008, 04:01 PM   #11
 
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dont mix kribs with cories! they get nippy
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Old 08-03-2008, 12:28 AM   #12
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Hi

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I was wondering. What are you water parameters?
And is you tank planted? What type of filtration have you got?
All this will help others to point out fish you might want.
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Old 08-03-2008, 12:32 PM   #13
 
my tank is cycling right now mac so i will test it in a few weeks to see where i am...but i havent trouble keeping most fish in the past if that tells u anything about the water....i have had tho a hard time at keeping cichlids so i may skip the cichlid idea but i think something was wrong wit the water but im not sure

here is what i have been thinkin
6 danios which i have been using to cycle the tank can go into a 15 gallon if problems
a shoal of corys like 6
some small breeds of pleco
a type of tetra
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Old 08-04-2008, 05:22 AM   #14
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I see no problems with having 6 Danios.

Now with a shoal of 6 Corys? Depending on the type you could probly get 4.
But that dose all depend on the size.

A Small Pleco? Hmm.
I would all depend on its size.

Now with the Tetras. If you got the Pleco and the rest, I would not get any Tetras. But if you didn't get the Pleco you could get a small school of Phantoms or Neons. Something like that.
Hope this is understand able.
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Old 08-04-2008, 05:57 AM   #15
 
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Cories and a pleco probably wouldn't work, too much competition for the food. If you want a pleco, make absolute sure you get a dwarf species like bristlenose or clown pleco (not to be confused to clown loach!).

What kind of substrate did you put in the there? If you have the regular aquarium gravel it might be too sharp for the cories bristles. A group of 6-8 of them will be fine in that tank with some tetras if you have sand or smooth pea gravel. Eco-complete is also acceptable for cories.
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Old 08-04-2008, 01:19 PM   #16
 
the gravel is not to sharp for the corys it is small round smooth gravel im not new to fish keeping i know wat i am doing as for competition between plecs and corys i have nvr had one...plecos will usually keep to themselves especially smaller ones the bigger ones will eat small fish but i have nvr had this happen i am certainly not worried there being competition for food
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Old 08-04-2008, 01:29 PM   #17
 
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You should try something smaller like ottos!

And I'm not trying to crush your dreams of owning corys or anything, but really, they need sand. I got them too, in hopes that my gravel would be forgiving on their barbels... No such luck. I've just set up a tank with sand with my cory cat in mind... Most of my cory cats died and I think its because of the gravel, their barbels were very damaged and they weren't happy. It was really hard for them to get food. So IMO get sand if you want cory cats, it's just better for them.
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Old 08-04-2008, 02:06 PM   #18
 
i have been keeping fish for prolly around 5-6 years longer than most people who have replied to this thread...i have kept many cory species...and i have kept them with gravel and with sand...i have never used a big enough gravel or had any problems with cory and gravel...i wont lie they do like sand more but in my experiences i have nvr had any problems with it. have the people who replied to this just got into fish keeping like this year
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Old 08-04-2008, 02:53 PM   #19
 
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Ok, sorry I was in no way trying to sound condescending or anything. I was simply stating IMO they do better with sand.
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Old 08-06-2008, 03:38 AM   #20
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Hi

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I would forget the Pleco.
I would get Dwarf Corys, or Pygmy Corys. That way you could have a group of them.
I would go for Ottocinclus. They do a good job at algae eating. And they are very interesting to watch.
Hope this helps.
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