Yesterday I got a couple of albino corys to put in with my male betta. I now have some questions about having the together.
First, I know you do not need an air pump with the betta since they breathe from the surface but I assumed that one would be needed for the corys so I got one and set it up. I have since notice the corys darting to the surface of the water like they are taking a breath. Do they need the air pump?
Second, I usually put aquarium salt in my tank after changing the water. I was wondering if it still safe to do this with the corys in there. My thoughts were that they might try to eat the salt off the bottom or something and so it might not be safe. I don't know if that is a silly thought or if there is some other reason I shouldn't continue with the salt.
Third, I was searching for info on some other threads and came across a post with the aqadvisor site in it. I went on there and it came up with this warning for me:
Warning: Betta [Male] is not recommended to be with Albino Cory - further research is highly recommended.
Anyone know what the problem putting them in together is? Is it just because bettas can be aggressive?
That's all I can think of for now. I'm sure I will have more questions as I go on though.