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post #11 of 13 Old 07-31-2007, 12:12 PM
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Compatability is a strange issue. There are general cautions to be noted but of course there are always exceptions.

I'm with Lupin though, I'd add another 3-4 cories because they like to be in numbers and also from a more selfish point of view, they are much more fun to watch in a shoal.
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post #12 of 13 Old 07-31-2007, 09:40 PM
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Why not Gump? The spines on a cory would prevent him from being a meal.
The spines don't prevent an attack and usually cause damage to both fish and sometimes ends in death of one or both of the fish. I've seen happen time and time again.
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post #13 of 13 Old 08-01-2007, 01:29 AM
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interesting...they seem to be doing fine so far. The acara doesnt seem to mind the little cory's except when they get too close then he'll just swiftly chase them away then leave em alone again. The cichlid doesnt seem to bug the other fishes unless they get within half an inch of him. I'll observe and see how they do in the next few weeks
It will only be a matter of time before something damaging happens. As far as we know, several cichlids have varying personalities and they can change the way they behave unpredictably.

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