05-04-2013, 05:01 PM
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Good SA alternative to cories? Or suggestions for cories getting injured..
OK, I am honestly at a loss. I absolutely love my cory cats they're constantly getting into trouble. I keep having problems with them getting stuck in/on/around/between anything I put in my tank. I have had this problem with every filter set up I've had (hob, sponge with air stone, sponge with power head, and now my canister filter. I can't take any more injuries and deaths.. I only have the issues with my cories,, every other type of fish I've had has been fine. I even had one appaw burn himself cause he got stuck between the heater and the glass. I don't know if there's anything I can do to make them safer..
To save myself the heartache, I'd rather just rehome the three I have left and move on to a different (hate to say it, maybe smarter?) fish. I've been keeping up with a South American theme with my plants and fish. It's a 28gal planted tank with soft, acidic water (GH like 3, PH like 6.5). I've currently got three cories, (though one was just freed yesterday and it hurt so he may die.. He's acting normal though) and 10 young cardinal tetras. I plan on adding a school of marbled hatchets whenever my LFS gets them in stock again. I would like to keep something in the bottom third of my tank... Any suggestions on a fish from South America who would fit in with my community and not wedge itself between my equipmt and the side of the tank? :(