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post #11 of 28 Old 08-19-2012, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
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ill leave the lemons out. what would be a good number of julii or panda corys? if the angels look cramped or dont get along i will remove one and rehome it or just wait until my quarters catch up in size and move it to that 55.
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post #12 of 28 Old 08-19-2012, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
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I think it's so funny when people have already done something but couch it in the future tense:

" Yeah, uh, hypothetically speaking, would it be okay to pop a couple angels in a 29 gallon with some tetras. Just, ya know, hypothetically, I mean?"

And then no one agrees that it's a great idea. In this case, I think we agree it is an imperfect but possible plan, at least in the short term.

Anyway, you made me chuckle-- because we have all done that! "Are you sure I can't keep a tigershark in a twenty gallon tank?? OMG, I already bought the shark!!!"

There's another thread or two in which the poster complains of angels biting her lemon tetras. Other forum contributors including Byron suggested that this was indeed a possibility. I have never had Angels injure other fish, except a small school of white clouds that got unceremoniously eaten. When I kept Angels with a small school of Bleeding Hearts I had the opposite experience in which the Tetras relentlessly nipped at the filaments of the Angels' dorsal and anal fins. And in another tank years ago, that same combination worked out fine. So there you go. I was one for two. How they will interact with lemon tetras is anyone's guess.

Yes, I think the corys will be largely ignored by the angels. I would be surprised if any or many fish pester or eat cory cats. I would imagine it would be like trying to eat rose thorns. I second the idea of keeping a larger group of them and remember to feed feed feed them!

Poor guy! It's been a rough day for you on the threads, huh?
i was just wondering on tankmates for the 2. i really am stumped on if theyre a pair or not. they dont guard a section or anything but they do swim together sometimes. maybe its bc they were raised together and shipped in the same bag. what do you mean rough day with threads? this is the only thread i posted today.
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post #13 of 28 Old 08-19-2012, 12:55 PM
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Well, how big are they? There's a certain size where they'd be sexually mature and you'd be able to tell better, if they're still technically babies you won't know for a while.
Leaving lemons out is your best bet. I actually replied to a thread where one got bit by an angel today. I'd do as large of a cory school as possible and just leave out the pleco if I were you. You could have a good sized group in a 29 with only the angels in there.

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post #14 of 28 Old 08-19-2012, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
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theyre pretty big. way larger than quarter i dont know what size to call them. they are 2 and a half inches from nose to the beggining of the tail.
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post #15 of 28 Old 08-19-2012, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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so would 8-10 corys be ok? im going to get like 4 today and put them in quarentine.
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post #16 of 28 Old 08-19-2012, 01:36 PM
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I meant we weren't giving you the answers you wanted to hear. Sorry. Sometimes that's how it goes. . .we mean well.

Those angels are just babies and still six months or more from knowing what they are.

I agree with Olympia (I most often do) that the more the merrier with cories. I was looking at a vid on YouTube of wild panda cories in the amazon, literally thousands, scouring the leaf strewn floor of a flooded forest. Then we say: these are schooling fish, so you need at least three. Come on! We ought to keep cories in 6 foot tanks and keep 50-75 fish. I mean, that at least would be a school. Three corys in a tank are just Curly Moe and Larry. So yeah, skip the lemons and do a dozen cory cats, just track down a small variety.



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im ok with the answers. the corys were the main reason i started the thread, are julii considered a smaller one? what about peppered? im pretty sure i wont be able to find pandas.
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post #18 of 28 Old 08-19-2012, 02:05 PM
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Those are both mid-sized cories, yup. Bronze are large, pygmies are tiny. I think the pandas are a tad smaller but the ones you said should be fine. The "Julii" Cory you see at most stores are actually 3 lined cories.

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post #19 of 28 Old 08-19-2012, 03:10 PM
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Pygmaeus are downright tiny. Never have seen them for sale, or maybe I missed them because they are so small.
Is Paleatus the "peppered cory". I think that one is fairly small. At any rate, it is usually sold at a much smaller size than Juliis and others. Not that that helps.

Olympia and AllAboutFish: it is very cool chatting with you. I only recently joined and actively started contributing to this forum; you two made it very enjoyable. thanks.



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I always shake my head when someone says "they (any fish) are a schooling fish so get 3."

Yes, that is the peppered cory.

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