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post #1 of 14 Old 01-23-2011, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
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Is this number of livestock possible--or too much?

Hey all!

I have a 10g planted tank that has been going strong for about a year now.

Inside I have 5 neons, 2 ADF's, and 3 cories (2 peppered and 1 albino.)

I was told in another thread that my albino should probably have more of it's kind and I was thinking about maybe getting two more.

I know my tank is pretty much stocked to full capacity, but I was wondering if I could overstock it a bit and bump up my water changes to take care of any extra bioload.

Thoughts?

Thanks guys!

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post #2 of 14 Old 01-23-2011, 04:06 PM
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I think you would be ok to get 2 more cories. The neons have a very light bio load and having a planted tank helps.

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I think you would be ok to get 2 more cories. The neons have a very light bio load and having a planted tank helps.
Alright, thanks for the info. :)

Now I'm wondering if I should get 1 peppered and 1 albino. I don't want the peppered ones to feel out numbered, but I also don't want the albino's to feel out numbered. haha. what a dilemma!

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They are the same species albino and peppered are both C. Paleatus
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They are the same species albino and peppered are both C. Paleatus
I know they are but the albino seems to not want to have anything to do with the other peppered cories. Other people have confirmed that they seem to know they are different in appearance from one another.

Regardless I'm also looking for an excuse to buy more fish. :P

What do you think about the stocking issue?

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They are the same species albino and peppered are both C. Paleatus
Actually, there are albino Aeneus (bronze cory) and I've also seen albino Sterbai cories.

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Actually, there are albino Aeneus (bronze cory) and I've also seen albino Sterbai cories.
I actually think it's an albino bronze cory. He is a little bit bigger than my peppered cories.

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i think you would be ok to get 2 more cories. The neons have a very light bio load and having a planted tank helps.
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Yay! Thanks for the reassurance. :)

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Yay! Thanks for the reassurance. :)
Thank Jeaninel. She's got so much more experience than I and I've yet to ever see her post "faulty" info.

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