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post #1 of 6 Old 03-04-2012, 05:29 AM Thread Starter
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I have a 50 gallon aquarium with 3 angelfish 1 apple snails 2 dwarf gouramis... can i put 3 three line corys in it? or will be any problem? thanks
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post #2 of 6 Old 03-04-2012, 08:52 AM
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I have a 50 gallon aquarium with 3 angelfish 1 apple snails 2 dwarf gouramis... can i put 3 three line corys in it? or will be any problem? thanks
No, I wouldn't suggest it! The Angel Fish do not like cory's from personal experience and will most likely kill them. They killed one of mine in 5 minutes and I rescued the other 2 before they got them but I did have to put them in my nurse tank for them to heal on a couple of spots they got them on.

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post #3 of 6 Old 03-04-2012, 01:04 PM
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Interesting. Angelfish will normally accept corys, so this only shows that there is no hard and fast rules. I would wonder though if your (Mandi) angels might have been preparing to spawn? Spawning can bring out real aggression in angelfish. Or if they are an established pair, they can view any newcomers as trouble.

Broujos, should you decide on corys, you should have more. You have the space, so a group of 9 or more will be better than just three. Youo can mix species, say three of each of several species, or have all the same species. But corys are very social shoaling fish and the larger the group the happier they will be. And lots of wood, and some plants for cover. They like to have hiding spots to retreat into, it makes them feel safer being out and about.

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post #4 of 6 Old 03-05-2012, 11:12 PM
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Interesting. Angelfish will normally accept corys, so this only shows that there is no hard and fast rules. I would wonder though if your (Mandi) angels might have been preparing to spawn? Spawning can bring out real aggression in angelfish. Or if they are an established pair, they can view any newcomers as trouble.

Broujos, should you decide on corys, you should have more. You have the space, so a group of 9 or more will be better than just three. Youo can mix species, say three of each of several species, or have all the same species. But corys are very social shoaling fish and the larger the group the happier they will be. And lots of wood, and some plants for cover. They like to have hiding spots to retreat into, it makes them feel safer being out and about.

Pretty sure they were not ready to spawn and they were not together before. I actually got my second angel fish and the cory's at the same time. Who knows maybe they were just picky I am not sure but I was just speaking off of the past experience I had.

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post #5 of 6 Old 03-06-2012, 12:07 AM
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Believe Angelfish and Gourami appreciate water temps a bit warmer than some of the cory's appreciate, and might try and find Sterbai corydoras who are more tolerable of temps above 76 degree's F.
Angelfish and Gourami would do well with temps between 78 and 80 degrees F.IME

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post #6 of 6 Old 03-08-2012, 06:15 AM Thread Starter
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thank you all very much, I will try to add 5 corys and then I will see!
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