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Old 05-02-2011, 10:29 PM   #11
 
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I would strive to make it at least 3 cories, as they prefer grouping verses pairing.

Depends on the gravel. If the gravel is smooth with no sharp edges they will be fine (my cories are on gravel). However, I do think its important to provide them with a smooth surface, such as a log I have in my tank they are in. Even though sand is generally preferred by almost all bottom dwellers, cories are adaptable and are less likely to cut themselves on rounded gravel like loaches might/will.

Your cory loves it in the cave because he doesnt have the security of a group. Once you add at least 2 more, you will notice a difference in his personality, socialness, and playfulness.

Heater is set at a nice temp. And I like that you have a good filter on the tank.

What kind of shrimp did you get?
its an amano shrimp
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Old 05-02-2011, 10:34 PM   #12
 
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its an amano shrimp
Cool, I have heard good things about them...I have only kept ghost shrimp back in the day...hoping to get into shrimp later this summer.

Any tank pics?
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Old 05-02-2011, 11:07 PM   #13
 
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Cool, I have heard good things about them...I have only kept ghost shrimp back in the day...hoping to get into shrimp later this summer.

Any tank pics?
yea ghost shrimp are kool.. i love them! i havent taken any pics yet from my camera but i will tomorrow and post some on here! :)

can the platies get sick though if they nibble on the bottom feeder shrimp pellets? i already fed them a couple times today and i dont want to overfeed them but it looks like theyre hungry
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Old 05-02-2011, 11:14 PM   #14
 
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yea ghost shrimp are kool.. i love them! i havent taken any pics yet from my camera but i will tomorrow and post some on here! :)

can the platies get sick though if they nibble on the bottom feeder shrimp pellets? i already fed them a couple times today and i dont want to overfeed them but it looks like theyre hungry
I highly doubt the platies would get sick from the shrimp pellets. I feed sinking shrimp pellets to my 29g tank daily...my guppies, molly, cories, and neons all nibble on the pellets...the whole tank actually eats about 10-15 of these pellets a day...plus 4 veggie rounds...freeze-dried bloodworms, flakes, sinking granuals...and the once every week or two serving of frozen brine shrimp.

Most fish act as though they are hungry all the time. I do suggest feeding twice a day in small amounts...as much as they will eat within about 3 mins or so. At first it might take some practice, but eventually you will be able to eyeball exactly how much to feed each time.

Cant wait to see the pics.
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Old 05-02-2011, 11:52 PM   #15
 
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I highly doubt the platies would get sick from the shrimp pellets. I feed sinking shrimp pellets to my 29g tank daily...my guppies, molly, cories, and neons all nibble on the pellets...the whole tank actually eats about 10-15 of these pellets a day...plus 4 veggie rounds...freeze-dried bloodworms, flakes, sinking granuals...and the once every week or two serving of frozen brine shrimp.

Most fish act as though they are hungry all the time. I do suggest feeding twice a day in small amounts...as much as they will eat within about 3 mins or so. At first it might take some practice, but eventually you will be able to eyeball exactly how much to feed each time.

Cant wait to see the pics.

ok good! they are still nibbling on the 1... its funny to watch lol.. they are always pooping too, but i only feed them twice a day. Ive been feeding them 2 different types of flakes I have.. both aqueon, but one of them is a color enhancer, tropical granules, and frozen blood worms.
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ok good! they are still nibbling on the 1... its funny to watch lol.. they are always pooping too, but i only feed them twice a day. Ive been feeding them 2 different types of flakes I have.. both aqueon, but one of them is a color enhancer, tropical granules, and frozen blood worms.

Sounds like good food. You might consider a veggie round/algae disc in the diet, at least for the cory... I recommend Hikari's Veggie Rounds...they sink all the time and break down nicely without turning into a white fuzz ball if not eaten or removed.
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:39 PM   #17
 
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Sounds like good food. You might consider a veggie round/algae disc in the diet, at least for the cory... I recommend Hikari's Veggie Rounds...they sink all the time and break down nicely without turning into a white fuzz ball if not eaten or removed.

oh ok i will def. look into that! here are some pics.. i used my cam on my computer and it came out kind of fuzzy b/c my camera was dead, so im gunna put some more clearer ones on here tomorrow.



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Sounds like good food. You might consider a veggie round/algae disc in the diet, at least for the cory... I recommend Hikari's Veggie Rounds...they sink all the time and break down nicely without turning into a white fuzz ball if not eaten or removed.

i also just got 1 more plant and its a live one! its called a corkscrew.. i wanted to get 1 more small plant for the middle part of the tank and i thought this one was nice. i like the real grass kinda look
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Old 05-04-2011, 12:29 PM   #19
 
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That's a very nice aquascape, nice work ruby.

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I agree, the aquascape is breathtaking! You out did yourself!

A small plant for the front that doesnt mind gravel too much is a crypt wendtii...I have 5 at the moment, and they all use to be in gravel and grew great...just like 2 wks ago did they get a sand set up.
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