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Old 11-23-2010, 06:01 AM   #31
 
OK, you'll lol but here goes, what is a bank? And while you're at it, what is a stickie? And. . . give me a break, I didin't know what lol was until my son, as he lol, clued me in.
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Old 11-23-2010, 06:40 AM   #32
 
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A sticky is a thread that the moderators make "sticky" so that it always appears at the top of the sub-forum in which the thread is contained. Important topics that people ask about a lot, that type of thing gets "stickied".

A word bank is just a list of words and what they mean so all of those trendy buzzwords could be defined in a sticky that we could look up when we are clueless as to what people are talking about.
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Old 11-23-2010, 06:45 AM   #33
 
Tanker, thanks a bunch. It's good to know the language one is trying to understand. Is there a quick place on the site to go to get a walk thru of the mechanics of the online options?
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Old 11-23-2010, 10:02 AM   #34
 
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There's a Frequently Asked Questions page which is worth a look, if you haven't already

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/faq.php
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Old 11-23-2010, 10:27 AM   #35
 
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Smile About the fish store...

Liveaquaria.com is a good place to buy live fish online, they just ship it right to your door for a pretty good price. Their other site, fosterandsmithaquatics.com, has stuff like lighting and heaters. They are usually pretty reasonable when it comes to pricing. Colored sand exists, but not at home depot or lowes. Lowes and Home Depot have white or yellow sand. You might find other colored sand locally, but if not, then you would have to ship it, and then it is simply not worth it. The white sand usually looks good in my opinion.
Welcome to the forum,
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Old 11-23-2010, 04:02 PM   #36
 
Tanker,
thanks very much. I took a look at your tank pics. I loved the meal time video. Thanks for that and for the help.
Q: Do you see the cory's schooling behavior very much?
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Old 11-23-2010, 04:25 PM   #37
 
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I've never seen any of my cories school. They are always spread far and wide. A couple might be together, and others over the other side of the tank. One might be sitting still in one spot, another poking at the gravel somewhere else, and another going up and down the tank walls somewhere else.

From memory, you can see in the dinner video a couple of the pandas come over then a couple(?) of the sterbai come in from the back, but they are not in their whole group. Sometimes some will come to eat and another will be way over the other side of the tank by himself (he'll miss out entirely on some dinner - as you can see from that video, all of the fish help themselves to the cory food, they don't just eat their flakes and let the cories have all the sinking food). They all just seem to do their own thing. Maybe it would be different if I had mean fish in my tanks and they felt threatened, but my cories are very independent.
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Old 11-23-2010, 04:28 PM   #38
 
Corys will school when stressed, i find that the dwarf corys are more likely to school naturally, possibly due to their small size. Otherwise, semi aggressive fish or fast moving fish will cause corys to stick together. Obviously not ideal, but they do school, it's just situational.
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Old 11-23-2010, 04:47 PM   #39
 
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i find that the dwarf corys are more likely to school naturally, possibly due to their small size.
I have 2 remaining cory habrosus and even they are never together, even though it's just the 2 of them left. They don't seem to hang out together or with the bigger cories in that tank either. Again, they just seem to do their own thing.
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Old 11-23-2010, 04:52 PM   #40
 
Mine wouldnt school either until i had ~10 of them. I had cory pygmayus or sumthing not the one you have. After i had ~10, they would swim from one end of the tank to the other with eachother. It wasnt a tight school, but they clearly would stay within eyesight of each other.
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