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  1. Oldfishlady
    02-06-2011 04:36 PM - permalink
    How mature is the tank and how big are the corydoras....they may be fine in 8gal for awhile if they are immature or sub-adults-and if the tank is mature/stable...but 5 corydoras even in a 10g is pushing it IMO...these guys get over 2inch when active plant growth can help water quality to a degree-but I would still make at least 50% weekly water only changes and watch them closely for stress...a 20g would be ideal.....these are really cool fish and usually really active too...on the move constantly and watch for barbel erosion and/or infection-this can be caused by too rough substrate and/or high nitrate that even in NPT with overstocking can happen....
  2. weluvbettas
    02-06-2011 12:07 PM - permalink
    What am i going to go? I just found out its not 5 gallon its like 8. Does this help in anyway?
  3. Oldfishlady
    02-06-2011 12:03 PM - permalink
    It will be fine for the Betta but not the cory cats...not enough space for them and they would most likely get stressed and stressed fish....get sick......even with all the plants that volume of water is just not enough to support them long term...
  4. weluvbettas
    02-06-2011 11:58 AM - permalink
    Its a 5 gallon tank :)
  5. Oldfishlady
    02-06-2011 11:51 AM - permalink
    How big is the tank?
  6. weluvbettas
    02-06-2011 11:39 AM - permalink
    Hello OFL.
    I have a natural planted tank (with the soil method! :) ) Its like 90% planted. Its heated and filtered. Will the tank be ok with 1 betta and 5 spotted corys?
  7. Oldfishlady
    02-06-2011 11:09 AM - permalink
    I have no idea what they are-they don't look like typical guppies or even gambusia-very pretty fish however.....sorry I couldn't help....
  8. reaper0325
    02-06-2011 07:26 AM - permalink
    Hi OFL! :)

    Are you familiar with Guppies? Please check my thread at the Lounge. Thanks so much! :D
  9. Oldfishlady
    02-05-2011 05:36 PM - permalink
    I would start him on Epsom salt 1tsp/gal and 100% water changes daily-then on day 3 increase the Epsom salt to 2tsp/gal along with the 100% daily water changes for 7 more days...if you have tannins add them too-I like to pre-mix my treatment water in a 1gal jug of dechlorinated water-add the salt and tannins and use this for the water changes everyday-be sure and get the pre-mixed treatment water to temp and shake well before use and cover the top of the QT with plastic veggie wrap to keep the air above the water warm and humid for the labyrinth organ-if he is eating fed small amount several times a day
  10. FireKidomaru
    02-05-2011 05:06 PM - permalink
    hey OFL..i need some personal help. I have a fish that lays on his side and has trouble getting air at the top and swimming in general. I have lowered the water level in the tank so he can get to the air easier but idk what else to do. He is a fighter and has lasted almost a month past when i expected him to go. Please help Thankies

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