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Pearl2011 07-11-2012 03:46 PM

No plants for cories . . . ?
 
Corydoras pygmaeus (Pygmy Cory) — Seriously Fish

In the maintenance it part it says corydoras should not aquatic plants. What the heck!!! I thought all fish do better with plants! And dont cories lay there eggs on them (i think)?

Correct me if I am wrong, but that cant be right. O__O

Olympia 07-11-2012 04:01 PM

Hmm. May be miscommunication?
In the wild, corydoras habitat does not really have any plant life.. It's more like this.
http://www.simulationeight.net/fish2...dwarf/full.jpg

HOLY huge photo. But yea, they're fine with plants, just normally they only encounter a dead leaf litter on the bottom of the river.

Pearl2011 07-11-2012 06:35 PM

Okay, ill leave an area open with the driftwood for them. But plants wont hurt them, will they?

Olympia 07-11-2012 07:06 PM

No. xD So many people, myself included, keep plants with their cories to no ill effect. :p

mt4no1 07-11-2012 08:32 PM

I just have to say, if that is your tank, AWESOME! (you may have googled it just to show) But either way, AWESOME!

Olympia 07-11-2012 08:40 PM

Not mine. I wish I had access to such nice root structures though. :-D

Romad 07-11-2012 08:54 PM

I've got plenty of plants and plenty of corys. All are well and happy.

Pearl2011 07-12-2012 12:42 AM

Thnaks! What cory stays on the bottom the most?

Geomancer 07-12-2012 05:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pearl2011 (Post 1151030)
Thnaks! What cory stays on the bottom the most?

All of them.

They'll often be skittish and zooming up and down the glass for a few days after you get them, but once they settle in they'll almost always stay on the bottom. Every so often they'll swim up to the surface for some air.

Olympia 07-12-2012 06:00 AM

Hmm, the 3 dwarf species often midswim, quite often once they settle. I think it's cute. Was looking at profiles yesterday and they also say pandas midswim often.
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