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fishhead 02-07-2008 01:22 PM

Cory(s) for me?
My tank: 12 gallon Eclipse housing 5 Harlequin Rasboras, 1 Hillstream Loach.

Decoration: 1 bubbler, two plastic plants (one broadleaf, one bushy, but fairly tall), a sunken ship claimed by the Hilly. "Standard" aquarium gravel. I do an approx. 20% water change weekly.

I've gotten different advice on this, no to cories, one is okay, need six of 'em...kinda runs the gamut.

Obviously six is way too much for my tank but would 1 or 2 work? And if so, any specific types to look for/steer clear of? I'd really like one (or two) but if they won't work in this tank, then they won't work.


crazy4fish 02-07-2008 02:01 PM

you dont have too many fish at the moment so i think that 2-3 and maybe 4 but not sure. could fit in there. they perfer as many as you can and all you can fit is 2-3 so that will be ok. it doesnt really matter what kind you get, they are all great! everyone will give you a different opinion but really what ever one you like the best will work! dont worry you wont be overstocking! :wink:

okiemavis 02-07-2008 02:54 PM

I'd recommend a dwarf corydora, or one of the other smaller breeds. That way you can fit as big a shoal as possible without overstocking your tank.

fishhead 02-07-2008 06:29 PM

Thanks! I wouldn't think more than three of the dwarf variety, true? I'd rather be conservative in my stocking :)

bf2king 02-07-2008 07:05 PM

id also note that its a hexegon right? it would be apreciated to have the dimensions of the tank.

Falina 02-07-2008 07:45 PM

The dimensions will help, depending on this though, i would say that 6 pygmy cories would be OK.

fishhead 02-08-2008 06:26 AM

It's not a hex tank:

The dimensions are 21W x 11-1/2D x 17-1/2H


bf2king 02-08-2008 11:08 AM

sry i thought i read hexagon... for this i am unsure but a tank that small is a push.. i myself just recently purchased 4 emerald cories for a 10 gallon but it would apear to be a longer tank than this but 4-5 2inch or less cories should be fine...

fishhead 02-08-2008 12:12 PM

Thanks! I must say I was steeling myself for a consensus that they wouldn't be right for my tank so this is a happy thread :) I also wasn't aware or pygmy cories - are they commonly available? They would seem to be the best bet as I could keep a decent amount and they'd have room to maneuver the substrate.

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