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tran2255 02-26-2008 08:23 PM

Mixing cories
Hi everyone, just a quick question. I want to get some cories for my 55 gal tank. I just wanna know if its ok to add different kinds of cories together. I know they're schooling fish, but do these schools apply to their own species? I really want a mix of different kinds, like a panda with an albino, but am not sure if they will be happy that way. what do you think?

dallops_of_polyps 02-26-2008 09:13 PM

ya they will be fine look at for specifics in certain species.

willow 02-27-2008 09:09 AM

i have found that my pepper corys don't hang with my albino ones.
personally i think it would lovely to have big groups of each species.
your corys will enjoy it more. :)
and you will get pleasure from watching them.

Holly 02-27-2008 03:41 PM

my Swartz and Julii are friends but don't play with my Aggizzis. They keep to thier little group and don't really come out too much. I need to round the groups out to make everyone happier. Maybe I'll stop on my way home tonight to do that! Any excuse to stop at the lfs!

russp 04-08-2008 01:53 PM

Do to not being able to replace a dead Panda, I now have 1 panda and 2 Julii and they school together most of the time. Occaisionally one goes off on his own but it's as likely to be a solo Julii as the Panda.

okiemavis 04-08-2008 09:45 PM

It's really best to stay to the same type, avoid going for one of every kind, because they won't be as happy. I've got several different kinds (they were all rescues, not my picks) and they really don't hang out together.

Holly 04-09-2008 07:37 PM

Now that I've added more to my tank, the Julii doesn't play with anyone( I see an excuse to buy more fish!), the baby Swartzii's are everywhere and the Aggizzi's stay very close to eachother. I'm still looking to get a few more of each species once I find them. I have 6 Swartziis, 3 Aggizzis and 1 Julii.

mitcore 04-15-2008 07:00 AM

try peppered and bronzes they go great together

Falina 04-17-2008 09:11 AM

Depending on the other fish you have you have room for 2 full groups of cories. I really think they're much happier and much more active when in groups of their own kind. 5-6 of one kind is great. If you wanted 2 types then I'd suggest 5-6 of one kind and then another 5-6 of a different kind.

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