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ERICVANCOUVER 04-16-2013 10:43 PM

Salt and Pepper Corys with Tetras
 
Hi,

I'd like to know if i could add Corydoras Habrosus to my tank
Will tetras when fully grown bother the small corydoras?
Thank you

Eric


fish monger 04-17-2013 08:48 AM

I have my corys with black tetras and have never noticed any problems at all. It seems like a pretty common combination in my experience.

Byron 04-17-2013 12:10 PM

Assuming by tetra you are referring to the standard species, they will not bother corys.

Corydoras habrosus is a delicate species. When you were in my fish room a couple weeks ago, you probably saw my group of this species in the 70g. I do not have particularly good luck with them, nor with C. pygmaeus edither. Not sure why, as my many wild-caught species in the 115g do very well and are regularly spawning.

Charles (you know who I mean) told me that the dwarf species must be on sand, and I have had better luck since changing to sand. But I still have losses higher with these two species than anything else. Dr. Neale Monks wrote that the "dwarf" corys need lower temperatures, no higher than 75F max, and I am beginning to accept that this may be my problem. My tanks are 76-77F, and this may just burn the little corys out.

Byron.

ERICVANCOUVER 04-17-2013 05:45 PM

Thanks fish monger and Byron,
I think i stick with regular corys like Metae and Rabauti
My False Julii didn't survive the re-cycling of my tank, just one left and have red gills with heavy breathing
But for now all my Neon tetras are good, i thought there were sensible species for cycling

Byron, I got 12 Golden Tetras from Charles and love them, nice color with the Neon in the tank
Do you think I can add 7 Harlequin Rasbora?

Eric

Byron 04-17-2013 07:42 PM

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Originally Posted by ERICVANCOUVER (Post 1784513)
Thanks fish monger and Byron,
I think i stick with regular corys like Metae and Rabauti
My False Julii didn't survive the re-cycling of my tank, just one left and have red gills with heavy breathing
But for now all my Neon tetras are good, i thought there were sensible species for cycling

Byron, I got 12 Golden Tetras from Charles and love them, nice color with the Neon in the tank
Do you think I can add 7 Harlequin Rasbora?

Eric

Yes, try to give the tank a week or two after the latest additions before any more.

ERICVANCOUVER 04-17-2013 08:30 PM

Of course, I'll add them in 3 or 4 weeks maybe more
After 3 days, still got 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite, 0 nitrate
And thank you for the plants, you're right, it helps a lot
Do you know where i can get the Rasbora?

Eric

Byron 04-17-2013 09:03 PM

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Originally Posted by ERICVANCOUVER (Post 1786273)
Of course, I'll add them in 3 or 4 weeks maybe more
After 3 days, still got 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite, 0 nitrate
And thank you for the plants, you're right, it helps a lot
Do you know where i can get the Rasbora?

Eric

The common Harlequin Rasbora is available from time to time. I personally like the other two species more, they remain slightly smaller, the Lambchop Rasbora and Hengels Rasbora. The latter is available more frequently now than it used to be, and is the brightest of the three and my personal favourite. [Check the profile photos.]Charles has had them, probably will when they are available. Aquariums West downtown has all three species periodically.

ERICVANCOUVER 04-17-2013 09:15 PM

Thank you very much
You're very helpful

Eric


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