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MrVampire181 08-24-2009 09:27 PM

1 cory, 1 betta, 5 gallon?
I have an old male betta living in a 5 gallon tank with one cory cat. Filtration and heating. Is this aight?

fishyinpa 08-24-2009 11:58 PM

Not really. Cory cats are shoaling species of fish. Need at least 3 to be happy,more actually. Min 10 gallons. Plus sand substrate for there delicate barbels.

Rohland 08-25-2009 12:59 AM

also what cat do you have some grow quite big :)

Angel079 08-28-2009 04:43 PM

I'd actually suggest a school of 5 no less but I do find your tank to small to stock them up now.

Romad 08-28-2009 04:51 PM

I've got two spotted cories in my 5 gal betta tank. They were together at Petco with no other cories for a few months and are good buddies. That's the only reason I took them home.

All is well so far. The spotted cories aren't supposed to get too big (at least that's what I was told).

Freddiesbuns 09-04-2009 06:56 PM

in my experience all cory species are too big to be comfortable in a 5 gallons, even the dwarf species

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