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post #1 of 8 Old 02-25-2015, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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Hi I have recently set up a 30 gallon tank with 4 clown loaches, 2 cory catfish, 3 tiger barbs and 1 algae eater. I find the two cory's to be quite territorial, frequently chasing the clown loaches and tiger barbs, is this normal? I want to have a tank featuring the clown loaches, because they are such an interesting tropical fish
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post #2 of 8 Old 02-26-2015, 10:20 AM
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All my cory cats swim around like they are the only ones in the tank. I sometimes wonder if they know the others are in the tank with them at all. My Bettas and Plecos will run the cory's off but not the other way around. My groups are 5+ so might be a schooling issue. How big are the clowns and barbs? Both of those fish get bigger then the cory cats so I wouldn't think they would be bullied.


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All my cory cats swim around like they are the only ones in the tank. I sometimes wonder if they know the others are in the tank with them at all. My Bettas and Plecos will run the cory's off but not the other way around. My groups are 5+ so might be a schooling issue. How big are the clowns and barbs? Both of those fish get bigger then the cory cats so I wouldn't think they would be bullied.
The clown loaches and tiger barbs, are both fairly small, I have had them in the tank for about a week and 1/2. They seem to have grown slightly in this time. As for the cory catfish, again small, been in the tank about 5 days now.
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The clown loaches and tiger barbs, are both fairly small, I have had them in the tank for about a week and 1/2. They seem to have grown slightly in this time. As for the cory catfish, again small, been in the tank about 5 days now.
Thank you for your input.

My cory cats range in size from 1.5" to 2.5" depending on the species of cory. My spotted are my smallest with the Green the larges. If my memory is right the clowns will get 10" so they won't be run off my the corys after they are 3-4". The tiger barbs won't get that big but they will be bigger than the cory easy.

Just a thought the cory and barbs like to be in schools of 5+ maybe if you had a few more that would help them deal with each other. But that would over stock your tank so I don't recommend adding that many more fish.

Also sounds like a new tank maybe after a few more days they all will find their places and get along.


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post #5 of 8 Old 03-02-2015, 07:23 AM
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Cory Sterbais

The only Corys I've kept are C. Sterbais.

Their most distinctive features are their clear eyes and nice yellow 'hands'. I call them 'sea hamsters' since these cute little creatures remind me of hamsters which I have kept.

However, I wouldn't want to keep them anymore because it's obvious to me that they are literally blind to their surroundings.
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post #6 of 8 Old 03-03-2015, 07:04 AM
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It gonna happen you have 7 of 10 of your stock list feeding from the bottom. Have you tried feeding sinking food? Maybe get some reptile feeding tongs and target feed the bottom (so you don't do to much)......wouldn't add more cory cats at this point because it might be food aggression.
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post #7 of 8 Old 03-03-2015, 11:06 AM
Most likely the corys are stressed. They are community fish, and should be in a larger group. Without this they can become aggressive. I used to only have one panda Cory, and he would chase the blue ram cichlids I have. He calmed down after I added 5 more Corys.
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post #8 of 8 Old 03-03-2015, 11:45 AM
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While on the topic of schooling cory I would like to point out different types don't school together.

I have 6 spotted in the tank with 1 green they don't interact with each other, the green just kind of goes where he wants and the spotted just ignore him. They all eat together but I try to spread out the food so they don't all have to be at the same spot to eat. I would get more green but the person that was breeding them has stopped. I bought the spotted to replace hoping they would school but that failed.


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