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post #1 of 2 Old 09-01-2019, 03:04 AM Thread Starter
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Panda Cory Cats in a heavily planted tank?

This isn't my first tank, but it's my first live planted tank. I have a 5 gallon Marineland Portrait HEAVILY planted tank. There is almost no access to gravel, I'd say maybe 5-10% of the tank has gravel showing. Is this okay for Panda cories, or are they going to get lost in all the foliage? I added a picture of my tank (I don't know why it upload sideways, I can't seem to fix it...) I currently have 3 otto cats, 2 guppies, a molly, and a platty. The Otto Cats love the plants, I've had them about 6 months, and they've thrived. I can't seem to keep shrimp without them being eaten, even the bigger amanos get eaten when they molt.
Please let me know your opinion, I'd appreciate it. Thanks!
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post #2 of 2 Old 09-05-2019, 06:04 PM
that's a lot of fish for a 5 gal tank. hopefully the plants keep it balanced and stabilized.

maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

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