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post #1 of 4 Old 09-24-2006, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
1 Pleco v. 2 Corys

Just wondering, in terms of acceptability in a tank, can 2 corys be in a tank as opposed to 1 Pleco?

Just trying to keep my tank properly stocked.
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post #2 of 4 Old 09-25-2006, 02:15 AM
In your 30 gallon tank with the cichlids? The cichlids may try to eat the cories if they are the pigmy type or if the cichlids are large enough. A larger pleco would be fine with the cichlids.
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post #3 of 4 Old 09-25-2006, 02:23 AM Thread Starter
Well I'm actually setting up a different tank as well, trying to figure out how to populate it
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post #4 of 4 Old 09-25-2006, 02:34 AM
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For a community tank, I'd recommend 4 as the minimum number to keeping cories.
10 gallons will fit 3-4 large species of cories. 6 minimum for panda and other pygmy types of cories.
If you want to breed them, the sex ratio is two males to one female as opposed to the sex ratio of livebearers which is one male to 2-3 females. The reason is that in cories, their style of breeding is quite different. The female chooses which male she wants to help her with the laying process.

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