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  1. Hello from AZ!

    Introduce Yourself
    Hey all, Greetings from sunny Arizona where we are enjoying our winter. We started in freshwater aquariums benignly enough with a pair of 1 gallon Betta tanks - 1 for each of our daughters. Bettas didn't thrive and we moved up to a slightly larger tank. We then upgraded to a 3-gallon aquaponics...
  2. 10g - thoughts on 2 vs. 4 corys

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    TL;DR - I have a 10g already stocked with 2 albino corys. However, I've been reading that corys need at least 4 in a group AND that corys should not be in a 10g (a lot of forums say 20g minimum for room to move). Am I good leaving these 2 as a pair in a 10g, should I add 2+ corys to my tank to...
  3. Growing On Me

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    So, I recently got a tank and some fish. Primarily to try out the whole aquaponics thing. 3 Weeks ago, to me, fish were fish. Ooh. But my kitties are growing on me. I now care very deeply for them. Ive got one of the Back To The Roots aquaponic tank thingies. Its currently got basil sprouts up...
  4. What is this?!

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    What are the bubbles on my cory cats dorsal fin and should I set up a quarantine tank?
  5. Help! Sick Cory has bubbles on it!

    I have a 26 Gallon aquarium with compatible fish and regulated water parameters, however overnight one of Cory catfish developed clear bubble like things where its dorsal fin meets its back as well as in between its back fins by its tail. Ive attached a picture and I really need some help to...
  6. Cory swimming in circles

    I have an albino bronze cory that, not sure how to describe it, but when it swims, it does like a pinwheel impression where it's entire body spins around in a circle, almost like it's head is top heavy or something. Not sure what the cause is, but I haven't noticed thing on the outside, so I'm...
  7. Juvenile Albino Cory internal bleeding?

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I woke up and found one of the juvenile Albino Corys laying on the bottom of 20 gallon long aquarium. Oddly with what looks like internal bleeding, unable to swim, and dying. They have all been so hardy and active, I don't get this. This is a cycled aquarium and the juveniles have been in...
  8. Hello, Beginner With A Few Questions

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi, I recently purchased a 20 gallon long. I have gravel as my substrate, a few large rocks, driftwood, an aqueon quite-flow 20 filter and a few lighting fixtures. 1- I want to plant this pretty heavily. Anubias, amazon sword, hygrophilia, and parrotfeather (I have overgrowth in my pond) are...
  9. Best way to treat fin rot?

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    One of my platies has come down with a bit of fin rot. I'm doing frequent water changes and read that treating with melafix and aquarium salt would probably clear it up. The only thing is I have cories in the tank and have heard that they are very sensitive to salt. My QT isn't done cycling so I...
  10. My Cory Thinks He's a Platy?

    Hi I'm new to this forum and and keeping fish! I recently got one julii cory (i'm getting 4 more asap) and while he seems perfectly healthy and happy, he's not acting the way I thought he would. He's been swimming with my 4 platys. The platys like to swim all over the tank together and the cory...
  11. what kind of Cory is this

    I would like to know because when I go to the pet store to buy more I want to know what to ask for. I'm new to Cory's soo any pointers are welcome.
  12. Cories in a Guppy Tank?

    I have a 10 gallon with 5 adult guppies and an unknown number of fry. I was wondering if I had room for some cories in there with them? If so, how many and what kind? (I know there are different types of cory but I am not familiar with cories.) And if cories are a no go is there any other kind...
  13. Urgent! Albino corys gasping for air.

    Had my corys over a year now. Suddenly today around 3pm i saw my cory near the surface struggling breathing. This has never happened and my nitrate levels are 0. I tested the water and the chlorine did look high. I have suspected it to be chlorine poisoning. However none of the other fish seem...
  14. Preparing for Corys, have some questions

    A fish store near me has recently started carrying what they call Julii corys. I've completely fallen in love with them and want to add them to my tank! However, based on what I remember about the fish at the store, I think the so-called "juliis" actually looked like C. trilineatus (now that I'm...
  15. Bottom feeders perching

    I love bottom feeders, I think they tend to have more personality. I was wondering about a possible setup. What if you did a sort of upside down planted look: only floating plants, and sand on the bottom. Probably a piece of driftwood to, but other than that just open, sandy bottom. The reason...
  16. stocking question

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have a 10 galon aquarium, running for about 6 months. heres what's in it: 3 oto cats 2 balloon mollies 2 shrimp live plants and other decor. I have a great filter running too, and I do weekly 10% water changes. The tank just feels really empty... I was thinking I could add 2 cories to be...
  17. Corys and Shrimp

    Can you keep Ghost Shrimp with Corys?
  18. New Julii cory not active

    I'm a bit concerned about my new Julii cory that I got just yesterday. He's in a 10 gallon quarantine tank, and I'll be putting him in my big tank when his quarantine is over. He hasn't been very active since I brought him home. He cleaned the gravel a little bit yesterday, but this morning he...
  19. What kind of cory in 10 gal with 3/4 platties

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I have a 10th gal tank in which I will be putting 3 or 4 platties in, along with 3 corys. I am looking for a smaller type of cory that will do well in these conditions, the tank will be fully cycles, and I want the corys to eat leftover food and debris off the bottom although I will be feeding...
  20. Am I overstocked? Suggestions?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I'm making plans to start up a 20 gal long, heavily planted freshwater tank. I'm obsessed with catfish, so here's the list: 6 Sterbai Cory Cats (2.5 inch each) 3 Oto Cats (2 inch max) ...and possibly 1-3 Upsidedown Cats (4 inch max) My main concern regards the Upsidedown Cats. I've read that...