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Old 02-19-2007, 04:12 AM   #1
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Do Cory barbels grow back?

I believe they were damaged by substrate (smooth gravel) rather than disease. Only one Cory is affected. I am considering emptying the tank and switching to sand substrate now, I thought the smooth gravel would be OK (it was there before the Cory's). Ntrates etc are all fine, I can think of no other cause, unless it was the dreftwood. They have only been in the tank for three weeks. All seem healthy and eating fine. If I switched to sand would that be OK for bristlenose catfish which also live there?
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Old 02-19-2007, 08:12 AM   #2
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In short, no.
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Old 02-19-2007, 12:14 PM   #3
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I don't think smooth gravel would do that, I know sharp gravel does destroy there barbels.
the main reason it happens is cause of poor water conditions.
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The water conditions are fine, the other Cory's are fine, and they've only been in the tank for a short while...
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Old 02-20-2007, 03:59 PM   #5
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Has anyone kept Cory's with either Onyx sand or eco-complete? If so could you please give me your experiences with these? Do the Cory's do OK? I'm considering switching substrate to one or the other of these.
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