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Old 02-06-2009, 12:23 PM   #16
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I was looking into 6 pygmy corys for a community tank but after reading up on them I am not sure that this is the best idea. Right now I am planning on stocking the 40 gallon with the following:
6 zebra danios
6 glofish
1 pleco
3 gardneri killifish
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and 6 corys
will the pygmys be bullied by the other fish? I have a small gravel bed (not sand) and was reading that they need sand. Also are they ok with aquatic plants? Sorry to post this here but this seemed the best page with the most cory knowledge! Thanks~
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Old 02-06-2009, 01:05 PM   #17
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I feed my cory's a mixture of frozen bloodworm and Brine shrimp minced. Then I top it off with a dash of flake. Sinking wafers as a snack once or twice a week.
They really like that frozen food.
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Old 02-07-2009, 02:04 PM   #18
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207lauras-DO NOT put the gardneri in there with those fish. They're are nasty, aggressive things. I used to manage the fish section of a Petco, and we put them in a tank with some tetras, and the damn things tried to eat them, even the ones that were too big. I had to pull a half-eaten lemon tetra out of one's mouth. Next time you're at the pet store, look at the size of their mouths..they're quite large. Your danios, glofish, and DEFINITELY pygmy cories would all be at risk of being eaten.
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Old 02-07-2009, 02:21 PM   #19
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Really? That is the first time someone has told me this... Everything I have read online and from this site said that the gardneri are really good for a community tank. I know some of the other killi species are really mean....hmmm...now I dont know what to do
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Old 02-07-2009, 03:41 PM   #20
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P.S
Is there any small killi that will be ok in a community tank?
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Old 02-07-2009, 03:49 PM   #21
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There are some: sparkling panchax, blue panchax and lyretail are some that would work i believe.

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Old 02-07-2009, 04:03 PM   #22
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From what I've read, most killies are best suited to a species tank. Any that grow over 3", I would not suggest with smaller-bodied fish.
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Old 07-18-2009, 10:00 AM   #23
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I feed my fish using the shotgun method. two pinch sinking pellets, 1 pinch flake, 2 hikari wafers, 1 spiro disc, 1 pinch hikari discus pellet. 1 pinch hikari betta pellet. 3 x a day (pinch is what you can grab between your thumb and ring finger. And then two pinch black worms before I sleep. Everyone gets fed, cories are happy. Sounds like alot, but a pinch if I had to guess would be around 10 hikari floating betta pellets.
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Old 07-18-2009, 05:20 PM   #24
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I can't believe this thread went almost 2 years, and nobody mentioned live black worms! For maintenance/grow out/or breeding...there isn't a better food for cories, then live black worms. Try them.
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Old 07-19-2009, 12:47 AM   #25
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I can't believe this thread is still a sticky! Probably time to unsticky this.
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:19 AM   #26
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One of the mods decided to stick it, because there are 3-4 threads a month started on this topic. I think it was a good decision.
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Old 07-31-2009, 05:54 AM   #27
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I have to say that my albino corys and mystery snails are what got me hooked for good on fish. I had originally bought a small 5g tank for one of my dogs - strange huh. The first time he saw fish tanks at petsmart one day he became a devoted follower of anything involving water and movement. Eventually I was able to ask him if he wanted to visit his fish and he would moan in rapture and run and start mouthing his leash on the hook. He became and utter addict and I had to start making a few trips a week to the petstore just to feed his addiction. So I caved and bought my dog a pet fish.

Him and my male betta loved one another for a long time. The female didn't care either way. It just meant she could eat more food I suppose.

Then I bought a couple albino corys and mystery snails. The first time I watched the snails and corys pile onto a sunken cube of frozen bloodworms and suck them up like little spaghetti I felt much like my dog must feel everytime he sees any fish.

My corys are now a fan favorite in our house when I feed them bloodworms.

I am glad I came upon this post though. I had never fed them shrimp cubes before and after I just read this I went and dropped a few in for them that I had bought for my loaches. They loved it! The bettas even swam to the bottom of the tank to try them out.
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Old 07-31-2009, 06:35 AM   #28
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Lol Daphne........Welcome to our world! once your in, you can never leave. maybe take a break but they all eventually come back. sooner or later
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Question Plecocaine??? Feeding my L-199 questions

Where does one get Plecocaine? I have a L-199 and need to figure out what to feed him. He lives in a tank full of hungry Mollies that eat all the algae wafers before he can get them, and won't eat the live food I put in which junks up my tank.
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:09 AM   #30
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A bit of an old thread to be posting this in.

Send lohachata a PM about how much you want. He sells it by the pound.
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