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Old 03-01-2009, 11:48 AM   #1
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Default What would be the best cory choice?

I'm looking at getting some cories, but I'm not sure what would be compatible with my current tankmates.

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5 tiger barbs (I'll be getting more)
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1 cherry barb (I know he needs friends, they got killed by my serps...working on finding him a new home)

Anyway, I want a shoal of cories with at least 6. I'd like a very hardy cory that doesn't get too big (over 2-3 inches).
Your input is appreciated =D.
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Old 03-01-2009, 11:57 AM   #2
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YOu know my idea of a bunch of little pygmy cories Otherwise i like peppered too.
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Old 03-01-2009, 01:21 PM   #3
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I love the panda cories. I think they are adorable, and they look great in a group!
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I actually like the Emerald Green Cories the best as they are the most social with other types of fish, at least in my tank.
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Originally Posted by Ghost Knife View Post
I actually like the Emerald Green Cories the best as they are the most social with other types of fish, at least in my tank.
same here, they are my fav and they get along with my tank aswell
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Old 03-02-2009, 10:39 AM   #6
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emerald cories, as in Brochis splendens? Bronze cories are very social as are albinos. i would definately pick those first. then would come pandas and jullies. then last peppers. they all stay small.

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Brochis splendens is not technically a cory, but a brochis. Phylum is brochis. All corys are in the corydoras phylum, such as corydoras habrosus or corydoras palaetus.
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:29 AM   #8
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phylum would be chordata.
The Genus would be Corydoras or Brochis.

but youre right COM, they arent really corydoras but they ARE in the family Corydoradinae so they are closely related.

Back on topic:

Brochis are larger than cories so i wouldnt reccomend them

hope this helps

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My bad- genus. Brain fart.
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Old 03-07-2009, 07:59 PM   #10
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any cory would do..almost..just stay away from the cool water cories.
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Old 04-10-2009, 06:05 AM   #11
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albino corrys are awsome
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A lot of bronze cories corydoras aeneus look very green. Also keep in mind that albinos are also corydoras aeneus. I have two albinos and two bronzes with some brilliant green sides and they are real clowns, their shoal is the life of the party in my 55.
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