I prefer the Kuhli Loaches over the Corydoras. They do not dart around the tank spastically or run into things. My corys were the same as yours. They were cute I must admit with the little fat bodies. They seem to me to be the hobbits of the fish world LOL! I do like the Bandit Corydoras. I had them mixed with Julies and a couple others (can't recall at the moment) and the Bandits were quite different than the others. They did not freak out during water changes or run over eachother, decor and other fish. So, if I ever decided to get them again, I would definetely go with Bandits.
I never saw the Kuhli Loaches before the rescape, infact I thought they all died, but after the DW, plants and lake rocks went in, they are never in hiding! It's aawesome!!!! They swim all over the place and it's adorable the way their bodies are diagonal and they swoop up and down. Fascinating. I have 7 of them right now, and plan to up the numbers to 10 or 12. They are great at wriggling in tight places to get food that escaped the other fish.
Juicy Fruit is gorgeous! Glad the star of the tank is doing so well
That's great! Is he sociable with you? I imagine Gouramis to be like Bettas in that respect.
I have the same problem with the ramshorn snails. I made an attempt to irraticate them during the rescape. I don't know if I succeeded or not, but I haven't seen one in 2 weeks now. Promising. I used to see them every morning. I do have a ton of Malaysian Trumpet Snails. And some pond snails. I don't mind the pond snails though. They do not explode in numbers like the Ramshorn did. I never killed the snails. Couldn't do it. So, I put them in the QT when I catch them. I've taken 4 quart sized bags full of Ramshorns to the LFS. In the QT I put a total of 20 in there. I feed them only every 2 weeks by dropping in some blanched cucumber, spinich and lettuce. I also give them some meaty pellets. Not a lot of food ever though. Just enough. And still, their numbers exploded! So, I strongly believe it is a myth that their numbers will only explode if a person is overfeeding the fish. My QT can attest to that!
I had thought about adding a single baby Assissin snail to the big tank. They will also mulitply. Some say not as fast as other snails, but others have said they have tons raqther quickly. Once they eat all the other snails, they die. Gross. That is not what I want to happen in my tank. I also thought about adding 3-4 Yoyo Loaches, but unfortuantely read they will nip my Angels fins. So, no on them!
I will just have to pick the MTS's out as I see them I guess to keep their numbers in check. Sigh
I watched you fry video. So cute! What will you do with them? You should see if your LFS will buy them from you or give store credit for fish food or something. That's be cool. Also, you should see if the LFS will trade the corys for something else or store credit. Worth a shot!