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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-31-2013, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
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10 gallon Corydoras tank! =)

Happy Halloween everyone! So i been working on my 10 gallon Corydoras tank and this is what i got so far. I think is is coming together very well an all my Corydoras seem very happy. I feed them frozen blood worm and algae wafers with a treat of blanched zucchini once a week.

Fish stock:
x1 Pepper Corydoras
x1 Emrald Green Corydoras
x1 Sterba Corydoras
x1 Albino Corydoras
x1 Julii Corydoras
x1 Otocinclus catfish
x3 Ghost shrimp

These are all LFS name's i do not know the real names. Also wanted to know if i am over stocking my tank because i really wanted to get one more Panda or Skunk Corydoras. Any feed back will be very helpful and let me know what you think of the scape. Thanks much.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-01-2013, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
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36 views and not one comment. =( come guys on feed back will be great.
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-01-2013, 12:23 AM
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I think you'd be OK to add a couple more... they are very active swimmers, but I had 3 in a 5 gal (with other fish as well) for a while when my 55 crashed and they were OK, don't think they are a huge bio-load, and are a schooling fish so they like being in groups anyways... so I think you should be OK... I want to see pics of them all! I have 3 plain corys (well actually 4 cuz I have one that managed to hatch / survive in my 55 that is still small)... not sure what kind they are though
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-01-2013, 02:21 AM
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A 10 gallon might be too small for normal sized corys in the long run. Have you looked into dwarf corys at all? They stay small and do well long-term in a 10 gallon. Also, you might want to look into getting some sinking shrimp pellets to add to their diet.
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-01-2013, 03:45 AM
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You're of to a good start. I'd stop there with fish and invest in more plants.
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-01-2013, 03:51 AM
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I love cories... can't wait to see it when it's stocked and grown out.

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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-01-2013, 04:27 AM
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You need a bigger tank and add more of each kind as they prefer to shoal with its own kind.
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I second the pygmy or dainty (hasbrosus spelling?) corydoras. I have a handful in my 46 and yeah, i never see them but they're great vacuums. I used to have 10 in my 10 gallon with some white clouds.

I also second the plants. The cories like to hide behind/below/in things. Plants help their stress level a lot. Plants also help keep algae at bay.

I feed mine hikari shrimp pellets and I'm sure they eat whatever fish food falls down below.
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Emeralds get big, mine are easily double the size of my Julii Cory's. I would rethink the stocking. although it seems like a neat idea,my Julii's and emerald's don't school together. Having multiple of the same species is ideal and IMO would give you more interesting behavior. (Watching my emerald's spawn was interesting) but I don't think it would have happened if I had all different species.

If in doubt, add more plants!

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You need tons more plants!
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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-03-2013, 02:20 AM Thread Starter
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Ok guy's i took you're advice and ordered more plants from peabody's.

This is what i got:
NarrowLeaf Chainsword
Willow Hygro
Moneywort
Crypt Parva
Willow moss
Italian Vallisneria

Also he is throwing in java fern for free because it was out of stock and i emailed him saying i really wanted some. I will post more when they come and do a review for people who live in FL because pesbody's is located in FL. Also all my Corydoras are schooling and when they just laying around they are in a group sometimes on top of one another. I rarely see them alone maybe because it's a small tank i don't know but they seem very happy with one another.Also i picked up some seachem flourish to help with the plants i am also using CaribSea FloraMax as my substrate with two Zoo Med Ultra Sun Daylight Compact Fluorescent Bulb. Seems to be working well the tank is looking heathly over all.

Feed back is great and really thankfull for it and the help. Thanks guys
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my corys are usually together too, some times one will go off on its own or play with my clown loach or back when I had my Chinese algae eater one would play with it, but otherwise they are normally always together... they are the fast swimmers of my tank so no one else can keep up to them.
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I have a panda cory self sustaining population in a 55, they like lots of plants.
I could not imagine them in a 10 g


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You need a bigger tank and add more of each kind as they prefer to shoal with its own kind.

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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-05-2013, 05:19 AM Thread Starter
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Ok so peabodys came to day all the plants look good. Willow moss made it in kinda ruff shape and the java fern was free so helpfully i can bring it back. Other then that everything else is fine and looking healthy an the fish are loving it. Let me know what you guys think of the new plants and how i planted them. Thanks
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That is looking much better!
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