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post #31 of 39 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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post #32 of 39 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 08:41 PM
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Don't put cories in that tank. There is nowhere for them to cruise around.
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post #33 of 39 (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
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like i said earlier im thinking about restocking my tank i was thinking abut some neon tetras and keeping the ottos or just keeping the rasboras that are in there and just adding a couple more to even out the school what do u think
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My Cory's loved the over grown tanks that I've had in the past. I highly doubt it the lack swimming space. Friends that have caught wild Cory's said it was amazing what you find them in. Most were in stagnant isolated pools cut off from the river in the dry season. The pools were filled with fallen leaves and you had to sift through the leaf litter in the nets to find fish. They would likely love hiding in the densely planted tank had them in.

I have had every type of substrate chicken grit, florite, pool, filter sand and even bare and still had barbels fall off. It is with out a a doubt water quality issue or poor stock to start with.

Water change water change water change.
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post #35 of 39 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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thankx alot for the advice my 1 and only cory just died i dont no if i should replace it
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post #36 of 39 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 08:46 PM
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Cories really do do better in groups and I don't think you should put a group in there. Maybe pygmy cories though. But it seems like you should wait and make sure your tank is healthy for a while.
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The fact that there is still room in your tank, or that you have had more fish in there than you have now, does not mean you are not overstocked. Technically, you *could* raise a litter of kittens in a closet, but I would not recommend it. Second, here's the thing about water testing: if you have algae, then you likely have nitrates. Your tests are reading zero because the algae is using the nitrates up. Doesn't mean they aren't there.
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post #38 of 39 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 01:29 AM
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Instead of restocking the tank I would put the money into buying a liquid test kit and following the great advice you've been given.

There's obvious something going on in the tank so main goal should be to stabilize before anything else.

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post #39 of 39 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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im gonna do that as soon as i get some money i also think my ammonia just spiked cause all my fish just died overnight and the ones in there look sickly
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