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sdbrewer 01-20-2013 08:32 AM

Corydoras habrosus & Corydoras pygmaeus in 10 gallon
 
I'm entertaining the idea of keeping small schools of both in a heavily planted, well established 10 gallon tank. Is this possible, and if so, how many of each could be kept?

Fdsh5 01-20-2013 01:08 PM

I would have no issues with 5 or 6 of each. Then again all my tanks are overstocked. With regular water changes I don't see an issue. That would be a fun tank to watch.

notropis 01-20-2013 04:24 PM

Absolutely!

I have 11 in my shrimp tank which is a 10 gall heavy planted tank. They are so tiny!

sdbrewer 01-20-2013 07:30 PM

Would 8 of each be totally pushing it?

somewhatshocked 01-20-2013 07:42 PM

sdbrewer: Will you have any other fish in there with them?

If not, do 10-11 of each and you'll have no issues. The pygmaeus will explore the entire tank - but primarily stay mid-tank when there's a sizable group of them. The habrosus will remain on the bottom, for the most part, so those numbers won't remotely seem crowded.

sdbrewer 01-20-2013 07:52 PM

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Originally Posted by somewhatshocked (Post 2297633)
sdbrewer: Will you have any other fish in there with them?

If not, do 10-11 of each and you'll have no issues. The pygmaeus will explore the entire tank - but primarily stay mid-tank when there's a sizable group of them. The habrosus will remain on the bottom, for the most part, so those numbers won't remotely seem crowded.

None at all. The only current occupants are a few Amano shrimp. The corydoras would be the only other livestock. I don't want to overstock the tank, but I also know with cories the more the merrier. I'd prefer to keep the maximum amount that's appropriate for this tank.

Would a school of 10-11 of each be the max?

somewhatshocked 01-20-2013 08:33 PM

I think 10-11 of each would be the max and would be perfect for the tank. You could honestly keep more but they wouldn't be as happy.

You could also add some shrimp if you wanted (beyond the Amanos).

sdbrewer 01-20-2013 08:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by somewhatshocked (Post 2297977)
I think 10-11 of each would be the max and would be perfect for the tank. You could honestly keep more but they wouldn't be as happy.

You could also add some shrimp if you wanted (beyond the Amanos).

That's exactly what I was hoping to hear. Thanks for the info.


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