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Old 02-02-2013, 11:57 PM   #1
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Corydoras or Shrimp


Corydoras vs Shrimp

What is your choice and why? Pros and Cons.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:06 AM   #2
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Corys, because my fish don't eat them as a snack.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:20 AM   #3
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Corys, because they are active, effective at eating spare food, and won't go up my filter! (or get eaten!)
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:21 AM   #4
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Good points.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:42 AM   #5
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Another vote for cories. I get tired of pulling cherry shrimp out of my hob filter. Plus cories are so much fun to watch when they school around.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:46 AM   #6
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what type of corys do you all recomend and how many in a 29g?
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:01 AM   #7
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Dwarf cories are awesome but hard to find. There are many common good varieties: trillineatus, paelatus, shwartzii, Pandas, etc. I'd do one school of 10 (single species), or 6 of 2 species (12 total).
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:57 AM   #8
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I myself am fond of sterbai cories. Or Weitzmani cories are cool too. I have 12 sterbai and 4 Ehrhardti cories in my 37 gallon and its fun to watch them all school around together. Whatever you get I agree either 10 of one species or 6 of two different ones. Cories are fun to breed as well. Mine lays eggs like clockwork within two days of a cool water change.

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Old 02-03-2013, 02:20 AM   #9
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Both. Though if I were forced to choose--it'd be corys. I love my seven sterbai and wouldn't trade them for their weight in gold.

There's seldom a need to choose, though, as there's a species of shrimp--or alternative in tank design--to fit the needs of just about any tank short of one dedicated to large predator fish.
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I have both habrosus corys and PFRs in one of my 29 gallon tanks. If I had to choose...well I suppose it would depend on the tank and what else was in it.
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I love my cory. More fun to watch, love the babies, love watching them swim in shoals, etc.
My shrimp speckle plants, don't do much and fairly boring...
But, I did love my Bamboo girl dearly. RIP. She was a boring, but adorable thing.
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My top favorite corys are Sterbas (already mentioned...their pectoral spines look awesome) and Melinis!
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:26 AM   #13
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Another vote to cories because they don't become expensive fish food! I enjoy doing Cory rescues from Wal Mart. 4 months ago I bought 3 straggly looking Aeneus and QT'd them. Since then they've bred in my planted tanks and I have had nearly 100 of their spawn I've raised and given to a higher quality fish store. Such a fun species! My favorite, though, are the Sterbai.
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Cory sterbai or gold laser
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I wonder if my London, Ontario Petsmart carries any of those?
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