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Old 07-12-2012, 05:41 AM   #1
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What cory stays on the bottom the most?


Just wondering. Would love a fish on the sand most of the time. There is going to be some cardinals and a twig catfish. It is a 25 gallon amazonian bio type.
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:01 AM   #2
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All Cory cats stay on the bottom. They swim around for fun but always go right back down.

Any Cory would work. habrosus are my fav. They are small and pretty. I love mine. They are pretty hardy too.
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:19 AM   #3
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Habrosus rule. Mine are gregarious and friendly, not bothering the shrimp. But there's lots of cool cories, so I'd go give the fish profiles here a poke.
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The only ones that actively swim around midwater would be pygmy cory and hastatus cory, more so the hastatus.
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Corydoras is my favorite genus of fish. My favorites are pandas and pygmaeus. Make sure you get at least a half dozen or more, whichever species you decide on. They like the company of others of their species and will school / hang out together. In a 25 gallon tank, the dwarf species (habrosus, pygmaeus, hastatus) would be perfect!
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i bought some venezuela's cories and they are all over the substrate. they come up for their breath of air every so often but mostly on the floor. i have been interested in the habrosus cories for a while but seeing if i can eventually have them.
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I have Pandas, they are cute catfish, are one of the smaller variety. They mostly hang out at the bottom, sometimes they'll do they're shimmy dance up the side of the glass.
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i have green, albino, juli, and panda. the pandas are my fav cories. they are are super active constantly swimming around.

my albino is a good time too. hes just a huge bumbling cory that loves swimming into my bamboo shrimp while they are feeding. its very funny to see.
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Thanks! Probaly getting Panda cories. Is this stocking list for a 25 gallon 24inch tank okay? Will be well planted.

12 Cardinals
1 BN Pleco OR Twig Catfish
8 Panda Cories
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:20 PM   #10
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The only ones that actively swim around midwater would be pygmy cory and hastatus cory, more so the hastatus.
Really? I thought C. hasborus was also a free swimmer.

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Thanks! Probaly getting Panda cories. Is this stocking list for a 25 gallon 24inch tank okay? Will be well planted.

12 Cardinals
1 BN Pleco OR Twig Catfish
8 Panda Cories
I'd avoid plecos in a smaller tank, as they poop. A lot. Try otos instead.
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I'd avoid plecos in a smaller tank, as they poop. A lot. Try otos instead.
+1 for the otos. They like to shoal so you'll need at least 3 but their bioload is negligible compared to a pleco
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I dont really like otos, in my opinion they just blah. Are Twig catfish okay? Or is there another algae eater I could get?

I thought Bristle nose plecos pooped less? Never thought I woulld have a conversation about what fish poops the most O__O
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I dont really like otos, in my opinion they just blah. Are Twig catfish okay? Or is there another algae eater I could get?

I thought Bristle nose plecos pooped less? Never thought I woulld have a conversation about what fish poops the most O__O
Bristle nose poop a LOT. Rubber lips poop far, far less.
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I've never seen my pepper cories above lower level
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What is the rubber lip pleco origin? Doing a amazonian bio-type. Does the whiptail catfish go okay in there?
EDIT: Stocking wise, I know they come form the Amazon.
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