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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-26-2014, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
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6 gallon pygmy or dwarf cory tank :)

Hi everyone. So this is my 2 day old 6 gallon (50x24x19) tank. Currently, it is being cycled with 3 neons(i know this may sound unwise, but these guys have SPAWNED during a cycling process before so no need to worry. )
here is a rather bad pic(lit up with a led torch lol):Click image for larger version

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my tank profile:
tank size & dimensions(50cmx19cmx24cm or 6 gallons)
substrate: supple soil(shrimp or aquarium planting soil)
Lighting: low(ish)
Deco: 1 piece of driftwood, aprox dozen pebbles, 2 other stones, a clay or ceramic planting pot
Plants: Water Bacopa, Water Lily, Anubias Nana, Pellia, Frogbit, Java Moss(very small clump ) Any more plant suggestions appreciated.
Current Fauna: 3 neon tetras, will be taken out 2 weeks later.
Future Fauna: lots of Yellow Shrimps, 2Amano Shrimps and 6-8Dwarf or Pygmy Corys Any more shrimplet friendly fish or shrimp suggestions appreciated.
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planning to spawn the pygmy or dwarf cory, any tips? and could i keep a scarlet badis with the 6-8 dwarf/pygmy cories and shrimps? will they hunt shrimplets and fry? any comments appreciated
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I added 7 cherry shrimps! probably too early. so far no aggression from the neon tetras
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What is the substrate? I like how that looks

I'm looking for something like that for my new tank.
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it's this product[ATTACH][/ATTACH]
it is for planting and is also good for low ph.
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Finally! i got my dwarf corys! i got 4 of them for about 10 dollars. A bargain? Maybe. They are so far hanging around the back, and hiding. i will get 4-6 more next week. Some picsClick image for larger version

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another update. the mr/miss hastatus are starting to settle down. But i'm concerned about their 'odd'(?) behaviour.
They often sit still, and when they move, they start to 'display'(?). they kind of wriggle their bodies like otos sometimes do. also they are very shy and like to dart around panicking-will adding more of them stop this behaviour? also they seem to shoal as a 3 and tend to leave 1 out. and the `loner fish` seems to change each time. what is going on/ any comments, critisism or help is appreciated.
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