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Dwarf corys with swordtails?

I have 12 dwarf corys in my 10 gallon tank. I'm thinking of putting them in my 20L. I have 5 adult swordtails and 1 juvenile. Will that work? I have plenty of filtration, my concern is compatibility. Mainly that swordtails are aggressive predators. Based on the juvenile swordtail I would think that they are too big to eat, but I wouldn't want to stress them out by being chased all of the time. Has anyone else done that combination? Any problems?

I want to use the 10g for a quarantine tank rather than buying another tank for that purpose if I can safely transfer them.

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You could always put them in, and see if they're compatible before turning the 10g into a quarantine tank! I don't think there would be any issues predation or aggression wise. But swordtails are kind of insatiable, so I'd be slightly worried about enough food getting to the corys. But I'm also a big proponent of MTS, so my vote is for you to get another tank!

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You could always put them in, and see if they're compatible before turning the 10g into a quarantine tank! I don't think there would be any issues predation or aggression wise. But swordtails are kind of insatiable, so I'd be slightly worried about enough food getting to the corys. But I'm also a big proponent of MTS, so my vote is for you to get another tank!
I'm thinking of that. Pet supplies has a sale going on. I need to take a measurement tomorrow but I think I can get a 15 or 20L on the bottom shelf where I have my 20L now

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