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lol, I guess she steels their food huh? You said you have a pond right, can u post a picture? im making a pond next to my house upcoming summer so I need all the inspiration I can get right now! the shape of it will look like a kidney bean basically (so an oval with a bump in the center, inward).
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lol, I guess she steels their food huh? You said you have a pond right, can u post a picture? im making a pond next to my house upcoming summer so I need all the inspiration I can get right now! the shape of it will look like a kidney bean basically (so an oval with a bump in the center, inward).


She steals everything from the chili's and then has a super fat belly all day. This way she doesn't overfeed herself and the chili's get some they love the "first bites" from Hikari though.


Here's the pond! It's about 350 gallons for the whole system, the pool part is about 6 ft in diameter and about 4ft deep.


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very pretty pond! loving that waterfall, and brickwork
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very pretty pond! loving that waterfall, and brickwork


Thank you! I've since moved the net so the whole pool is covered and in the plants have started to fill in a bit. We have 2 lily plants in there that will have a lot more lily pads and some flowers in the late spring and summer


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I forgot that yesterday was 2 months with my little fluval!!
It's come a loooong way already



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I'm digging the pond, it's really nice!

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So I finally convinced my mom to go to the fish store with me
We walk in and she was immediately running around look at all the fish. I had told her that I was getting Pygmy corys and she asked me to show her what they looked like. She found some habrosus and told me they were way cuter. She wanted some. I now have 5
I now see where I get the impulsive gene from.






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I only have 2 corys in my fluval, seems I am going to have to get 3 more now. Inspiration is a thing apparently lol
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I only have 2 corys in my fluval, seems I am going to have to get 3 more now. Inspiration is a thing apparently lol


They like to school so I got 5, I might still get a group of pygmys too. I really want to try them in Mercutio's tank now that there is so much ground cover. We will see though


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They like to school so I got 5, I might still get a group of pygmys too. I really want to try them in Mercutio's tank now that there is so much ground cover. We will see though


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Pygmy Cories would probably prefer at least 10 gallons and I think your first ten gallon is already pretty stocked. Not trying to be critical, also who knows how your betta will react.


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Pygmy Cories would probably prefer at least 10 gallons and I think your first ten gallon is already pretty stocked. Not trying to be critical, also who knows how your betta will react.


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I like the idea of them in the fluval but probably wouldn't put anything else in there, just due to Mercutio's history with tankmates. I've seen plenty of successful tanks this size with the pygmys or one of the dwarf cory species.

I have a filter for a 20 gal on the 10 gal and so far no one is in anyone else's space except when Kat gets curious. I will up the numbers of the chili's for sure but I'm still not sure about adding more corys. I have to keep an eye on everyone. I am also very ontop of water changes and testing parameters so I'm not worried about the bioload, even if I add more.


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I might be concerned about the corys with your substrate if I were you.

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I might be concerned about the corys with your substrate if I were you.

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I'm keeping an eye on them, thanks!


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New growth!!


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