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Cories and Onyx Sand?

Will onyx sand shred corie cat noses? and can anyone tell me of their experiances with it?
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nothing to worry about, if anything sand is softer.
do you dry your hands with a towel? or sandpaper?
fish aren't any different. they won't sift through
any surface that could injure them, such as lava rock.
Onyx Sand, like Fluorite is not coated, which does
not make it more abrasive to fish, simply dustier.
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well.. I wanna sdee them dig in it.. it is cute haha can you give me a picture of it? like.. compared to something? liek a coin or something?
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Cory's really don't dig as much are regular catfish do.
Cory's sort of browse the surface texture,
while catfish actually disturb and sift the surface.
that's why Cory's are better to keep in planted tanks,
while catfish may uproot most fore and mid ground plants.

If you want a catfish that digs and sifts through your sand, but stays small, try;

of the Callichthyidae family;
Hoplosternum punctatum
Hoplosternum magdalenae

Both need to be imported from Brazil.
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mm.. they woudl uproot plants? mm.. well the few little tiems cories do it is cute enough for me.. I still see em do it.

I still wanan see some onyx..
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Hey Now I want frogs! they look so stupid it is cute. and that video is not very cory ish..

I like my version of cories eatting more..

Putfile - Cory Pack Attack

awwh! watchign that makes me miss my cories.. V_V those guys rarly come out anymore.
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I have cories and Onyx sand. They all have full bristly barbels.

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m.. I see.. I will think about it ^-^ though changing substrate is a pain xd can i see pictures? please?
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mine shift through the substrate often which is tahittan moon sand. they just get their barbs below surface level but my clown loaches in another tank will dig their whole face into gravel.
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I want clown loaches V_V
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Sorry, I have no digital camera. Rethink the clown loaches. They get quite large.

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Sorry, I have no digital camera. Rethink the clown loaches. They get quite large.
I did not say I was gettign them, I just said I wanted them haha.. is they any other kind of loach that digs? or any other fish for that matter? (that doe sjnto eat other fish)
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