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Will pygmy cories dig up carpet plants?

Here I was all set to get a school of pygmy cories when I realized that I have a bunch of lilaeopsis planted in sand that I don't think has the most sturdy roots. Will the cories dig that up on a regular basis? It was a pain in the butt to plant and I'd rather not have to replant it all the time, so maybe I should skip the cories?
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Corys may root around when looking for food, but they don't really dig. Your plants should be fine, especially with such a small fish.

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Corys may root around when looking for food, but they don't really dig. Your plants should be fine, especially with such a small fish.
I think so too.
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Nah they're too little to do any damage. Get them they are adorable.
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I have several and agree that they're too tiny to do any damage. Mine are all over the tank too, don't just stick to the bottom. They're adorable.
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I agree, they are adorable. It doesn't matter what species either, they're all adorable.

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i believe they could cause issue with very fine root structure that doesnt develop much


immature dwarf hair grass is an example that comes to mind

though something like a vallisineria that has had a little bit of time to establish roots would never have to worry

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