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Concerned about my scared cory cats after adding more fish

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Yesterday I added 5 Schwartzi cory cats and 6 neon tetras to my tank. So now I have 11 neon tetras, 5 Schwartzi cory cats, and 3 emerald green cory cats in the tank. Since I added the new tetras and Schwartzi to the tank, the 3 emerald green cory cats have been in seclusion. They are huddled together hiding in the plants and wood. They don't come out very much. I think they are intimidated by the 5 new cats who are also bigger than them.

What can I do to make the 3 emerald green cory cats feel more secure?

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awww, they'll be ok Adding more plants may help them feel more secure. They'll come around. Just make sure noone is actually picking on them or chasing them.

And, I agree, you could add more - safety in numbers!

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awww, they'll be ok Adding more plants may help them feel more secure. They'll come around. Just make sure noone is actually picking on them or chasing them.

And, I agree, you could add more - safety in numbers!
Ok thanks. They seem to be doing ok. Last night they were swimming around like normal and digging in the gravel. They must have been a little scared of the new fish and needed time to adjust. I'll add some more emerald greens soon if I can find them at the LFS. When I bought the Schwartzi, I wanted to get emerald greens, but they didn't have them. I could order some from LiveAquaria though.

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Unless you just really want more cories, you might give them a little time to acclimate and see how they interact. I've had tanks with mixed groups of cories (thanks to fish rescues) that, although they kept mostly to their own little groups, interacted throughout the day with the other groups and piled into their sheltered areas without signs of stress or agression.
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Unless you just really want more cories, you might give them a little time to acclimate and see how they interact. I've had tanks with mixed groups of cories (thanks to fish rescues) that, although they kept mostly to their own little groups, interacted throughout the day with the other groups and piled into their sheltered areas without signs of stress or agression.
That's what I have seen as well. All the fish get along well. The 3 emerald green corys have chose their home underneath a piece of driftwood in a cave. It's cute.

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Quick update on the fish. Tonight I threw two algae wafers in the tank, and the two types of corys immediately went to work on them - together.

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Good to hear! I love cories

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Yeah I was happy to see them getting along. I will try to get some more plants this weekend to make them all feel more secure. The usually try to hide when I walk up to the tank.

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