Best Filter For Panda Corydoras

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I m planning to set up a 60L tank (~20 gal) with panda corydoras, a small number about 4 or 6. What is the best type of filter for these fish? Should I go for a canister filter or a small internal would be Ok? I was thinking about using eheim pickup 60.
 

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As long it provides a decent flow.
Pandas like flow / oxygenated / cooler water.

Take at least 6 but better 8 of these awesome fish.

Combine with other cooler water fish and they'll do great.

Warning : When buying be 100% sure they are healthy and active. In case of the slightest doubt : don't get them. There is a lot of overbred bad stock nowadays.
 
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Thanks for the warning, I'll keep that in mind. Can I combine them with other corydoras? I was thinking about getting some albinos too.
 

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Bubbles123 said:
Thanks for the warning, I'll keep that in mind. Can I combine them with other corydoras? I was thinking about getting some albinos too.
You can combine them but to be honest I like the behaviour of a bigger / decent group of the same species.

Another thing is that Pandas are notorious crossbreeders. I think C.aeneus albino is safe though.
 

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Make sure you always quarantine new fish, you don’t want to kill off your whole stick of existing fish, I’ve seen it happen first hand unfortunately.
 

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During quarantine should I treat fish with some medicine/or hydrogen peroxide? How about seachem paraguard?
Some people do it differently but personally I don’t do meds unless I see a reason to, I just keep a close eye on new fish for a few weeks.
 
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And what should I do if they have nipped fins? I know Cory's don't like salt treatment, should I use something else or just do water changes?
 

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