Betta With Corydora

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Prism, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. Prism

    PrismWell Known MemberMember

    Hey! I have a koi male betta in a 10g, I was wondering if I could do Pygmy Cory? About 6 of those, and some cherry shrimp? Thanks.
  2. Brandon_the_fish_guyNew MemberMember


    Betts are primarily top level fish and Cory's are bottom level so they will probably never even interact and for the cherry shrimp they are invertebrates so the betta won't fight them. Nice job choosing a 10 gallon for your betta instead of the impossible 1 gallons marketed for them
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  3. jertan98Valued MemberMember

    Yea. becareful tho, the cherry shrimp might end up being food to ur betta

  4. kayla.s

    kayla.sWell Known MemberMember

    The shrimp may end up becoming betta food, I'd go with either the corys OR shrimp. Not really both... if you decide to go with shrimp, get the least colorful ones as those are less likely to become a snack. Also make sure that the corys have the same temperature range as the betta

    From what I can tell you should keep the tank at 78°F. Though this is borderline for both the betta and cory

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  5. OP

    PrismWell Known MemberMember

    I was researching about this and I found a thread, and Anders replied to it, and said pygmy cory are more of middle swimmers, and may get on the bettas nerves, so I'm worried to try. @Anders247 What do you say about this?
  6. Coradee

    CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    Pygmy corys do indeed spend a lot of their time in the mid levels, they also wouldn't like the higher temp the Betta prefers so I'd suggest not having them together
  7. kayla.s

    kayla.sWell Known MemberMember

    The salt and pepper cory is more temperature compatible and stays small. Perhaps look in to these as an alternative
  8. Racing1113Well Known MemberMember

    I wouldn't put any cory in a 10 gallon with how active they are. Also, peppered cories get pretty big actually. I currently have them in my tank and of them is female and huge.
  9. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    salt and pepper is habrosus.
    peppered is paleatus
  10. jertan98Valued MemberMember

    corydoras hasbrosus are one of the dwarf variety and stay pretty small so u MIGHT be able to keep 3 or 4 which is the "unadvised minimum" haha.

    also for shrimp maybe u could try amano. they eat algae, are bigger than RCS and usually come cheaper.

    if all else fails, just get 1 nerite snail.
  11. Racing1113Well Known MemberMember

    My bad! Sleep deprived and misread that
  12. BottomDweller

    BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    Pygmy cories are not temperature compatible with bettas and need a larger tank.
  13. vin

    vinWell Known MemberMember

    10G for 6 corys, 1 koi, a betta and the shrimp is too small. And the shrimp will be a nice feast for the better.
  14. OP

    PrismWell Known MemberMember

    Ah, ok! Thanks everyone.

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