Can different types of Corys school together?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Rere983, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. Rere983New MemberMember

    I have a 20g tank with two peppered Corys in it. I am interested in adding a couple panda Corrys and an albino, but I'm getting mixed results online about whether this is a good idea. Does anyone have experience in this matter?

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  2. Andrew SackettValued MemberMember

    I don't think they mind, I think it's more that they tend to look better with only one type when they school but I'm not too experienced so don't take my word for it

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  3. CLamValued MemberMember

    Personally, I'd up the number of peppered corys. Cory cats of different species can hang together, but will always feel more secure and less alone with more of their own. To be clear, you speak of an albino bronze cory, when you say albino, right?

    Also, since corys hang out at the bottom, height of the tank is less valuable than area. Is your tank long or high?
  4. Rere983New MemberMember

    I'm not sure what type of albino Cory yet. I haven't thought that far into it yet. Also, my tank is long and I'm sure it's spacious enough for these corys. Thanks for the help!

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  5. DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    90% are C.Aeneus
  6. MortishaValued MemberMember

    At one point I had 3 emerald green and 3 spotted and the greens hung together and the spotted did the same.
  7. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    Corys are best kept in groups of their own kind, they will interact with other species especially if there's food around but given the choice they seek out their own kind

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