Can i add cory cat

jayfl234

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I have a ten gallon tank with 2 black male mollies, and 2 orange male swordtails. My tank is cycled and I am wanting to put a cory cat in my tank but I was thinking I have enough load already with the fish I have already in their. Any suggestions would be helpful
 

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Well, what is the adult size of mollies and swordtails? Is it 1.5 or 2 inches, or perhaps more? And what is the adult size of the cory? Suppose mollies and swordtails grow to be 2", that gives you 8" of fish (2 mollies + 2 swordtails). If the cory grows to be 2" too, then you have the space for it But I'm not sure if cories like to stay in groups (I think they do).
 

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Its best to keep cories in groups of three or more. 1 in a tank *can* be done though.
 

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Actually you are overstocked (well you will be as they grow) with just the 2 swordtails as they get to be 5" each as adults. The mollies get to be a bit over 2", so you are looking at 14"+ when they all reach adult size. OK to leave them all in there, just understand it will require more maintenance to deal with the extra load eventually.
 

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Luniyn said:
Actually you are overstocked (well you will be as they grow) with just the 2 swordtails as they get to be 5" each as adults. The mollies get to be a bit over 2", so you are looking at 14"+ when they all reach adult size. OK to leave them all in there, just understand it will require more maintenance to deal with the extra load eventually.
Yea, I was thinking platys.. lol.. swordtails do get up to 5" as luniyn says. Any chance you'd be able to get a 20 gallon to put the swordtails and a few cory cats in once it's cycled? Then you'd be able to add a few corys to the mollies in the 10g.
 

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If you're speaking of the 10 gallon in your signature, then I would say no as you're overstocked already.
 

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Cories are schooling fish who like to be in groups of 3 or more (as are otos by the way) and you do not have room for one let alone 3. You do not even have room for the Oto that you have. I am sorry but your tank is overstocked already.

Rose
 

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