Cory compatability question

  1. Ozzzie Initiate Member

    G'Day everyone.

    I'm looking to add 6 corys (peppered or leopard - can't decide) to my 215L/56G tank. Just wondering if anyone has kept corys together with ancistrus/bristlenose catfish before? I have one bristlenose (its a female), and she generally gets on fine with the other fish, but she does spend a fair bit of time in the lower levels of the tank, and I'm worried that she might chase the corys around and hassle them, especially when there's food around. The other fish in the tank are six congo tetras and ten harlequin rasboras.

    What do you guys think, should the corys and the bristlenose be OK to keep together?
    Cheers.
     
  2. allaboutfish Well Known Member Member

    should be fine. bristlenose plecos aren't very aggressive.
     

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  4. plecodragon Well Known Member Member

    Cories and Bristlenose plecos are fine together. I have a tank with cories and breeding plecos and the cories don't even eat the fry. You might want to add a cave for the pleco if you don't have one already so it can have some privacy.
     

  5. toosie Well Known Member Member

    Welcome to FishLore Ozzzie!!!

    The others have covered your question nicely.
     
  6. Ozzzie Initiate Member

    OK thanks for that guys.

    Now I just have to decide which cories to get.

    Cheers.
     
  7. soltarianknight Fishlore VIP Member

    Ive seen skunk cory in a school of 8 in a 55 before, they are a larger species, but they look and schooled amazing.
     

  8. Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    Welcome to the forum

    I keep them together without any issues.

    There are LOTS of cory species.... have you been to planetcatfish.com?