Cory stocking question

Discussion in 'Corydoras' started by freak78, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. freak78Well Known MemberMember

    Is there like a general rule of thumb of how many can be added to a tank? Like 1 per every 10 gallons or anything like that?
     
  2. Matt BWell Known MemberMember

    Not really that I'm aware of, I would base the school size on other bottom dwellers and tank size.
     




  3. RogueAgent94Fishlore VIPMember

    As Matt said, it depends on tank size. Type of Cory and other bottom dwellers also come into play.
     




  4. freak78Well Known MemberMember

    Strictly Cory's as bottom dwellers nothing else.
     




  5. RogueAgent94Fishlore VIPMember

    Tank size? Minimum tank size for most corries is 29g. Pygmies and such do alright in a 10g if they are on their own but a 20g long is better.
     
  6. AquariaUKValued MemberMember

    We need the tank size, dimensions and other tankmates to work that out.
     
  7. brodylane1122Well Known MemberMember

    Cory's like to be in groups, so I would definitely not go below 5 of them. It is also recommended to give them plenty of floor space. I've heard some people say a 20 gallon is enough for 5 cory's (depends on size of corys), but I probably wouldn't put a group of cory's in anything smaller than a 29/30 gallon tank.
     
  8. freak78Well Known MemberMember

    This is more of a general question. My tank is a 55 gallon and I have 8 total. My aquarium info is up to date.
     
  9. brodylane1122Well Known MemberMember

    After looking at your current stocking, I wouldn't add a much more. If you do, just a few. I usually push the limits of my stocking and add extra filtration, so others may disagree.
     
  10. AlanGreeneWell Known MemberMember

    I plan on stocking my 63g with 10 as the only bottom dwellers...
     
  11. Matt BWell Known MemberMember

    I would think 8 is good for your setup, if you do add anymore I would go with 2 more peppered.
     
  12. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    I think you have room for 4-5 more peppered corys, to complete their school.
     
  13. freak78Well Known MemberMember

    No I'm not going to add anymore. I'm happy with the stock. The peppered Cory's interact well with the rabauti cory's.
     
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