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alexbeal1117 said:
My pygmaeus school have a tank all to themselves minus a colony of orange sakura neos and some amanos, plus there's lots of plants sine it's my high tech set up. The tank is in my bedroom, on the opposite wall of the door as well. They're fine and out and about until I come within 1-3 ft of the tank. If I am that close most of them retreat into the plant cover. It could just be that mine are shy and skittish, though my habrosus did seem to be more outgoing.
Weird, mine are unfazed when I approach the tank unless I do some hectic movements or open the door of the stand etc. Good example that there is no general rule for particular fish behavior.
 

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Baba said:
Weird, mine are unfazed when I approach the tank unless I do some hectic movements or open the door of the stand etc. Good example that there is no general rule for particular fish behavior.
Yeah, after a few mins though, they usually come back out and act as they normally behave. I agree though, fish behavior can vary by a lot for the same species, just best to do research and find what the general consensus is.
 
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JLeeM said:
Personally, if it were me, I'd just get more kuhlis. It sounds like you really enjoy them, and from what I've heard the more the merrier in terms of activity.
It's funny you ended up mentioning that. I've been debating in my head all day if i should get cories or more kuhlis. I would really like to have someone that's moving around during the day but then again i don't know how the kuhlis will act with more buddies - maybe they'll come out more throughout the day, i don't know.
 

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Ravynn said:
It's funny you ended up mentioning that. I've been debating in my head all day if i should get cories or more kuhlis. I would really like to have someone that's moving around during the day but then again i don't know how the kuhlis will act with more buddies - maybe they'll come out more throughout the day, i don't know.
I guess it's a possibility. I've never kept kuhlis. I would really like to one day, so I have looked into them somewhat. Pretty much EVERYONE says the more you have, the more fun they are. As far as activity on the cory side, some of those are more active than others. My pandas have nice spurts of activity. I've heard some people say sterbais are more active. I hope to find out soon because I'll be moving the pandas to another tank for a more ideal temp, and replacing them with sterbais.
 

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I have 6 P. Oblongas (black kuhlis) and 6 P. Kuhliis (banded kuhlis). Most say that P. Oblongas are more outgoing but mine are the opposite. I see most of my P. Kuhliis running around during the day and the P. Oblongas come out at night and during feedings. I have a piece of malaysian drift wood that some have dug under for cover and a piece of mopani driftwood that's hollow under that I just put in the tank and they took to the cave almost immediately. I also have swords and anubias that overhang most of the tank so there's lots of cover for them.

I have 8 bronze cories in my 75 gallon and 12 peppered cories in my 40 gallon. They both have spurts of energy and swim around and other times, they just rest at the bottom. They're both really active when it's feeding time.
 
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DarkOne said:
I have 6 P. Oblongas (black kuhlis) and 6 P. Kuhliis (banded kuhlis). Most say that P. Oblongas are more outgoing but mine are the opposite. I see most of my P. Kuhliis running around during the day and the P. Oblongas come out at night and during feedings. I have a piece of malaysian drift wood that some have dug under for cover and a piece of mopani driftwood that's hollow under that I just put in the tank and they took to the cave almost immediately. I also have swords and anubias that overhang most of the tank so there's lots of cover for them.

I have 8 bronze cories in my 75 gallon and 12 peppered cories in my 40 gallon. They both have spurts of energy and swim around and other times, they just rest at the bottom. They're both really active when it's feeding time.
This is my tank currently. Terribly dark picture but there's too many reflections in the day to take photos. I'm trying to imagine what my current kuhli kolony would act like with 6-7 more buddies or the 6 cories. They're both too cute.

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Here's my tank with 12 kuhlis.
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DarkOne said:
Here's my tank with 12 kuhlis.
I bet they love those plants! What kind are the huge ones in the back?
 

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I didn't get the cories. They had panda, peppered cories and sterbai cories in their own tanks.

In the peppered cory tank one of them had a white growth on its fin (not ich) so I didn't want to get anything from that tank. The panda and sterbai looked fine but I got nervous and decided to go for the kuhlis.

I got the last big ones.. I've been cleaning them out since December. I got 2 P. Semicincta, 1 P. Cuneovirgata, and the only P. Oblonga that's been there for months. I got a horned and red onion nerite too, lol.

The sterbais looked really healthy but I didn't get them because I read a couple times that they were more sensitive than other cories. Any truth to this?

I'm still going to get more fish but not sure what i should get now.
 

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Can confirm, habrosus spend more time on the substrate like 'typical' cories than pygmaeus and hastaus do, so I wouldn't have them with khuli's unless there was a lot of floor space in the tank, and even then.

Ravynn are you thinking about more midwater fish? Lampeyes are pretty unusual and fun to watch, just throwing that out there Not that I'm biased or anything...
 
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DCJ said:
Can confirm, habrosus spend more time on the substrate like 'typical' cories than pygmaeus and hastaus do, so I wouldn't have them with khuli's unless there was a lot of floor space in the tank, and even then.

Ravynn are you thinking about more midwater fish? Lampeyes are pretty unusual and fun to watch, just throwing that out there Not that I'm biased or anything...
I didn't end up getting the cories and good thing I didn't because I don't think I would've liked that long term, it definitely would've been too busy. I got a baby BN pleco and I'm done adding fish. I might get some neocaridina shrimp in a couple months but I'm pretty content with my fish stocking.
 
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