Feeding Corydoras?

Discussion in 'Corydoras' started by JakeM2004, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. JakeM2004New MemberMember

    I have some small emerald Corydora catfish who are each about .75 to 1 inches long. I was wondering how many sinking shrimp pellets I should put in for each one, and how often.

  2. MattS99Well Known MemberMember

    How many cories? And what's the tank size? All that would be helpful to determine it. Even the other fish in the tank, if you could.

  3. JakeM2004New MemberMember

    I currently have 4 Corydoras, and am hoping to up it to 6 shortly. I have a 20 Gallon tank, and don't have any other fish or inverts in it currently.

  4. MattS99Well Known MemberMember

    One should be fine. Is it a 20 long or 20 tall? My main tank is a 20 long, so I'm fascinated by other people's 20's. Always looking for new stocking ideas.
  5. JakeM2004New MemberMember

    I have a 20 gallon long. Thank you so much for the advice!
  6. MattS99Well Known MemberMember

    No problem! Thinking of adding anything else to the tank at this point?
  7. JakeM2004New MemberMember

    Maybe a small centerpiece fish, like a honey gourami, and some shrimp.
  8. MattS99Well Known MemberMember

    Cories will eat shrimp, so if you wanted to keep them alive I wouldn't recommend it. I had a pair of honeys in my 20 and they were amazing. Best friends. I'd recommend them to anyone. Why don't you get some kind of school going in there? It'd probably look nice and you have more than enough space.
  9. JakeM2004New MemberMember

    Ok. Thanks MattS99. Would Bloodfin tetras be good? I have always liked the look of them.
  10. MattS99Well Known MemberMember

    I've never kept them myself, but I would assume you could. As they are a smaller tetra, watch out for fin nipping. But it should calm down in a bigger school. 5 is the minimum, but I'd recommend anywhere from 7-10.
  11. JakeM2004New MemberMember

    Ok. Thank you again for all of this help.
  12. Al913Fishlore VIPMember

    6 is the minimum for any schooling or shoaling fish :)

    As far as feeding I suggest you feed them 2 pellets. When they get to 1.5" you want to feed at least 1 pellet per 2 corys. When you have other fish you probably want to add more. I have a 40 breeder with 6 cories(upping it to 8-10) and I feed 5 pellets since I have 2 male guppies, lambchop rasboras, RCS and snails that love to take bites from the pellets.
  13. DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    That's not correct Matt.
    Keeping shrimp in all my Corytank.
    Throught the years I have never seen a Cory grab a shrimp. In my opinion they aren't "equipped" for that.
    Think the tetras are a bigger risk.
  14. JakeM2004New MemberMember

    Thanks DoubleDutch and AI913.
  15. BetrayerWell Known MemberMember

    I agree. I have cories with shrimp and have had no problems at all. Everything I have read says that cories are fine with shrimp.
  16. Al913Fishlore VIPMember

    Yeah, I was gonna say something but I think he might have meant gouramis since the next sentence he goes straight into talking about gouramis :), but good thing to bring up just to clear the air!
  17. DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    They only will attack and kill shrimppellets hahaha
  18. Al913Fishlore VIPMember

    LOL, sometimes I find a shrimp catching a ride on a cories head!
  19. DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    My venezuelans-pack is always in ambush, predators as they are. [​IMG]
  20. BetrayerWell Known MemberMember

    But he actually says, "Cories will eat shrimp" ;)
    I also have honey gouramis and they don't bother my shrimp at all. I can't speak for larger gouramis though.

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