20 Gallon Tank Hardiest corydoras?

PurpleReign19

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Which species of Cory cat is the most resistant?
Thanks in advance
 
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Coradee

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As long as you start with healthy stock most corys are pretty hardy, if you’re asking which of the most commonly available corys have the widest temperature tolerance I’d have to say C.aenus.
 
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Coradee said:
As long as you start with healthy stock most corys are pretty hardy, if you’re asking which of the most commonly available corys have the widest temperature tolerance I’d have to say C.aenus.
Are C.Panda as hardy? Thats the type I would like for my tank but I have heard that they can be pretty sensitive.
 
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If you can find healthy ones yes but unfortunately some do seem to have problems lately, having said that I got a group a while back & they’ve been bullet proof.
If you can find a local breeder I’d suggest getting them from there not a Lfs.
 

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I’ve gotten two batches of pandas. One batch of 6 from my LFS - I lost all but 1 in the first week. I ordered another batch of 6 recently from Aquahuna, all but one made it safely across the country and are still doing well. The one I lost was DOA. They are absolutely adorable, however, and worth the effort to build a group of healthy ones.
 

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Are peppered cories (C. Paleatus) known for being hardy? Form my experience they‘ve proven to be durable and I currently have an old one who’s a few inches long.
 
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Coradee

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Yes peppered are as hardy as most, they are one of the larger corys & one that prefers the cooler temperatures.
 
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PurpleReign19

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Coradee said:
Yes peppered are as hardy as most, they are one of the larger corys & one that prefers the cooler temperatures.
So peppered are the hardiest?
 
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Coradee

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Not The hardiest, just as hardy as the others
 

malety31

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From what I've heard they are all fairly hardy, though I have been warned about albino corys being slightly weaker due to popularity and excessive breading.
 

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malety31 said:
From what I've heard they are all fairly hardy, though I have been warned about albino corys being slightly weaker due to popularity and excessive breading.
Yeah I used to have some albinos and they did very poorly in comparison to my other cories...
 
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PurpleReign19

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Sounds like I just need to be careful acclimating them and will be good from there. Thanks for the help
 
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Coradee

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Start with healthy stock then good food, regular tank maintenance water changes etc & you could have them for 20+ years
 
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PurpleReign19

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Coradee said:
Start with healthy stock then good food, regular tank maintenance water changes etc & you could have them for 20+ years
Wow thats a great lifespan for such a little fish. Thanks for the help!
 
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PurpleReign19

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Are panda corydoras less hardy than the other corydora species?
 

fallfever

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Fins, I think that really depends on who you ask. I have kept multiple schools (they happen to be my favorite) with no issues at all. I make sure to acclimate them well and keep them in groups, but just my experience and others have found them delicate. Peppered cories are considered very hardy and bronze/albinos, while a bit larger, are about indestructible.
 
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fallfever said:
Fins, I think that really depends on who you ask. I have kept multiple schools (they happen to be my favorite) with no issues at all. I make sure to acclimate them well and keep them in groups, but just my experience and others have found them delicate. Peppered cories are considered very hardy and bronze/albinos, while a bit larger, are about indestructible.
So bronze are the safest bet for survival?
 

fallfever

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You could do peppered or bronze and likely be just fine. Bronze and albinos are the same species depending on the color morph you prefer.
 

Cory04

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My albinos are very indesrectuble. Other fish have died, but my three albinos remained alive and are now doing very well.
 
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PurpleReign19

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Cory04 said:
My albinos are very indesrectuble. Other fish have died, but my three albinos remained alive and are now doing very well.
I prefer the broze color. Guess I will stock with 3 honey gourami, 8 harlequin rasboras, and 6 bronzes
 

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FreshwaterFins99 said:
I prefer the broze color. Guess I will stock with 3 honey gourami, 8 harlequin rasboras, and 6 bronzes
I saw in another post that you have a 20g long. That sounds good. Good luck
 
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PurpleReign19

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Cory04 said:
I saw in another post that you have a 20g long. That sounds good. Good luck
Thanks!
 
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PurpleReign19

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Are sterbai cories hardy? Will they thrive at 76 fahrenheit? Would 6 of them work well in a 20 long with 3 honey gourami and 8 harlequin rasboras?

Thanks for answering all the questions lol
 

Betta'sAnonymous

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They should do alright to both questions.
 
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Coradee

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Several threads have been merged, please only create one thread per topic
 
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PurpleReign19

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Coradee said:
Several threads have been merged, please only create one thread per topic
Got it
Betta'sAnonymous said:
They should do alright to both questions.
Thanks
 

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