How Much Open Sand For Corys?

Status
Not open for further replies.

blissfulbunny

Valued Member
Messages
171
Reaction score
56
Points
63
Location
Las Vegas Nevada USA
Experience
4 years
Hi I am building a 29gal from scratch. It has Tahitian Moon Sand. I will be using inserts and fert with my plants.

My rocks/driftwood are in place. I want to finish planning plants so I can plant while waiting for my cycle to get going.

QUESTION: How much sand do I need to leave open for a school of 5-6 Corys? How full of plants can I go while still leaving these little guys plenty of room to play? I do have a nice big piece of "driftwood" that I could attach some rhizome plants to, leaving more sand open.

PS I am looking at smaller Corys like Panda
 

Attachments

Last edited:

Angelfish4Life

Valued Member
Messages
299
Reaction score
92
Points
63
Location
Washington
Experience
Just started
I believe @Coradee is a good resource for this. My corys love to hide under plant leaves and structures.... I also have a lot of open sand in my tank though. Here's a pic.
9aaa417cf0e8870979ff7403a6b81756.jpg
758915642bc33477e844d793e7ffc73b.jpg

The corys love nosing through the sand too.
 

Angelfish4Life

Valued Member
Messages
299
Reaction score
92
Points
63
Location
Washington
Experience
Just started
A 29 would be lovely too! They mostly stay on the substrate, so I'd keep a lot open, but large leaved plants would provide cover and also allow for space underneath to reach the sand.
(My corys love to hide under things and run around only at select times.)
 

Coradee

Moderator
Messages
16,274
Reaction score
4,028
Points
508
Location
England
Experience
More than 10 years
As long as you have some open areas for them to forage then the corys will be fine, from the pic it looks like there's quite a bit so you'll have some happy corys
 

blissfulbunny

Valued Member
Messages
171
Reaction score
56
Points
63
Location
Las Vegas Nevada USA
Experience
4 years
yes, I will try to add a good amount of greenery while leaving a lot of sand open. Maybe if I put skinny/small plants here and there in the open places they'll still do good. I'll be planting mostly at the edges and tied to the wood.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Toggle Sidebar

UV Sterilizers Worth It?

  • Yes

    Votes: 17 27.9%
  • No

    Votes: 5 8.2%
  • IDK - never used one before

    Votes: 39 63.9%




Top Bottom