How much time do Pygmy Corys spend at the bottom?

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Hello all,

Im looking to stock my 29 gallon with:
2x Bolivian Rams
10x Kuhlis
11x Pygmy Corys
I am worried about overcrowding the bottom as this is a tall tank 30” across, 12” front to back and 18’’ tall.
Will the Pygmy Corys spend much of their time at the bottom?
 

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What type of pygmy cory? Corydoras habrosus and corydoras hastatus will spend pretty much all their time at the bottom of the tank while corydoras pygmaeus swim more in the middle of the tank.
 
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Thanks for the reply! I am looking into corydoras pygmaeus.
 

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I have the pygmaeus. And they swim from bottom to the middle of tank. There not like regular Cory’s much different personality.
 
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86 ssinit said:
I have the pygmaeus. And they swim from bottom to the middle of tank. There not like regular Cory’s much different personality.
Thanks for the reply.
 
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I know this is more of a stocking issue but seeing as the Pygmy Corys I wasn’t will spend a lot of time mid water do you think my plan will over crowd the bottom of my tank?
 

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Well everything your adding will occupy the same space. I have to say the Pygmys are not what I expected. I’d get a group of tetras instead.
 
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