Is 3 corys enough? 60 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Corydoras' started by josephdurnal, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. josephdurnal

    josephdurnalValued MemberMember

    I orignally bought 5 corys but two died a while back. The 3 seem to be happy. Once I get my tank stable again I will be focusing on small fish and I'm wondering if I should get a few more corys.

  2. Shawnie

    ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    depends on the size of your tank joe and the fish you already have...although cories do best in larger schools, 2 or more do fine as well..some members even have a single one...I Hope things look up soon for you and your fin babies!
  3. OP

    josephdurnalValued MemberMember

    Maybe I'll keep just the 3 corys. They seem very happy as they are. They are often playful, generally eat and rest together too.

  4. Shawnie

    ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    awesome...i had 3 for a long time...and now i have a ton..but they only seem to really be close when its eating time LOL ...the older cories get, they dont mind being off on their own now and then :)
  5. Akeath

    AkeathValued MemberMember

    I have Panda Cories, and have found that more is definitely better with them. I don't see them around the tank as often if there are 4 or less of them, they hide more. They also tend to hang out with just one buddy if there are fewer of them, when there are more they travel as a large playful group as opposed to a more sedate couple. And they play with each other more if they have a bigger school, are more active, and generally seem happier. So if you can make room for more of them, I definitely recommend that. They are, after all, schooling fish.
  6. Jaysee

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    In a 60 gallon, I would do 10-12 corys.

    I think 3 would get lost in all that water.
  7. clownloachyNew MemberMember

    corys are alot less shy if you keep them in large groups, and its funner to watch them swim around the tank together scavenging for leftovers when their in a big group. in the wild they travel in schools up to a thousand!
  8. Meenu

    MeenuFishlore VIPMember

    In your 60 gallon, I think you could easily have 10. :)

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