Is 3 corys enough? 60 Gallon Tank

  1. josephdurnal

    josephdurnal Member Member

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    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.

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    Joe
     

  2. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

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    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!
     

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    josephdurnal Member Member

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    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.

    J
     
  4. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

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    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

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    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

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

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

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

    clownloachy Initiate Member

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    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

    Meenu Fishlore VIP Member

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

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