Tell Me About Salt And Pepper Cory

Discussion in 'Corydoras' started by Sparkle, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. Sparkle

    SparkleNew MemberMember

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    I have a 45 gallon tank with 9 skirt tetras. I am thinking about getting some salt and pepper corys. Well they do ok with the tetras.
     
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    They would be compatible whe it comes to tolerating each other, though I think peppered cories need higher temperatures than skirt tetra's do. So I would say no. Maybe someone else with more experience with these fish can jump in.
     
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    Pepper Cory's like water temperatures in the low to mid 70's.
     
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    the will do fine in groups of 6 or 8, but they will not bother the tetras.
     
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    Some people are confusing Salt & Pepper cories (Corydoras Habrosus) with peppered cories. Both do well at about 72F, which is perfect for skirt tetras. In your tank, you could fit 20 or so, but no less than 8.
     
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    Pepper cories (Corydoras paleatus) do well in low temperatures under 72. 68-70 is preferred from what I have gathered
     
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    Actually 72 is ideal. That's the average temperature where they live (Southern Brazil & Uruguay. But they can thrive in the upper 60s too.
     
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    They are C.habrosus.
     
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    habrosus are cool for nano tanks.
     
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    Habrosus prefer it cooler, mine is at 72*. Get a nice school size.
     
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    I was never lucky keeping them in smaller tanks. They still are my favourites.
     
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