What Cory catfish to order for my tank

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by akle4, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. akle4Valued MemberMember

    So I am currently looking online for the Pygmy Cory Catfish, and the ones that I am going to order are
    Bronze Cories that are tanked raised they get about 1 to 1.5" is this ok? I also am going to order the rummy nosed tetras too. I have a heater in the tank at 78 for the betta when I get it. Is that ok?
     
  2. Coradee

    CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    How big is your tank? Bronze corys get a good 3" so need space.
    Pygmy corys although small also need space to swim as they're quite active, they also spend a lot of their time in the mid levels so something to think about if you're wanting strictly bottom dwellers.
     
  3. OP
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    akle4Valued MemberMember

    I actually food some pepperd cories that are even smaller about 1 to 1.2" so I am going to order those.
    My tank is a 20 gallon long so I am getting the smaller ones
     




  4. Coradee

    CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    Peppered corys if they're paleatus can also get almost 3" unless you mean habrosus aka salt & pepper which the females can get around 1.5", males smaller
     
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    akle4Valued MemberMember

    They are dwarf ones, called peppered plaeatus cory cats or maybe I am reading it wrong where do you suggest I buy them at, and what kind for my 20 gallon long?
     
  6. Coradee

    CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    If they're paleatus then they aren't a dwarf variety

    C.paleatus
     

    C.habrosus.
     
     
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    akle4Valued MemberMember

    So u suggest I buy the hadrosaurs Pygmy cories?
     
  8. Coradee

    CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    what temperature is your tank at? paleatus like it cool
     
  9. OP
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    akle4Valued MemberMember

    I put in a heater for 78 today if that is too warm please tell me the kind of pygmys I can get for my tank
     
  10. Coradee

    CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    Yes 78 is too warm for paleatus, if you drop it a couple of degrees that would be ok for habrosus
     
  11. OP
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    akle4Valued MemberMember

    I want to keep tropical fish in my 20 gallon long so I don't think I will be able to drop it. I am going to have rummy nose tetras a betta 2 guppies and 5 ghost shrimp in there too. Do you suggest anything else? I might not get the betta but if I don't what else do u suggest I get
     
  12. Coradee

    CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    Sterbai would be better as they like warmer temps, they get around 2.5"
    If you're having a Betta, have a back up plan in case he decides he doesn't like tankmates.
     
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    akle4Valued MemberMember

    I have a 3 gallon tank set up just incase. But I would probably take him back if he does not like tank mates. And do you mean sterba catfish? And how many would fit in a 20 gallon
     
  14. Esoree

    EsoreeNew MemberMember

    If you haven't gotten your corries yet, I highly recommend corydoras pygmaeus for your 20 gallon long. You would be able to have about 6 of them in a 20 gallon long.
     
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    akle4Valued MemberMember

    I have not got them yet. I thought the albino where pygmys
     




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