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Old 11-15-2012, 03:03 PM   #1
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Clean up crew?

I have juvenile discus and man are they messy eaters. A lot of bloodworms stay behind. So I'm thinking of adding 5 corys and 3 assassin snails. Never kept any of those mentioned so advice is very welcomed. Or are there any other species of fish that will do the same yet tolerate the high temps required by my discus and gbr?
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:05 PM   #2
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Sterbai Cory cats can deal with the heat I learned the same thing when I started with discus
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:06 PM   #3
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If you decide to go with corydoras i know that c. sterbaii handles the warmer waters better than most other corys.
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Sterbai Cory cats can deal with the heat I learned the same thing when I started with discus
I was interested in the panda cory but once I saw the markings on the sterbai cory I was sold. Opinion on the assassin snails?
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Thanks for the input guys! Hopefully I'll get 4-5 sterbai corys this weekend.
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I was interested in the panda cory but once I saw the markings on the sterbai cory I was sold. Opinion on the assassin snails?
Yeah I think the sterbai look cool too. Never owned any snails though
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:19 PM   #7
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Yeah I think the sterbai look cool too. Never owned any snails though
Same here but recently some hitch hikers invaded my tank when I added new plants. I've only seen about 3 baby snails and do t want them to become a pest and well I know the assassins will handle them.
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Amapa corydoras and flag tail panda cory's are also happy at higher temps. You could also look at the common brochis (also known as emerald brochis). They're larger than true cory's but l am tempted by these guys myself just for their fantastic colour.
If you buy cory's try to buy a group of at least 6 that should (almost) guarantee you'll get males and females and hopefully as they mature you'll end up with a breeding group.
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Amapa corydoras and flag tail panda cory's are also happy at higher temps. You could also look at the common brochis (also known as emerald brochis). They're larger than true cory's but l am tempted by these guys myself just for their fantastic colour.
If you buy cory's try to buy a group of at least 6 that should (almost) guarantee you'll get males and females and hopefully as they mature you'll end up with a breeding group.
Yes, I've been reading up on the grouping of these fish. Yeah I looked into the emerald cory but didn't really catch my eye.
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I've owned assassin snails very good at killing other snails, once they eat all the snails they resort to scraps though.
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