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Old 08-08-2011, 05:56 PM   #1
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I have quite a new tropical tank and I'm looking for some hardy cories. Any suggestions?
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Old 08-08-2011, 06:07 PM   #2
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When I cycled my tank, the first fish that I got was my 4 peppered cories (of course I'm going to get more eventuallly) but they have held up pretty well! I woul suggest them in a heart beat!
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Do you know what level of ph they like?
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Old 08-08-2011, 06:42 PM   #4
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Ph doesn't really matter. Fish will adjust to your ph. As long as its not extreme.
Id drip acclimate your new fish though.

And my favorite corys are julli and panda
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Ph doesn't really matter. Fish will adjust to your ph. As long as its not extreme.
Id drip acclimate your new fish though.

And my favorite corys are julli and panda
Are those cories hardy?
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Old 08-08-2011, 06:46 PM   #6
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Yes IMO, most commonly found cories are hardy. What size tank?
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Old 08-08-2011, 06:53 PM   #7
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You cycled your tank right?
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The tank is 25 gallon and my tank has almost finished cycling.
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Old 08-08-2011, 06:54 PM   #9
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I'm a proud owner of emerald green cories.
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All cories are great and hardy IMO, so just pick the one that you like the best! That's the way that I would choose. (I still vote either peppered or julii)
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I'm a proud owner of emerald green cories.
Actually, emerald cories aren't even cories...they are brochis, another species of catfish. The reason they're not cories is because they get bigger than others, like three or five inches. I've never seen mine hit the three inch mark though.
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Thanks guys. I'm gonna order some Jullundur cories in. Probably a male and a female.
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Get 6!!! They like to school and play together!
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I would get at least five. They'll be happier and you'll get the most out of them that way.
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Actually, emerald cories aren't even cories...they are brochis, another species of catfish. The reason they're not cories is because they get bigger than others, like three or five inches. I've never seen mine hit the three inch mark though.
One of mine I've had over a year, and he's about an inch and a half.
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One of mine I've had over a year, and he's about an inch and a half.

Same here. Maybe emeralds only get to their full potential size in the wild, because I've been keeping mine in thirty gallons, so I'm positive they haven't been stunted.
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Yeah, I've been doing some research and I might get 2 males and 2 females.
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