Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-22-2005, 08:29 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Lebanon, IN
Posts: 146
Cories

I have been considering getting some type of cory for my 55-gal community tank. I am planning to add a Blue Gourami in a few days. My tank inhabitants as of right now include 3 Red-Eyed Tetras, 3 Silver Hatchetfish, 5 Danios and 3 CAE. My water is very hard with a pH of 8.4. Are cories a good possibility?
__________________

__________________
Danio35 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2005, 09:57 PM   #2
God of primitive fishes
 
Toirtis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 8,163
Send a message via MSN to Toirtis Send a message via Yahoo to Toirtis
Certainly....go with 5-7 of a mid-sized type, like aeneus, trilineatus, metae, schwartzi, etc. You may want to eventually pare-down those CAEs to just one, as they tend to get quite large and can harass other fish. Your hatchets and tetras wouldn't mind 2-3 more companions each, either.
__________________

__________________
G. A. Christian Bilou, Herpetologist
Founder/Director, Reptile Rescue Alberta
Past-President, Calgary Aquarium Society
www.calgaryaquariumsociety.com
Toirtis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2005, 11:22 PM   #3
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Bristol, Pa
Posts: 5,972
Send a message via AIM to lmw80 Send a message via MSN to lmw80 Send a message via Yahoo to lmw80
Cories would definitly do well in your tank. I agree with the CAE's - the older they get, the more territorial and/or aggressive they can become - especially to other bottom dwellers.
__________________
-Lori
Join the Eastern PA/Greater Philadelphia Forum! Click here: http://www.aquariumadvice.com/groupcp.php?g=7825

Aquariums are like jello - there's always room for more.
lmw80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2005, 12:58 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Lebanon, IN
Posts: 146
Thanks for the advice! I've already been seeing how aggressive the CAE's get. They're a hoot to watch and don't seem to be afraid of anything.
__________________
Danio35 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2005, 09:02 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 890
Dont Hatchets, and Tetras like SOft acidic water? I thought cories did too? Defintely get rid of The CAE get a Bushy Nose Pleco will thrive under all water conditons from 5.8 ph to 9.0. Bushy Nose Plecos are also grow to be onky 5icnhes.

JMHO
__________________
Dan
FishLover14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2005, 09:12 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: new york
Posts: 184
i recently picked up a 6 - 7 inch CAE from the pet store, hes been in the tank for a week, and he seems very shy, he comes out occasionally to clean the glass, but he hasnt bothered anything, including my vast collection of loaches, and my small 2 inch CAE
__________________
10 Gallon:
1 flower shrimp, 1 zebra danio,2 blue danio
1 white cloud danio, 1 tiny CAE,
1 fan dance goby, 1 drawf redtip gourami, 3 silver hatchet fish, 1 baby blue zebra cihlid, 3 Green Panchax killifish, 1 madagascar rainbow, 1 dwarf neon rainbow, 1 aquatic frog





90 Gallon
1 CAE, 1 giant panda cory,2 green spotted cory,
2 giant danio. 1 large tinfoil barb, 1 rosy barb, 1 marbled goby,
1 purple spotted gudgeon, 1 jade goby, 1 red dwarf gouromi, 2 clown loaches,4 tiger barbs, 5 weather loaches, 3 blood parrots,1 firemouth cichlid, 1 goldfish, 1 Electric yellow cichlid, 1 Auratus cichlid, 1 Zebra Tilapia cichlid,
1 Yellowfin Borleyi cichlid, 1 purple peacock cichlid, 2 striped barbs, 1 figure 8 puffer, 1 electric catfish, 1 african butterfly fish
kukerdan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2005, 11:32 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Lebanon, IN
Posts: 146
Quote:
Originally Posted by FishLover14
Dont Hatchets, and Tetras like SOft acidic water? I thought cories did too? Defintely get rid of The CAE get a Bushy Nose Pleco will thrive under all water conditons from 5.8 ph to 9.0. Bushy Nose Plecos are also grow to be onky 5icnhes.

JMHO
Hi!

Yep, Hatchets and Tetras definately like soft acidic water. I bought them before I researched about them. I don't want to do that again. They are doing pretty well, though. They just wander around the tank seemingly happy. My Hatchets had an outbreak of ich, but I was able to get that under control.
I'll check out about bushy nose plecos

Thanks,

Michelle
__________________
Danio35 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2005, 05:11 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: new york
Posts: 184
in my experiance, and lots of other people i know's experiance, and from what ive read here in the past, people on this forums experiance, plecos dont really do too well at eating algae whereas CAE's destroy it, but a busy nose pleco would be awsome, ive been lookin for one
__________________

__________________
10 Gallon:
1 flower shrimp, 1 zebra danio,2 blue danio
1 white cloud danio, 1 tiny CAE,
1 fan dance goby, 1 drawf redtip gourami, 3 silver hatchet fish, 1 baby blue zebra cihlid, 3 Green Panchax killifish, 1 madagascar rainbow, 1 dwarf neon rainbow, 1 aquatic frog





90 Gallon
1 CAE, 1 giant panda cory,2 green spotted cory,
2 giant danio. 1 large tinfoil barb, 1 rosy barb, 1 marbled goby,
1 purple spotted gudgeon, 1 jade goby, 1 red dwarf gouromi, 2 clown loaches,4 tiger barbs, 5 weather loaches, 3 blood parrots,1 firemouth cichlid, 1 goldfish, 1 Electric yellow cichlid, 1 Auratus cichlid, 1 Zebra Tilapia cichlid,
1 Yellowfin Borleyi cichlid, 1 purple peacock cichlid, 2 striped barbs, 1 figure 8 puffer, 1 electric catfish, 1 african butterfly fish
kukerdan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cories

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cories and pH cwt Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10 10-29-2009 05:22 PM
cories,what should i get Biggles Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11 08-30-2005 07:33 PM
New cories! dr_girlfriend New Acquisitions 6 07-14-2005 02:40 AM
new cories Fluff New Acquisitions 2 08-22-2004 01:16 PM
Which Cories do I have? nsx Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 12 06-11-2004 01:54 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.