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Old 02-02-2014, 04:59 PM   #11
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Hadn't given that much thought! I know the Pigmy Cory will school and is more mid level but I was thinking they also scavenged around like they're cousins as well.
Don't think I'll add the male Sunsets after all; I value my peaceful tank, its so nice that no one fights or is aggressively protecting eggs/fry or harassing the females!!!!
But just for future reference is a 40g breeder too small to house 2 males?
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I have kept pygmy...yes pygmy...with neons, rams, platty, furcata rainbow, kuhli, betta, shrimps and a couple others i cant really remember. Maybe with the more hyper and bigger tetras like emperors or serpae they wouldnt do so well but i havent had exp with that. Mine arent very shy at all, they are always around looking for food and resting on leafy plants. Im not sure what yymv means.
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Always use a mixture of flake food & shrimp pellets. Will switch out pellets for algae wafers and agg frozen brine shrimp as well.
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Hadn't given that much thought! I know the Pigmy Cory will school and is more mid level but I was thinking they also scavenged around like they're cousins as well.
Don't think I'll add the male Sunsets after all; I value my peaceful tank, its so nice that no one fights or is aggressively protecting eggs/fry or harassing the females!!!!
But just for future reference is a 40g breeder too small to house 2 males?

It always depends on the other fish, decor arrangment, plants, and the individual fish. You never know with gourami. One can bee goodie miss too shoes and the next is evil. But its always good to quit while your ahead when it comes to having a harmonized tank.
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I have kept pygmy...yes pygmy...with neons, rams, platty, furcata rainbow, kuhli, betta, shrimps and a couple others i cant really remember. Maybe with the more hyper and bigger tetras like emperors or serpae they wouldnt do so well but i havent had exp with that. Mine arent very shy at all, they are always around looking for food and resting on leafy plants. Im not sure what yymv means.
Your milage may vary. Fish are individuals, and what works in one tank may not be the norm.
The key to my point was the emperor tetras. They are an especially rambunctious tetra, well beyond your average neon or cardinal.
I should have clarified that pygmies are not always shy, but certainly can be with the wrong tankmates. Apologies if that came across as overly argumentative. I don't disagree that pygmies will work with some tank mates, I just don't believe emps qualify.
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Hadn't given that much thought! I know the Pigmy Cory will school and is more mid level but I was thinking they also scavenged around like they're cousins as well.
Don't think I'll add the male Sunsets after all; I value my peaceful tank, its so nice that no one fights or is aggressively protecting eggs/fry or harassing the females!!!!
But just for future reference is a 40g breeder too small to house 2 males?
No, in my opinion it is not. You never know for sure, but if it was my tank, I would certainly try it out (assuming no bettas).
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Thank you both for your advice!! Its great that there are so many members here with experience on such a huge variety of fish that are always willing to share their fish keeping experiences.
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