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Old 09-19-2017, 07:03 PM   #1
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The āmazing tank rebirth & a question - a little long

Daughter got a10g for her betta but she added 5/6 Amanos & 3 cories (sp?) To give it a more "lived in" look. Lost 2 of the cory over 3 wk period -they were iffy when we got them- but everyone else was fine. Betta died after 3 years & she started losing interest. Fast forward 4 months & some family issues and I asked her how tank was doing - she said she had been neglecting it, shut down filter & heater and figured it was now just a large water container. Told her to drain it & I would take it. Got an excited call later that night, her cory & at least 4/5 shrimp were still alive & well despite total neglect. Well filter & heater are now up & running, cory is named Bob & we counted 5 shrimp. Since I know cory prefer to be in groups we are going to add a few more but are not sure how many we can add safely & if they need to be the same species. *I* am going to be monitoring it so if her interest starts to wain again they will just join one of my 7 tanks.
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Old 09-20-2017, 12:45 AM   #2
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It is best to have the same species, as they generally only shoal within their species. Can you upload a picture of Bob?
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Old 09-20-2017, 09:54 AM   #3
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He's a palateus (sp) I think
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Still wondering how many we can safely add
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Old 09-20-2017, 11:24 PM   #5
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Well, peppered corydoras (C. palateus) get up to 3". Since they get bigger than the dwarf ones, I'm not sure they'd be comfortable in a 10 gallon. If you are able to move them to a larger tank, you could have a happy school of 6.
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Well since I know there will be no convincing the child to get a bigger tank would 3 be ok with the 5 Amano?
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Old 09-22-2017, 01:54 AM   #7
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I'd put as many as could comfortably fit. Five would be enough for a small school. They really suffer without the schooling. Alternatively, if you were to rehome Bob, you could get a school of 6 Pygmy corydoras, which would fit just fine in a ten gallon.
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Old 09-22-2017, 03:06 PM   #8
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No rehoming of Bob aa he is the
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Old 09-22-2017, 03:09 PM   #9
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He is the reason for the tank so we will try for the 5
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