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Old 01-28-2012, 04:03 AM   #1
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Just wanted to share!

My Betta hangs out with the rambunctious corydoras, then when he's had enough he cruises back to the top! So neat

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Thanks for sharing!!! I absolutely love corydoras, but can't have any:'( my favorite is the panda Corydora
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Thanks for sharing!!! I absolutely love corydoras, but can't have any:'( my favorite is the panda Corydora
They are for sure the cutest little plumb fish! They are adorable waddling about the tank. I'm sorry you can't have any! They are a delight!

I can't decide which kind I like the best! I think the False Bandit gets my attention a bit more than the others though
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They are for sure the cutest little plumb fish! They are adorable waddling about the tank. I'm sorry you can't have any! They are a delight!

I can't decide which kind I like the best! I think the False Bandit gets my attention a bit more than the others though
Yeah for sure!! In my next tank, I will have sand so.....CORYDORAS!! Haha I've heard you can't have them in gravel tank because of their barbels. That's the only thing keeping me away from a schoal of these haha
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Yeah for sure!! In my next tank, I will have sand so.....CORYDORAS!! Haha I've heard you can't have them in gravel tank because of their barbels. That's the only thing keeping me away from a schoal of these haha
I read that they enjoy sand, but also do well with large rounded smooth gravel...not really gravel anymore really. But, I've had ours for months now and their barbals are still healthy and long. IMO as long as it's not rough or course gravel, they do just fine...at least from my own experience.
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I on the other hand have seen wear and barbels getting small from gravel. I wouldnt recommend it.
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I on the other hand have seen wear and barbels getting small from gravel. I wouldnt recommend it.
Since you've experienced wear on the barbels, I am interested in knowing what type of gravel you had? I just want to be sure mine will in fact continue to be okay. So far so good, but better to hear from others than to continue using the big soft round gravel that I use if you had something very much the same.
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I used gravel that was about 3/8 of an inch in diameter.

From observing the feeding habits it appears they try to move the gravel to access food. They dont seem to be able to move the gravel as it is fairly heavy. Imagine only ever being able to sift through that. I believe sand is or a mixture of that and rocks in their natural habitat.

I can conclude that the wear is associated with how long they are in a pure gravel enviroment. In terms of how long i would say 6 months +. Wether some species have more fragile barbels im not sure. I can say that it happened to a pair of panda corys.
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I used gravel that was about 3/8 of an inch in diameter.

From observing the feeding habits it appears they try to move the gravel to access food. They dont seem to be able to move the gravel as it is fairly heavy. Imagine only ever being able to sift through that. I believe sand is or a mixture of that and rocks in their natural habitat.

I can conclude that the wear is associated with how long they are in a pure gravel enviroment. In terms of how long i would say 6 months +. Wether some species have more fragile barbels im not sure. I can say that it happened to a pair of panda corys.
Well, thank you for your input. After reading this, I have deicded to return them to the LFS. We don't have sand and won't be able to get any for awhile...so I will just have to wait to have corys until a later date. My poor Betta will be looking for them for ever! That's going to be sad. He loves them! Every morning when the lights come on he immediately heads down to there "house" and gets them out, then they school together.
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You can get a bag of pool filter sand for less than $10. Maybe you can reconsider.
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