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Old 11-14-2012, 11:30 PM   #1
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Corydoras with Dwarf Baby Tears (HC Cuba)

Has anyone have any experience keeping corydoras with an HC carpet? Will the cories uproot the plants? Thanks!
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My cory's were fine with it but yo-yo loaches constantly dig the growing edges up to see what's under it.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:54 AM   #3
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My cory's were fine with it but yo-yo loaches constantly dig the growing edges up to see what's under it.
Hmmm, thanks! Were your HC allowed to carpet nicely? Anyone else have any input?
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It was a constant fight with the loaches so I finally took it up. Had the loaches left it alone it would have done really good.
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There are some rather hilarious youtube videos out there of yoyo loaches destroying tanks.

As far as cories go, they will be a destructive force for as long as it takes for the HC to establish a secure root system. If you just poke the HC into the substrate with cories, then you can be that they will make a mess of it for a while. This is one of the advantages of doing a dry start to planted tanks, as it allows the root system to establish itself before fish/current become a significant factor.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:35 PM   #6
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There are some rather hilarious youtube videos out there of yoyo loaches destroying tanks.

As far as cories go, they will be a destructive force for as long as it takes for the HC to establish a secure root system. If you just poke the HC into the substrate with cories, then you can be that they will make a mess of it for a while. This is one of the advantages of doing a dry start to planted tanks, as it allows the root system to establish itself before fish/current become a significant factor.
So are you insisting that as long as I allow the HC to develop a decent root system before I add the cories, I'll be fine?
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Insisting? No. Suggesting? Yes. You can look up the Dry Start Method for mroe information.

Also, as always, your CO2 setup will have more impact than fish choice ever could.
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My Cory's leave it alone. They sleep in it. And rest on it(soft)
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My Cory's leave it alone. They sleep in it. And rest on it(soft)
Mine never bothered it either and at the time I had 20 of them in that tank.
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