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Old 07-23-2014, 05:31 PM   #1
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Cory help

I am looking for a clean up crew in my 15 gallon bit don't want loads but I really want cory's!!! Can I have just 2 or do I need more? If so what can I have instead that are just as cool as cory's. I need a substrate cleaner that isn't a shrimp lol


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Old 07-23-2014, 05:39 PM   #2
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3 Cories, an Otocinclus, and a Nerite Snail.
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Cool thanks. Bit worried about snails as I don't want to get over run


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Old 07-23-2014, 06:03 PM   #4
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Just get corys. I recently got some and there great. Just make sure other fish dont bother them and your gravel is smooth enough not to damges there barbels

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Old 07-23-2014, 06:05 PM   #5
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I got sand substrate so that's not a problem. And there is Molly's, black skirt tetra's and silver tip tetra's in there at the moment so everything will be all good


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Yeah sounds good mate. I'd recommend getting at least 4. I've actually heard of them stressing and dying if there not in a pack. Some people say they haf success with just two. But more the better

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Nah, Nerite snails need a male and a female to reproduce, and it's impossible for them to lay eggs in freshwater.
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Nah, Nerite snails need a male and a female to reproduce, and it's impossible for them to lay eggs in freshwater.
Actually, they can't lay viable eggs in fresh water. Mine have laid dud eggs all over my aquarium!!!

My advice is to look for some pygmy cories. You could get six and not over-run your tank. Keep in mind they won't eat everything off the bottom, you'll still have to do some cleaning during water changes.
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Yeah, I have about 8 shrimp, a chinese Algae Eater, 2 Kuhlii Loaches, 2 BN Plecos, and a cory catfish and my substrate still gets dirty. Mostly because fish don't like eating buried fish excrement lol
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Yeah, I have about 8 shrimp, a chinese Algae Eater, 2 Kuhlii Loaches, 2 BN Plecos, and a cory catfish and my substrate still gets dirty. Mostly because fish don't like eating buried fish excrement lol

Lol would you?? I am getting a shrimp or 2 to wiz threw the sand and I will defo have a look for cory's


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Actually, they can't lay viable eggs in fresh water. Mine have laid dud eggs all over my aquarium!!!



My advice is to look for some pygmy cories. You could get six and not over-run your tank. Keep in mind they won't eat everything off the bottom, you'll still have to do some cleaning during water changes.

Pygmy cory's are pretty rare here is the uk and they are about £15-£20 a fish lol, and when I can get others i will have to until I land my new job lol. Then I'm going to go nuts!!!


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Good luck man, keep us posted!
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