01-11-2007, 03:01 AM
Does anyone here have a all Cory Cat fish tank? Explain your setup and type of Corys.
01-11-2007, 12:47 PM
I don't have a tank setup specifically for cories, but I do have a few sterbais in my 40 gallon community tank. I use regular size aquarium gravel (Estes' shallow creek regular to be exact) and have never once had an issue with infected barbels or anything like that. I think that has more to do with water quality than the substrate itself unless it is really rough, the gravel I use is very smooth. I have some fake plants and a lot fo driftwood. The filtration is a Fluval 405 and a Whisper 60. Water changes are about 90% weekly. Do not do this type of water change schedule unless you have been working your way up to it for a long time.
01-12-2007, 12:22 PM
I also don't have a cory species tank. I do have 6 albino corys in a 28gal bow front with my male betta, and just transferred out of quarantine 4 kuhli loaches. I use a Whisper 20-40 power filter set at the 10 0'clock with 12:00 being the lowest water flow setting. I have 3 pieces of malaysian driftwood that I soaked for about 2 weeks or so. They still leach tannis, giving it that backwater tea-colored water look. I also have various plants in the tank, mostly cryptocoryne wendtii brown, java fern, some bacopa carolinian and ludwigia repens, and 1 solitary banana plant, anubis gracillis (african spearhead), and barley surviving jungle val (lost 2 already). I originally was going for a SE Asia backwater biotope and was going to add, along with the betta and kuhlis, a school of harlequin, engel's or Espei rasboras, or combo thereof. I decided to add the 3 albino corys to this tank along with the betta to keep him company. One of the corys has been with him for almost as long as I've had him and he looked lonely being in that big tank all by himself. I added the 3 other corys to see what/how a school of corys would look/behave. I also have a 10 gal with a female betta and 3 juvenile, ~2 inches, emerald green corys. Always loved the emerald green corys, they were my first type of corys I had. Actually, I think one of them is a brochis mulitradiatus and is all black except for his whit belly. I also have 1 baby (~1.5 inches) leopard cory in my 5 gal. This one is a replacement for 1 of the pair that died after only a few days; the second in the pair died yesterday. I'll see how this third one does before I get more. Not sure why they aren't surviving since most of the albino corys have I raised from babies who were about the same size as these leopards in this same tank. Anyway, I never thought of doing just an all species tank of corys. It would be a fun tank to watch with their lively persoalities.
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