Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

_________________
  ...

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food

User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18
  1. #1

    Default Why keep cory cats?


    0 Not allowed!
    I'm at a loss as to why corydoras catfish are so popular in the hobby.

    they aren't attractive fish

    they may clean the substrate of food but still add to bioload by pooping

    they have to be in schools of at least 6 so take up a lot of "space" in terms of 1 inch per gallon guideline.

    they are expensive fish (at least in new zealand) - the cheapest i've ever seen is $8 for a bronze cory.

    Please everyone argue against me!

  2. #2

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I just added a School of Albino cory cats to my freshwater tank the other day.. I think they are quite attractive and add life to the bottom of my tank.. I only had to pay $2.50 each for them as well.


    The albinos tend to shimmer more than the other types of corys I saw at the pet shop. I think that makes them look more attractive than the normal kind.

    They also only get about 3 inches large.. that Is good for someone who might have a smaller tank but still wants a catfish in it.


    thats my reasons so far... But its only been a few days lol.
    Freshwater tropical tank
    Marineland Emperor 400 Dual Biowheel filter
    Tank specs are 55 gallon
    Freshwater
    3- tiger barbs
    3- zebra danios
    2-pineapple swordtails
    4- black skirt tetras
    4-serpent tetras
    1- golden dojo loach
    1- marble angel fish
    1- syndontis
    1- pearlscale gourami
    1- bristlenose pleco
    1- red claw crab

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Saskatchewan, Canada
    Posts
    20,090

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7   Chocolate always makes a body better.  Glad you're on the ment - fishmommie   Here's to a quick recovery my friend. - mommy1   Happy Holidays. - gadget228   Have a Candy cane ;-) Merry Christmas - steeler58   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I don't see why you would want to start a argument about a certain fish.

    People like different fish for different reasons. What fish you choose to put in your tank, and the reasons for that, are mostly personal preference.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    Posts
    2,518

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Thanks for the rep! - steeler58   Thanks!! - steeler58   Happy Easter! - Slaphppy7   Thx4rep - pRED   Won't let me give a rep ptr re the 12 gal tank - fishmommie   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Well, as cliff mentioned, it's everyone's own taste to what fish they stock, but in defense of the cories, here are some reasons I can think of:

    - they are really cute even though they might not have gaudy colors
    - even though they need schools, they generally are the smallest and most easily obtainable bottom dwellers
    - they do interesting things ( versus some attractive tetra that does nothing but hang around looking pretty)

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Cadillac, MI
    Posts
    42,943

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Member of the month, a toast is in order. - Strider199   Sorry about your blood parrot :-( - ~firefly~   For this; http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aquariumforum/showthread.php?t=111325 - Strider199   :-) - ~firefly~   Happy mother's day! Enjoy one on me LOL - imma24   
    Childhood Cancer - hobbs   World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - hobbs   Myasthenia Gravis - Ovarian Cancer - Sexual Assault - Substance Abuse - Lady Hobbs   Bone Marrow Donation - Childhood Depression - Depression - Environment - Eye Injury Prevention - Glaucoma - Kidney Cancer - Kidney Disease - Kidney Transplantation - Leukemia - Lyme Disease - Mental Retardation - Missing Children - Organ Donation - T - Lady Hobbs   Arthritis - Child Abuse - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - Dystonia - Education - Free Speech - Interstitial Cystitis - ME/CFIDS - Reye's Syndrome - Save the Music - Teens Against Smoking - Victim's Rights - Water Quality - Lady Hobbs   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    The one inch per gallon is not a rule anyone uses. It's bad information spread all over the internet. A school can (and should be) as many "over" 6 that you can have. A school of 6 is just barely a school at all. Actual schools are in the hundreds. If you are trying to figure the one inch per fish, then chances are you may be over-crowding your fish.

    What counts with stocking is if fish are compatible and how active they are requiring more swimming room. Danio's, for instance, might be small fish but do not belong in a 10 gallon due to their activity level.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Ypsilanti, Michigan
    Posts
    6,823

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Happy Birthday Bud. Cheers! - Strider199   Merry Xmas! Ill drink to that! - Sandz   Happy New Year! - jeffs99dime   Birthday Beer. - gadget228   Sending healing vibes to your Oscar - Silbar   
    Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - Brhino   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by greedythief
    they aren't attractive fish
    Saying they're not attractive is your opinion. Many people would disagree... and they come in a wide variety of different colorations and patterns, so if you don't care for a particular type there may be another that suits your fancy.

    Quote Originally Posted by greedythief
    they may clean the substrate of food but still add to bioload by pooping
    Every fish poops. If you're only looking at a fish wondering what benefit it can provide to you, you're doing it wrong.

    Quote Originally Posted by greedythief
    they have to be in schools of at least 6 so take up a lot of "space" in terms of 1 inch per gallon guideline.
    Some people LIKE schooling fish. You say it like it's a bad thing but it's a fun behavior to watch.. and Corydoras are by far the most common small schooling bottom feeders.

    Quote Originally Posted by greedythief
    they are expensive fish (at least in new zealand) - the cheapest i've ever seen is $8 for a bronze cory.
    I don't know why they're so expensive in New Zealand but from my experience here in the states they're no more expensive then the rest of your standard community fish like tetras or livebearers.

    Quote Originally Posted by greedythief
    Please everyone argue against me!
    Other benefits:
    1. They have unique swimming behaviors that many people find cute.
    2. They're one of the easiest egg-laying species to breed successfully if you're into that sort of thing.
    3. They're completely peaceful. They don't fight amongst themselves or with other species.
    300 gallon mega tank: sailfin pleco, clown loaches, silver dollars, roseline sharks, congo tetras, new world cichlids
    125 gallon office tank: Africian cichlids, synodontis catfih
    75 gallon community tank: bolivian rams, black skirt tetras, dwarf neon rainbowfish, corys, harlequin rasboras, otos, bristlenose and bulldog plecos, assassin snails, various shrimp
    60 gallon goldfish tank: fancy goldfish

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    A little further from sanity
    Posts
    9,317

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Thanks for the rep friend :) - Compass   Merry Christmas! - rebecca_finny   Thanks for the rep! - AmazonJoe   Happy Holidays. - gadget228   Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! - Plecos   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    People get cory's because they like them. If you don't like them don't get them.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
    Dear naps, sorry I hated you so much when I was a child... Love me

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Lasalle-Peru
    Posts
    6,133

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    No wonder your m doesn't work! Here is some more to replace what you sloshed. - mommy1   Bunny pest control penquin. - mommy1   I severely underestimated her stupidity... which was stupid of me! - Honey Badger 1   Well, from where I am sittin' it is good to have you back man! Have one on me. - Honey Badger 1   Thanks for the rep :-) - ~firefly~   
    Bone Marrow Donation - Childhood Depression - Depression - Environment - Eye Injury Prevention - Glaucoma - Kidney Cancer - Kidney Disease - Kidney Transplantation - Leukemia - Lyme Disease - Mental Retardation - Missing Children - Organ Donation - T - 850R   

    Question


    0 Not allowed!
    I am at a loss as to why I would feel compelled to defend a differing & wholly subjective opinion that you obviously already made up your mind about.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    5,146

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Thank you for all the advice - Cliff   No Message - Aydreean   Thanks! Here's a shrimp for ya. - Flakes4Bait   Thank you!!! - harpua2002   Merry X-mass, and thanks for the help this past year - Cliff   
    Adoptee - Bone Cancer - Child Exploitation and Abuse - Hope and Support - Peace - Retinoblastoma - Right to Life - Student Sexual Assault - korith   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Different people like different things. I like corydoras pygmaeus, small little cories under an inch in size. Very active as well which can be nice at the lower levels of the tank if you have just fish that stay in the middle level.

    Now albino cory cats on the otherhand I can't stand, albino fish freak me out!

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    645

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    until you get your angel :o) - fishmommie   ٩(̾●̮̮̃̾•̃̾)۶ - korith   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    cause they are the shIp..lol I dont get the guppy craze, but i aint gonna b#tch about it....:)


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •