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Thread: Best Cory?

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    I'm looking into purchasing 10 corys after I get my 75g. What's the best cory in your opinion? Peppered? Panda? Albino?

    Along with the ten corys, the 75g will have 10 Ototcinclus & 20 Green Tetras.

    So far I'm going with 10 albino corys. Suggestions?
    10 Gallon: 5 Peppered Corys | Pool Filter Sand | x2 AquaTech 5-15 Power Filter | 2 plastic plants

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    Most cories commonly found in the pet trade are similar in care requirements. In this case it is more up to personal taste. However, if you want an opinion, out of the 3 you named, I would go with panda cories. Not too big (peppered) nor marked with the unnatural look of the albinos.

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    Okay then. As long as the experts here say it will look better. I also agree with the albino unnatural look now. Thanks.
    10 Gallon: 5 Peppered Corys | Pool Filter Sand | x2 AquaTech 5-15 Power Filter | 2 plastic plants

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    Hey, bottom line is its your tank and what pleases your eye should be what you stock! Have you looked around for other species of Cory yet? There are plenty more that are relatively common in the pet trade.

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    I have peppered and sterbai cories. Whilst the sterbais are arguably the best looking they are very shy. So really I prefer the peppereds. They are always out and about. Very endearing!
    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan

    ~ 350 Litre Tank Journal ~ ~ 30 Litre Tank Journal ~

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    I agree with firefly~I've had peppered for years, fat happy bunch of fish they are. Only my experience with these, never had a school of any others though I'd like to have other tanks of other kinds of cories...

    I've noticed they're staying in the pricey range (+$5) at the local petsmart...been that way for over a year now..used to be less for these than others.
    29: Harlequin Raspboras, Zebra Danios, Black Skirt Tetras, Platies, Neon Tetras, CAE
    10: Otos, Amano Shrimp, Cherry Shrimp

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    for having so many tanks :) - NanoTankGuy For being a good teacher and helping to educate me! - chel They didn't have any platys so I got you a pleco! lol - Northernguy For you mate. - mac Thanks for all your help and input regarding setting up my 55 gallon!!! - emilyekk 
    thanks for the gravel - rookie Thank you for all the nice comments!!! And the help with the TB. - hali_fish for helping me decide what to stock my tank with! - emilyekk thanks for the media and danios - rookie Thanks for helping me again! - iZinedane 
    Thanks for the rep :) - Agassizii everybody loves cake LOL.  hope youre have a great day!! - Mith Thanks for the rep. - Little Embers Thanks! - Jill Thank you! - KingFisher 
    Wishing You A Very Happy New Year!!! - Jill Happy New Years! - Oscar_freak12321 You get my favorite fish (to look at, not kill) - Meenu It's important to have a collection of discus. - Meenu thanks for moss and food. - aquariumlover10 

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    I'd go with loaches. I think anyone that's kept both loaches and corys would agree that Corys have nothing on them.
    125 - BGK, pictus cats, silver dollars, kissing gouramis, palmas bichir, delhezi bichir
    125 - Red severum, bolivian rams, Turquoise rainbows, irian red rainbows, loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, pearl gouramis
    90 - Congo tetras, african knife, elephant nose, spotted ctenopoma, upside down cats

    QTs - 29, 20H, 20L, 10

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    I think Loaches would be a little tough on the otos IME. And for a peaceful tank, like it sounds you're going for, I'd go cories.

    I personally vote Pandas. I have owned Peppereds, Sterbais and False Julii/Three-Lined cories. I found the Peppers quite innactive and didn't do a lot, and the Sterbais very shy. The pandas are my favourites by far, in appearance and personality. They are very active and always in sight. I also really like the False Juliis/Three-Lined but they were a little more shy IME.

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    for having so many tanks :) - NanoTankGuy For being a good teacher and helping to educate me! - chel They didn't have any platys so I got you a pleco! lol - Northernguy For you mate. - mac Thanks for all your help and input regarding setting up my 55 gallon!!! - emilyekk 
    thanks for the gravel - rookie Thank you for all the nice comments!!! And the help with the TB. - hali_fish for helping me decide what to stock my tank with! - emilyekk thanks for the media and danios - rookie Thanks for helping me again! - iZinedane 
    Thanks for the rep :) - Agassizii everybody loves cake LOL.  hope youre have a great day!! - Mith Thanks for the rep. - Little Embers Thanks! - Jill Thank you! - KingFisher 
    Wishing You A Very Happy New Year!!! - Jill Happy New Years! - Oscar_freak12321 You get my favorite fish (to look at, not kill) - Meenu It's important to have a collection of discus. - Meenu thanks for moss and food. - aquariumlover10 

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    There are a ton of loach species....
    Which do you have that are so aggressive? I don't remember.
    Last edited by jaysee; 04-01-2013 at 02:03 PM.
    125 - BGK, pictus cats, silver dollars, kissing gouramis, palmas bichir, delhezi bichir
    125 - Red severum, bolivian rams, Turquoise rainbows, irian red rainbows, loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, pearl gouramis
    90 - Congo tetras, african knife, elephant nose, spotted ctenopoma, upside down cats

    QTs - 29, 20H, 20L, 10

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    Orange lasers. Habrosis. Black. Long fin panda. They are not really all the same in care requirements. Some are domesticated and farm raised which makes them easier to keep because they have adapted over time. Most of the ones you will find in a big box pet store are farmed. Quite a few are extremely difficult to keep and breed. You have to do a crazy voodoo dance and sprinkle rain water on them.

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