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    Or give them away via craig's or something?

    Getting pygmy cories to breed can be a fun project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardy85 View Post
    Also, depending on what fish store you got them from will depend what they do... I know petsmart does the "oh I'm sorry it didn't work, we will put the fish in the QT tank in the back" - aka the garbage or toilet.
    Uh huh, I thought that my lfs had fish welfare in mind through the first two trips. However, they're the ones pushing chemical ph adjustment and taking home new fish that day. Here on the forum, there is thread after thread describing fish stores treating fish as disposable comodities. Telling noobs whatever to sell more fish and chemicals. There is a sticky in warning. If they are about the bottom line and not the fish, then they would be foolish to accept cheap and "disposable" fish back from potentially cycling or otherwise contaminated waters. I have seen fish in bags acclimating to their tanks for release, that doesn't suggest a q tank, but doesn't preclude one either.

    While my situation is not ideal, I am not sure attempting to return him is better. However, I do agree that a little school of pygmies would much better suit the tank ( and vice versa). I will see what I can turn up as options. The little tank is my daughter's and is in her room. We have been plotting a large tank for the family room that is likely to happen within the year ( but with A LOT more planning) would temporarily keeping them the way they are keep them from later bonding with a larger group?

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    No, bonding is no issue with cories at all. Their shoals are a defence and early warning system, not much in the way of social hierarchy.

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    Whats cool about Pygmy cories, if we are talking about the same species; Corydoras pygmaeus, besides staying small and would work well in your small tank, is that they swim in all regions of the tank and not just the bottom.

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    Great. I was just totally dancing in my chair while watching that video at work and a coworker saw me. Now he's sure to think I'm crazy...which I am, I just prefer it to be a secret.
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    Good video, that's more or less what I get from mine as well. Mine also hang out with the green neons. They're even more fun in sand. Do get a group, I'd say 6 is bare minimum, 8 or 10 is better.


    DSC_6998 by j_wijnands, on Flickr

    (and no, that's not gravel but filter sand)

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    They almost look like little oticats in that picture. Your pictures are always so fantastic Dutchie.
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    Thanks! That's what you get when you sit in front of your tank with a camera for a long time. Being very selective in my own pics also helps. My cories do get frisky with eachother at times but I suspect the neons find the eggs.

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