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    2013-09-01_22-43-04_660.jpg2013-09-01_22-43-45_526.jpg I know that they prefer sand, but will this work? If not, what other bottom dwellers would you suggest that will eat leftover food and algae. I'd really really prefer if I could get the Corys though.

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    Cories don't eat algae
    Cories need a proper diet, not scraps

    if you're worrying about leftover food and algae you need to look at your feeding regimen and your plants and lighting.

    Cories can't forage like they love to in this stuff. They'll survive though. Perhaps you'd be better of with a few cherry shrimp

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    I don't really care whether or not they will eat algae. I intend on giving them a proper diet and also hope that they will eat the food that the other fish don't catch and that falls to the bottom, but this is really not important either. I want corys because I like the way they look and I've heard from numerous people that they are active, enjoyable bottom-dwelling fish. I'm just trying to make sure that they will be able to live with this kind of substrate without any effects on their health or well-being.

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    What you need to look out for is sharp edges, their barbels are very delicate. But u seem to have that covered so i would say the can survive in that kind of gravel but they are way more active with sand.
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    One problem could be that food will be unreachable for them between the substrate. Overhere there is an ongoing discussion about substrate for Corys. I've several kinds of substraye and they are doong great on all, but clearly like (poolfilter)sand.
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    Why not swap out your substrate for sand? It doesn't cost much at all.
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    ^^ I'd have to agree. I recently added sand to my 20 gallon. For two 50 lb bags of Quikrete play sand I only spent about $7. The sand is a bit dusty and took me about 2 hours to clean but it settled nicely in the tank, has a nice natural look and really makes the tank look amazing. I chose to add sand as I purchased a South American Bumblebee Catfish a few days ago and wanted to give it a proper substrate to work with, previously the tank was a bare bottom.

    I'm also waiting on a shipment of Panda Cories so the sand was to get them a nice substrate that's safe for them as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by acetune View Post
    I don't really care whether or not they will eat algae. I intend on giving them a proper diet and also hope that they will eat the food that the other fish don't catch and that falls to the bottom, but this is really not important either. I want corys because I like the way they look and I've heard from numerous people that they are active, enjoyable bottom-dwelling fish. I'm just trying to make sure that they will be able to live with this kind of substrate without any effects on their health or well-being.
    Your first post gave me the impression you were working from the outdated concept of a cleaner fish. This posts lists a lot of good reasons for wanting to keep cories and you have their wellfare in mind which is good.

    As said, sand allows them to display their natural foraging ways. Pool filter sand is nice for that since it requires no rinsing. If you don't fancy a tank overhaul you can also offer them a sandbox. A small, shallow container filled with sand where you can also feed them.

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    I agree with the other members who are advising changing the substrate to sand; you will be glad you did. I too now use Quikrete Play Sand and my many corys thrive over it. They really should have sand to sift through, their natural behaviour. And the Quikrete looks very similar to the sand in many Amazonian streams, so it is very natural.

    As for feeding, corys do need proper food, the sinking pellets, tabs, disks. In my experience with corys over some 20+ years, I don't think I have ever seen them actually "eat" fallen flake food. My snails usually get to it first, and being much slower than the corys, this suggests the corys ignore it. They sure gather around sinking foods though, all munching away like mad.

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