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  1. Default How many peppered corys in a 55g?

    0 Not allowed!
    Just wondering what would be the max number of them I could keep. The tank is heavily planted with driftwood and a nice log they can hide in. They would be the only bottom fish in the tank by the way.
    Last edited by Dsmitty; 10-19-2013 at 04:57 PM.

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    1 Not allowed!
    You can never have too many corys. Well...I suppose one could, but...

    In a 55g, I would aim for 12 up to 20 or even 30. Don't know what other fish you have.

    No less than five of a single species is a good aim, so you can have all one species like the Corydoras paleatus you mention, or you can mix species. They all get along. In my current 115g tank I have close to 40 corys representing about 10 species. Some arrived as "left overs" from the store so there may be only 2 or 3 of the species, but they all play together; I frequently see different species shoaling around together in pairs or a trio, all different, nudging each other in their antics.

    Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
    Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]

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