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    So I have two peppered cories in a 20H. Not the best stock but circumstances were little wonkie and it's a long story. It's hard to tell if their barbells have reduced in size (they were never big to begin with) but I'm just a little concerned about it. I keep the tank very clean, 50% water changes, trates are inline and there is no aggression in the tank. That is what has me puzzled. I see no reason why they should have weak barbells. They are very healthy, eat like clockwork, never hide away, and incredibly active. I'll try and get a picture for you guys. Thoughts? Am I just being paranoid?
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    My sterbai at one point lost all of their barbels... anything stress related can cause it, as well as a rough substrate

    It's been over a year and they are slowly coming back, but its something mine have shown too at one point

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    The only thing I've heard about Cories damaging their barbels is that they were kept in a tank with sharp substrate.

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    It is smooth pea gravel.
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    I have small round gravel in my 45 and all my julii cories ended up with damaged barbells, the peppered cories were okay but they are larger Cory overall. I won't add any more cories until I can switch to sand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JudiJetson View Post
    I have small round gravel in my 45 and all my julii cories ended up with damaged barbells, the peppered cories were okay but they are larger Cory overall. I won't add any more cories until I can switch to sand.
    It's just difficult for me to tell. As I'm sure you are aware Judi, there are two schools of thought on this. One being they need sand only and the other saying that substrate doesn't hurt barbells just poor water quality. Personally I'm inclined to believe the second but it doesn't fit with what is going on in this tank.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

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    Compass, Nitrate tends to hug the gravel in tanks with low circulation. Little low GPH pump aimed along your substrate can help out. Did in my tanks; all my cories are properly bewhiskered.

    Dave

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    Well I know for sure with my tank water quality was not an issue :D. My gravel is smooth but larger than pea size so I think it was just too hard on their little barbels when they were foraging....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave66 View Post
    Compass, Nitrate tends to hug the gravel in tanks with low circulation. Little low GPH pump aimed along your substrate can help out. Did in my tanks; all my cories are properly bewhiskered.

    Dave
    Thanks Dave, I do siphon water from the bottom as much as possible but there is low circulation in this tank, I've got something I can try so I'll do that.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

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    Keeping several Corys on gravel and sand. The Peppers on gravel do have the longest barbels I know. Really think it is a bacterial issue what possible has to do with waterflow over it / through it as mentioned !!ImageUploadedByTapatalk1402339880.810549.jpg
    No Cory, No Glory !!

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