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    I can't say much for keeping cories, but I do know that cories and dwarf babies tears can be an aggravating combination. They really like to root around under the baby tears and will end up pulling it up out of the ground. Granted your cories may not even look twice at the plant, but it is something to think about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Compass View Post
    I can't say much for keeping cories, but I do know that cories and dwarf babies tears can be an aggravating combination. They really like to root around under the baby tears and will end up pulling it up out of the ground. Granted your cories may not even look twice at the plant, but it is something to think about.
    Are there any bottom tank plants that you think cories most likely wouldn't cause a problem with? Or would it be best to not worry about this and wait til the plant I choose gets a good root system, then add the cories.

    My Arcuatus cories have uprooted a dying bottom tank plant, but they don't mess with anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steeler58 View Post
    Alot of people will tell you that sand is the only substate to keep Cory's over, but I have kept mine for years over FlouriteŽ :http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...73231344,d.cGU, with no ill effects on the Corys or their barbels.
    I also have 4 bags of Eco complete and 2 of flourite. The reason I didn't mention the fluorite was because I was thinking of putting it under the Eco complete, mainly because of how messy it gets. I thought the flourite was somewhat sharp as well. May have been just me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madagascariensis View Post
    Agreed with Steeler. My cories have beautiful barbels and they're also kept on flourite. All cases of barbel erosion I've seen have occurred thanks to poor diet or poor water.
    The only thing with rougher substrates is that food pellets small enough to fit into the cories' mouths might slip into the cracks and become inaccessible. I personally just use a reptile food dish to eliminate this issue.
    I should definitely have some area for putting bottom feeder food, now that I think about it. Probably the opposite area of where the pleco cave will be.

    Also, what type of cories do you keep?

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    I think it depends on the plant's root system. Babytears have very very shallow roots. Pretty much just hold on for dear life. So while the cories are naturally just rooting around they can push it up very easily. Anything with a good root system should hold up to the cories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Faded View Post
    I should definitely have some area for putting bottom feeder food, now that I think about it. Probably the opposite area of where the pleco cave will be.

    Also, what type of cories do you keep?
    You can use any old plate but I like using a terracotta dish (ones you put under pots). They sink well and will age very well in the tank. Plus you can find them in a large array of sizes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Faded View Post

    Also, what type of cories do you keep?
    I keep Sterbai, but I haven't seen a cory I DON'T like, lol...they're awesome little fish...
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    I've kept trilineatus, panda, melanotaenia, zygatus cories.

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    I much prefer loaches to Corys. In a tank that big you most certainly could keep both Corys and loaches.
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    Now that jaysee mentions it. I too prefer loaches. Cories are great, but I've just fallen in love with my kuhliis and how they behave. Granted you'd probably do something other than kuhliis in a tank that big. Personally zebra loaches are probably my favorite though I've yet to keep them.
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