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    Default Wondering if my Pgmy cories are happy with their small school size.


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    Hello,
    I have 4 pygmy cories in a planted 10 gallon. I'm wonder what signs I could look for to tell if there happy/ not stressed out.
    They seem very happy, but I'm not too sure what to look for.
    It seems like they spend quite a bit of time not schooling, and going out on there own and scavenging around.
    I'm thinking this is a sign that they are happy/ content and not stressing out, but I'm looking for some advice on what to look for.
    I know it's recommend to have a little bigger school size, but If they are doing well I'd rather not add any more.

    Also, any ideas/ recommendations on what I might add next would be cool to here. Thanks.
    Would may like to add another honey gourami, but I know that might not be the best idea in a 10 gallon, it is pretty heavily planted though.

    Tank mates: 2 endlers, 1 honey gold gourami, and some shrimp (all the fish are relatively new, so I haven't quite gotten a feel for their patterns/ personalities yet) And don't worry, I cycled with a betta for a few months before adding the new fish slowly.

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    Oh I should mention the betta is no longer in the tank.

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    The only time fish will perform a tight shoal, in low numbers, is if there is perceived danger. Shoaling fish will spread out so that they do not compete with one another for resources.

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    Which pygmy corys do you have?
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    Which pygmy corys do you have?
    I have tail spot (hastatus) cories.

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    I have 6 of those in my 10G...they'll stick together in small groups some of the time, but mostly just go on their own way....you should get a couple more, 6 is the minimum number for most corys for them to thrive, they're a social fish
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksor View Post
    The only time fish will perform a tight shoal, in low numbers, is if there is perceived danger. Shoaling fish will spread out so that they do not compete with one another for resources.
    Oh ok, So would they probably shoal I little more (without perceived danger) if I added a couple/ few more?

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    Chances are they will still spread out. Some may get closer to each simply because there is more fish in the tank.

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    I have 6 of those in my 10G...they'll stick together in small groups some of the time, but mostly just go on their own way....you should get a couple more, 6 is the minimum number for most corys for them to thrive, they're a social fish
    Yeah. I was thinking I should add a couple more. I was trying to go off of research at first for stocking, but it didn't work out so well with so many different opinions.
    So lately I've been using auadvisor (if you've heard of it). It lets you plug in your tank size and types of fish you want to stock and gives you water change/ temp recomedations and also gives warning if fish are not compatible. It seems like it does a pretty good job.
    If I put 3 pygmy cories it gives a warning, but if I put 4 it does not give a warning. I know it would be best to add a couple more though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daniel2222 View Post
    Yeah. I was thinking I should add a couple more. I was trying to go off of research at first for stocking, but it didn't work out so well with so many different opinions.
    So lately I've been using auadvisor (if you've heard of it). It lets you plug in your tank size and types of fish you want to stock and gives you water change/ temp recomedations and also gives warning if fish are not compatible. It seems like it does a pretty good job.
    If I put 3 pygmy cories it gives a warning, but if I put 4 it does not give a warning. I know it would be best to add a couple more though.
    I know its not the same but some of them seem to like to hang out with my 2 endlers sometimes.

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