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    So I finally got some fish in my tank after around a month of cycling.

    I bought 3 peppered corys, and am going to add 3 more in a week or two.

    I researched the LFSs in Denver and went to the one that seems to be the best reviewed (though it's on the other side of town). So far after being home for an hour or two they are looking really active. One seemed to get pretty stressed out in the bag, but he has gotten over it.

    Anyway, are there any hints on taking care of Peppered Corys that I should know? For food I just got sinking shrimp pellets.

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    congrats on your corys
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    welcome aboard....congrats on successfully finishing your tank cycle and new fishes
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    Congrats on the new fish. Hope they have a good healthy life. Would love to see some pics if you can post them.
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    The corys will need more of a variety in their diet than just shrimp. They need some veggies, too. I would recommend Hikari sinking wafers or NLS water stable wafers. I prefer the NLS stuff myself.
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    Thanks guys.

    I tried to get a picture with my webcam but it doesn't go far enough. I'm just going to have to borrow a digital camera to get a picture of them. They seem to be sticking together so far, so maybe I'll be able to get all 3 in one shot.

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    Did you just add them to the tank? If so I would turn out the lights to reduce stress, till tomorrow. What I do is feed mine shrimp pellets in the morning and algae waffers at night. And on occasion they get cucumber. Very easy to take care of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm72
    The corys will need more of a variety in their diet than just shrimp. They need some veggies, too. I would recommend Hikari sinking wafers or NLS water stable wafers. I prefer the NLS stuff myself.
    Definately! We alternate feeding our corys Hikari Sinking Wafers, Algae Wafers, and shrimp pellets, and they just love them! Have fun with your corys . . . they're real characters.
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    So my Corys are acting kind of odd. They swim all over the tank not the bottom and one of them goes to the top of the tank and breathes air quite a bit. I don't have a bubbler yet, but only have 3 fish in there so didn't think it was really necessary. Is the cory that keeps going to the top a sign that I should put a bubbler in quickly or is that common behavior? They're moving around a lot and don't look to be stressed out other than that.

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    Mine does that too... I think its normal

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