Thread: Corydorus Catfish: A Primer
12-19-2010, 05:04 AM #31
Terrific article! Thanks Dave.
I'm new here and new to keeping fish, but I have three trilineatus (thought they were julii until you got me to look into it a bit more). I'd like to add to this thread that I almost made a huge mistake today. Someone had recommended to me that aquarium salt can be good for fish so I bought some when I was out earlier. Luckily I did some research before I put it in, and learned what I'm sure most of you know: that salt can be extremely harmful to corys.
Anyway, thanks again for all your hard work.
03-13-2012, 08:32 PM #32
I have two salt-and-pepper cories, one julii (I think), and three pygmaeus. They're SO CUTE!I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
29 sw: Damsel, shrimpgoby, pistol shrimp, waspfish
65 fw: Rummies, glowlight tetras, pencilfish, darters, ottos, f betta, goby, dwarf gourami, ninjas
29 fw: Chili rasboras, pygmy cories, P. Gertrudae
05-24-2012, 10:39 AM #33
This is brilliant! I had to run over to my tank after reading the Three-Line Cory section... Now I'm convinced that was I thought were Julii Cories are actually Three-Lines!
07-01-2012, 05:43 AM #34
Great... This article is just what I needed to read to help me prepare my aquarium for my school of Albino Cory.
-Robert P. Lewis
02-04-2013, 06:09 PM #35
Thanks for the info, Dave.
I have three (false?) Julii, one bigger than the others, in my 55 gal tank. I bought what I thought were the same corys but they turned out to be Serbai corys and I think these get bigger than the others. Not sure I want a 2.5-3" size cory in my aquarium. Will they intimidate the 2" corys? Take all the food? The LFS says I can exchange for the smaller version if I want, but I've gotten to kind of like these. They are pretty timid in the quarantine tank, though. They stay together all the time. Are you familiar with them?
I would also get at least two more false Julii to have a total of 7. Does this seem ok? I also have 3 Otos and would like to get about 3 more.....and I bought two more Kuhli loaches to have a total of 5 in the 55 gal. Is this too many bottom/scavenger feeders?
02-04-2013, 06:15 PM #36
sally, please start your own thread to ask your questions. Stickies are there for information, not for asking questions. Besides, Dave has not been on in nearly a year.
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