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    Default How may Corys does a school make?


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    Hello, I am new to cories and started off with just one just to see how he'd do with my other fish. I don't have a lot of tank space left, but would like to get him some friends. What is the minimum number of cories that would give Morris the feeling of a being in a school?

    Morris is a peppered cory, but I haven't been able to find other peppered cories. Would he school with other kinds of cories if I can't find more peppered ones?

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    The smallest school of Corys would be 3, they do better in groups of 5+.

    I have a tank that has 3 species of cory's in it and they don't seem to school together at all. Your lone guy may school with another type if you can find one thats very similar to him.

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    They may or may not school together; sometimes they do, other times they dont. Pepperred corys are usually easy to fing, so kepp your eyes open. %= corys would make a good school, but 3 would be okay.
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    I went for 5 when I got my Spotted Corys for my 20g long. They seem to be doing quite well together. I agree that 5 or more is the way to go if you can. I got a Juli cory mixed in with the others and he seems to hang out with the others most of the time. But maybe because I bought them all from the same tank at the store though.

    PetSmart usually carries Peppered corys if you have a store near you you might check there.
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    20g long - 8 Trigonostigma heteromorpha, 2 Corydoras brevirostris, 2 Corydoras agassizii, 1 Corydoras trilineatus named Julian

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    a good school is 10 and up, i had a school of 12 and they had a blast

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    I have 9 in a 55g, plan on getting about 3 more.

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    I keep about 5-6 together in my tanks - they mostly seem to stick to their own kind.

    What sized tank do you have?
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    Agreed with the above. 3 is okay but 5 is better. My different varieties don't school together at all.
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    1x 220 gallon, 2x55 gallon, 1x40 gallon long, 1x29 gallon, 1x20 gallon long, 1x5.5 gallon, 1x2 gallon
    Gouramis, barbs, rasboras, plecos, corys, tetras, fancy guppies, swordtails, ottos, rainbow shark, upside-down catfish, snails, and Max and Sparkles the bettas.

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    I have 3 and they are alright, I plan to get 1 or 2 more though.

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    I just wanted to add that yesterday I happened to be near the Petsmart where I got my peppered cory and got 5 more that are half his size (to save tank space) the little guys really like Morris and I think he likes them, too. I'm really glad I got them because they are fun to watch.

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