09-20-2012, 01:31 AM #1
i want to get some bronzes and all i have is aquarium gravel, how much of a real danger is it? and if it is bad, i have a bunch of river slate that i can line ontop of the gravel and a fake 9x9 square of grass."Err? Are you going to continue letting your dog in your aquarium? That could end very badly with cories" - talldutchie
"Dang and i was worried about cats in my tank...." - genocidex
"Hahahahah, I meant Dg, dwarf gourami." - Shootemz
09-20-2012, 01:26 PM #2
They will be fine with the gravel. Plenty of users here have their cory's w/ a gravel substrate.
09-20-2012, 01:31 PM #3
I have cories with gravel - they have no problems getting food & foraging around.46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
5 gal QT
Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in
09-20-2012, 01:40 PM #4
While gravel is certainly more abrasive than finer substrates, the data suggests that barbel erosion has been inconsistent between different tanks using the same type of gravel. In fact, there has been evidence showing that poor water quality and substrate maintenance is the catalyst for barbels being worn off.
09-20-2012, 05:43 PM #5
09-20-2012, 07:15 PM #6
0Originally Posted by Aeonflame
Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.
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09-21-2012, 02:00 AM #7
Smooth gravel is completely fine for cories, however, if your
Gravel is large grained then food will settle through out of the cory's
Reach. A food tray for reptiles can prove useful in such a situation.