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Lone Cory wants more friends like him

Discussion in 'Corydoras' started by AlphinaNovaStar, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. AlphinaNovaStar

    AlphinaNovaStar Mostly New Member

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    My Lone Cory is the only catfish in my tank for too long. I have a 55 gallon tank with other fish like guppies. I do not know how many guppies I have but probably about half a dozen adults and a dozen or so fry.
    Back to the Cory problem. I got him at a pet store at a mall maybe last year but that pet store closed down. I am planning and hoping to get to petsmart while they are having a mega sale so I can get a proper filter. I was wondering if it is okay to get younger cory catfish to be buddies with my Cory? Or would the age difference be too bad?


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    fluttermoth The current Mrs Treguard ;)
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    Corydoras are very peaceful and love company. You can add young ones and your older cory won't hurt them in any way :)

    Cories would eat eggs, or very tiny fry, but they'll already be bigger than that by time they get into the shop :)
     
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    Would they join in and eat my guppy fry?


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    fluttermoth The current Mrs Treguard ;)
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    No, guppy fry are far too active and good at swimming to get eaten by a corydoras.
     
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    I still have not gotten Cory any corydora catfish friends. I thought of it today but decided to put it off once again.
    When I can get more catfish, does it matter if the new younger cories are not the same type as Cory? How many cories do you recommend me getting? It is a 55 gallon tank with guppies and platies. Also how long should I wait till I get them since I did just get some platies?


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    Corys are schooling fish so a group of at least 6 is ideal, which is more then ok in a 55 gallon. No they don't need to be the same type. I currently have 7 with 5 being different types and everyone gets along quite well.
     

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