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Okay so I have a little female baby betta right now, she’s really cool you know she’s in a 1.5 gallon with some fake plants, a heater, no filter since it was all a bit too strong for her. But we do frequent water changes. Anyway I usually have a bunch of corys in my adult male betta tank. I have one right now who has no eyes, and I’m worried that my betta who’s usually cool is taking advantage of this. I’d like to move him with my baby, I don’t really see how this little blind Corry could be much of a threat. Would they be okay together? Could I keep him in the tank without a filter? I do frequent water changes.... or should I add a light filter for the both of them?
 

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They need a larger tank, at least 5 gallons and a sponge filter.
 

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Even if the tank was big enough, moving just one cory is not a good idea. They are shoaling fish and need to be in a group. Fish communicate by chemical signals so the blind cory would be aware it was alone and become stressed.
 
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Even if the tank was big enough, moving just one cory is not a good idea. They are shoaling fish and need to be in a group. Fish communicate by chemical signals so the blind cory would be aware it was alone and become stressed.
Could I maybe move 2 in there? One my my chill ones? Or would that be too much for the betta?
 

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1.5 gallons is far too small for any cories. It is really too small for a betta as they should be kept in tanks at least 2.5 gallons, but the small female should be OK in there with plenty water changes.

2 cories is not enough either. There needs be at least 6 of them. But not in a 1.5 gallon tank.
 
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