Corydoras

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I adore cories, but I worry about how many can fit in a tank. I know that the 1 inch of fish per gallon rule is usually for beginners, and that overstocking can sometimes work just fine (example: 75 neon tetras in 75 gallons). How many cories is optimal, and what would be the best tank size?
 

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Cories need to be in a group of at least 6. The dwarf species (pygmy, habrosus and hastatus) need at least 10. They can be kept in a mixed group but there must be at least 4 of each species within the group.

As for tank size, a shoal of the dwarf cories can be kept in a tank with a footprint of 60 x 30 cm (24 x 12 inches) while the larger species need 80 x 30 cm (32 x 12 inches). Cories also need a sand substrate, and they need to be fed on sinking, meat/fish based pellets (a lot of people think they are algae eaters, which they aren't; and can live on left over food, which they can't)
 
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What would be the best size/gallon tank for 5 peppered, 5 juili, 5 green, and 5 albino cories?
 

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