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    Default Corydoras catfish, How many is the correct amount?

    Might be a silly question. I just wanted to ask - is there a correct amount of corydoras for a Discus tank?
    Is there a Number pre every hundred gallons? Or possibly so many cory's vs so many Discus?
    Just don't want to buy to many for my 400G tank.

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    Default Re: Corydoras catfish, How many is the correct amount?

    Sorry... forgot everything you said once you said, "... for my 400 gallon tank..." ...

    HELL YEAH! Dear God, pics please!

    Regarding cories.... which type? And you have a wide range for quantity with that much space. Just remember to maybe lean towards warmer water cories. I like smaller ones because they can get in even tighter spaces for missed food.
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    Default Re: Corydoras catfish, How many is the correct amount?

    Also curious since I am looking at getting some corys as well.
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    Default Re: Corydoras catfish, How many is the correct amount?

    Minimum of 6 and then 1 per 10 gallons for 55 - 125 gallon tanks would be my thoughts. No clue for a 400-gallon tank.

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    Default Re: Corydoras catfish, How many is the correct amount?

    I keep 3 dozen C. sterbai in a 110-gal tank, which has a relatively small footprint (48" X 18"), and they're doing fine in there.
    At my age, everything is irritating.

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    Default Re: Corydoras catfish, How many is the correct amount?

    Quote Originally Posted by Willie View Post
    I keep 3 dozen C. sterbai in a 110-gal tank, which has a relatively small footprint (48" X 18"), and they're doing fine in there.
    Willie, If you're breeding them and ship I'd love to buy a dozen little guys from you.
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    Default Re: Corydoras catfish, How many is the correct amount?

    Are there recommended types of Cory's for Discus tanks? As for Numbers - Maybe 40, one for every 10G?

    Quote Originally Posted by pastry View Post
    Sorry... forgot everything you said once you said, "... for my 400 gallon tank..." ...

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    Default Re: Corydoras catfish, How many is the correct amount?

    Are you serious? 40 for every 10 gal?
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    Default Re: Corydoras catfish, How many is the correct amount?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arkangel77 View Post
    As for Numbers - Maybe 40, one for every 10G?

    One per every 10G...

    PS - Ignore the old stocking - tank is 8 foot wide X 3 foot deep & 30 " tall
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    Default Re: Corydoras catfish, How many is the correct amount?

    Quote Originally Posted by LizStreithorst View Post
    Willie, If you're breeding them and ship I'd love to buy a dozen little guys from you.
    With all the water changes and beefheart, these guys spawn a lot. But there's no way to pull eggs from a tank ~30" deep.
    At my age, everything is irritating.

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    Default Re: Corydoras catfish, How many is the correct amount?

    Quote Originally Posted by LizStreithorst View Post
    Willie, If you're breeding them and ship I'd love to buy a dozen little guys from you.
    Same. I would love to buy some if you are selling Willie!
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