Bottom-dwellers in 4 ft tank

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Bottom-dwellers in 4 ft tank

Postby cobden28 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:41 pm

My 4 ft tropical tank contains, as bottom-dwellers, one female bristlenose catfish and three young sterba corydoras. I definitely intend to add a male bristlie in a month or so, when I can find an adult one in my local fish shop, but would there be likely to be any quarrels amongst all these bottom-dwellers? The tank is fairly densley planted with plenty of hidey-holes if necessary and a flat, algae-covered rock.

Having read recently that cories like to live in shoals, would I need to consider getting more cories or is my small group of three adequate?
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Re: Bottom-dwellers in 4 ft tank

Postby Angel Fish » Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:45 am

I'd add at least another three Cories.
There shouldn't be any problems if you add a male Bristlie, foor feet gives them quite a bit of space to play in :D
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Re: Bottom-dwellers in 4 ft tank

Postby cobden28 » Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:56 am

Good. It's just that I don't want there to be any arguments about cave hidey-holes etc. Should I go for another three sterba cories?

The new additions will have to wait till next month now.
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Re: Bottom-dwellers in 4 ft tank

Postby Angel Fish » Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:01 am

I would. You'd be surprised at how more confident they are in a larger group :)
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Re: Bottom-dwellers in 4 ft tank

Postby cobden28 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:50 am

Can't go out looking for fish till mid-Jan at the earliest because I had a stroke at the beginning of December and am not allowed to drive for 6 weeks minimum. :(

I added three honey gourami and a young albino bristlie a week ago: I think it's a male :D as it has the beginnings of bristles on his head & face. :)
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Re: Bottom-dwellers in 4 ft tank

Postby Carylnz » Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:07 am

Sorry to hear about the stroke. If you are typing here though you must be recovering well.
Having added the other fish, it will be good to wait until mid Jan before adding more Sterbai anyway :wink:
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Re: Bottom-dwellers in 4 ft tank

Postby cousin it » Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:05 pm

Wishing you a speedy recovery.
You'd be surprised at how more confident they are in a larger group

Definately agree with this, my group of over 20 dominate their tank, I say over 20 as I have not done a full head count on them for a while and new ones keep apearing :rofl:
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