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Soil and Corys

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  1. Paraguay

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    I intend to rescape my aqua one 980 up again in the next few weeks, I will be asking for views on that later, but my small group of Bronze Cory's I would like to put in out of the Clearsil sand substrate tank on the landing. In tn the new set up Tropica soil was going to be used at the back. Anyone experience of Cory's and successfully having soil?
     
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    I believe sand is mainly used as their Barbel's can wear down when searching for food in a gravel or a similar substrate. A very fine gravel "might" be able to used. That poses the question what is sand, is it an ultra fine gravel?

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    Thanks Keith at moment they have a substrate of a Pets at Home brand looks like same texture of plays and or similar and I really don't want to risk them on a course gravel and the soil have read that they will disturb, I might just leave them for now. They have been happy in there for a while
     
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    Just keep a very good eye on them especially at feeding time and take note of their Barbels.
    Take a few Macro photos now so you can compare their Barbels.

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    Paraguay, if you ever have seen how happy Corys are in sand,
    diving in the sand sometimes half of the head after a tubifex worm or whatever - you will never again refuse this pleasure to them.
    Please give them at least an area, where they can "bath" in the sand.
    My suggestion:
    Try it with a flat dish of sand in the tank , and the corys will convince you immediately, what they really love and where they don't have to be careful.
     
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    That is an excellent idea.

    I have seen where a Shrimp breeder has made small square glass dishes where he feeds the shrimps it has two purposes he can watch them feeding plus it keeps his tank a lot cleaner as the fine foods do not get lost in the plants.

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    I have had the Cory's several years and they were originally in a tank with plays and in the Clearsil now with some tetras from the aqua one all sand substrate in there. They won't go back to the aqua one 980 as I intend partial soil in there. A piece of flat slate slightly buried in substrate also is a good feeding method They certainly are a favourite fish of mine
     
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    Sounds like your Cory's should be happy just keep an eye on them especially at feeding time.

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    Just thought I would show you cory tank update. As we were having new carpet the Cory's with my glowlight teras and and black neons were moved into a smaller tank as the clearciĺ was moved so for the time being the tank is back in greenhouse. The new smaller aquarium set up as sand base and I fixed a bit of my java moss and fern to wood to give it a natural look 20200125_134335. 20200125_134352.
     
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    Are you going to add any more plants as it looks rather bare or let the tank establish it's self with what you already have.

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    Was intending to put any trimmed stems and small vallis off runners in but in the long term these fish will be back on landing in the clearacil bigger tank. The plants on wood will go in that and probably go for a rooted maybe vallis or amazon sword /s to replicate ,it cant be true boiotope correct but give it the effect. It will be all sand substrate so will root tablets .
     
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