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« on: September 28, 2008, 01:31:12 PM »

They are schooling fish right? So what would be the smallest tank a school of 6 WCs would be comfortable in? Do they have any special care requirements?

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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2008, 01:41:04 PM »

a 10 gallon would be the smallest a school of six would be comfortable in.  White clouds don't need a heater, but I would get one anyway......  depends how cold it gets where you are.
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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2008, 01:48:21 PM »

Non heated tanks in my house stay about 76-78 with the lights off and 78-80 with the lights on.

Could I have some sort of bottom strata creatures in there too?

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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2008, 01:57:16 PM »

Applesnails or shrimps.

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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2008, 09:01:46 PM »

3 Panda Corydoras would be good bottom strata company for your White Clouds in your 10 gal.  If it's a planted aquarium, some Ghost Shrimp can also join the community.
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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2008, 11:13:02 PM »

I would not put Cory cats in a ten myself. Too small.
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« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2008, 03:42:21 PM »

I would not put Cory cats in a ten myself. Too small.

Actually, I have 3 Panda Cories in a 10 gal. (by coincidence, with some White Cloud Mtn. Minnows).  The Panda's are small species of Cories, and so they are doing just fine in that size tank.  They are active and healthy.  If I had more Cories, then I would want a larger aquarium.  For that matter, if I had a larger aquarium, I would want more Cories, LOL! 
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« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2008, 03:51:28 PM »

I used to keep 3 cories in my 10 gallon QT to keep it cycled.  After awhile I got them friends and moved them into my main tank.  Now from experience I can tell you that they are DEFINATELY schooling fish and you will not see healthy behavior from them until you have at least 6. 

They may survive, but after seeing how they thrive in a proper school in a proper space, you won't want to keep them in a 10 gallon.  They are a most amazing fish, but you will unfortunately not fully experience them unless you have a proper school.
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« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2008, 03:57:47 PM »

Second Leezard's motion.  Three is not a school, period.  Six may or may not be, but at least it stands a chance.  For schoolers, more is better.
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« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2008, 04:44:44 PM »

I don't keep panda's but from the reports of others they are indeed a smaller species. Maura in fact keeps half a dozen in a 10... I think.

Maybe she'll have input too.

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