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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #722

My experience with Flourite and Corys has been uniformly positive, although
this is limited to C. habrosus, C. sterbai, and C. hastatus. I mix Flourite
and "Natural colored" Aquarium gravel 1/2 and 1/2.

Brian Perkins
West Linn, OR
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> Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2000 09:28:05 -0700
> From: "Ellen O'Connell" <oconnell_wadeash at ix_netcom.com>
> Subject: Flourite and Corys
> I'm ready to set up a second tank and was going to try a flourite
> when there was a post on another list to the effect that it's not a good
> substrate for corys -- no barbels on many corys in tanks with it.  It
> to me there are probably more flourite users on this list than on general
> fish lists, and so I'm inquiring here.  Not only would there be corys in
> this tank, but pygmy corys.  Is flourite a problem and are there (commonly
> available) substrates that would be better for them?  Thanks for any info.
> Ellen O'Connell
> mailto:oconnell_wadeash at ix_netcom.com