[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
Re: Flourite as a substrate for Corydoras catfish?
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: Flourite as a substrate for Corydoras catfish?
- From: Dave Millman <dave at tactics_com>
- Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 13:16:22 -0700
- Cc: ctrine at andrews_edu
- In-reply-to: <200304281043.h3SAhs7C006224@otter.actwin.com>
At 03:43 AM 4/28/2003, Cheryl Trine wrote:
All the advice I have read about keeping Cory cats indicates that the
gravel substrate should be rounded so that they won't wear their barbels
down to nubs. After I washed my flourite with bare hands, they felt
rather rough and scraped up, so I am wondering if this is an appropriate
substrate for a planted tank with cory catfish.
Flourite is fine. The stuff you don't want would have left lots of
punctures and cuts on your skin-some gravels have glassy and other sharp
stuff in them. Flourite is actually pretty soft.
For proof, dump enough grindle worms in the tank that a bunch make it to
the Flourite. You'll see your corys dig around and nail every one, even if
it takes hours. This is a daily show in my tank.