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PostPosted: 2007.01.05(Fri)11:18    Post subject: Cory Barbels Reply with quote

I read in a book yesterday that if corys lose there barbels they can't find their food. I will have pea gravel for substrate. Is this okay?
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PostPosted: 2007.01.05(Fri)11:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

As long as it's pea gravel that's not been treated with anything it should be fine. If you are buying it from a fish store specifically for fish tanks then no problem. If you are going to a garden supply/hardware store, etc. then just make sure that no chemicals have been used on it and that nothing has been added to it as 'extras'.
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PostPosted: 2007.01.06(Sat)19:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

What if the corys barbels where off from digging around a lot? Is that possible?
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PostPosted: 2007.01.06(Sat)21:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not if they are digging around in pea gravel.
They will lose their barbels if the water quality is not good.
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PostPosted: 2007.01.07(Sun)10:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

Water quality, is that if its not what they prefer?
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PostPosted: 2007.01.07(Sun)12:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

That, and its also if the ammonia/nitrates levels are to high.
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PostPosted: 2007.01.07(Sun)17:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, thanks for answering my questions.
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