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You should be fine. I'm on a well and have really hard water ranging from 450 to 650 ppm (25 to 40 dGH). It's on the upper range of that level except for a couple of months in the spring during the snow melt and run off. I have kept neons for a full normal lifespan of 5 years or so. I know they'll never spawn, but otherwise they stay fully colored, eat well, and behave normally.

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Ok I’m rethinking the stocking.

no bottom dwellers except the shrimp no otos I can get netrite snails

how many Gertrude dwarf rainbows and beckford pencil fish could I get into the 45?

if I did get Pygmy cories how many of everyone?
 

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Ok I’m rethinking the stocking.

no bottom dwellers except the shrimp no otos I can get netrite snails

how many Gertrude dwarf rainbows and beckford pencil fish could I get into the 45?

if I did get Pygmy cories how many of everyone?
12 rainbows
12 pencilfish
10 cories

If you decide to skip the cories, I'd go with 15 to 18 of each of the other two.

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12 rainbows
12 pencilfish
10 cories

If you decide to skip the cories, I'd go with 15 to 18 of each of the other two.

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Are Pygmy cories worth getting?
 

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Are Pygmy cories worth getting?
I enjoyed them the couple times I had them, they were fun to watch. They're not something I enjoyed enough that I have to have them in my fish room all the time. I'm sure there are folks who consider them a staple that they have to have. It really depends on individual tastes.

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Remember pygmy corys are midwarer fish, not bottom dwellers
If you want something for the bottom I would go with C. Habrosus.
 

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And..

Aspidoras are more awesome than pygmy corys anyway.
 

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Aspis are more like regular corys, but pygmy sized, and super active.
 

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Aspidoras are more awesome than pygmy corys anyway.
Can you link me to a page for them? Can’t seem to find anything really. And if possible to a vendor selling them?
 
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