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by corywink
Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:19 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: What Do you Feed Your Cory Fry after Hatching?
Replies: 4
Views: 652

Re: What Do you Feed Your Cory Fry after Hatching?

after hatching, they will not feed for a few days till they absorb their yolk sacks. for multiple egg layers like bronze, peppered, sterbai etc..., I start off with microworms and then feed small grindel worms when they are big enough (around 1week) for single egg layers (pandas, duplicareus, weitzm...
by corywink
Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:29 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: corydoras and gravel/sand
Replies: 44
Views: 26629

Re: corydoras and gravel/sand

if you keep the sand depth at ~1cm, you don't really need to clean it, the corys sifting will keep the sand healthy.
by corywink
Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: anyone try this sand?
Replies: 1
Views: 399

anyone try this sand?

Anyone try Estes Aqua Sand - Black? Would like to know if it's safe for corys

http://www.bigalspets.ca/aqua-sand-black-5-lb.html
by corywink
Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Best Corydoras Foods
Replies: 23
Views: 6818

Re: Best Corydoras Foods

my corys and other fish get New Life Spectrum thera pellet foods as their staple. I aslo feed live grindal/white worms fed on instand oatmeal. They go crazy for the live worms, digging their snouts deep in the sand :d IF you intend on starting a live grindal/white worm culture, look up how to cultur...
by corywink
Sun May 20, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Otocinclus attacking pepper cats
Replies: 3
Views: 585

Re: Otocinclus attacking pepper cats

yep, my otos try to suck the body slime off my corys but only during feeding time. Fortunately the corys will shake them off so I'm not too worried. If the otos stay on for some time, you should remove them.
by corywink
Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Cory and smooth gravel bottom?
Replies: 5
Views: 768

Re: Cory and smooth gravel bottom?

Is it a mature tank/filter? if it is you shouldn't have problems with ammonia. I'll be doing a major change of tanks soon (moving substrate, fish and decorations to a newer tank) and here's my plan. 1) get a spare tank or any type of temporary container 2) fill this spare tank/container with water f...
by corywink
Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: My Green Laser Cory CW009
Replies: 14
Views: 6087

Re: My Green Laser Cory CW009

If that is your whole group, there doesn't seem like a fat plump female. Feed them heavily on FBW and especially live worms (white or black). Need to get the females nice and fat first \:d/
by corywink
Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: odd duplicareus fry
Replies: 2
Views: 494

odd duplicareus fry

Collected 3 eggs from my mix cory tank a few months ago while doing maintenance. Not sure which corys they were until they developed their markings. upto this stage, it looks like a duplicareus fry: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v474/vf1a/duplifry2.jpg but after further maturity, something odd, ...
by corywink
Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:06 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: S. kronei Spawning Video
Replies: 20
Views: 1598

Re: S. kronei Spawning Video

awesome, those are really nice looking males. Do they require cool water like barbatus?
by corywink
Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:35 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Corydoras fowleri not eating dry foods
Replies: 12
Views: 1651

Re: Corydoras fowleri not eating dry foods

Their first spawning resulted in all infertile eggs. Their second time, there were fertile eggs and they hatched a few days ago. For such big corys, their fry are similar in size to other multi egg layers (sterbai, bronze etc..) Here's a pic of a fry, the plant is a piece of taiwan moss. http://img....
by corywink
Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:30 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Are long / saddle nosed Corys Agressive
Replies: 4
Views: 731

Re: Are long / saddle nosed Corys Agressive

I've not witnessed any agression from my fowleri even during spawning. I do see one of the males chase the female weitzmani on occasion though, but nothing serious
by corywink
Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Corydoras fowleri not eating dry foods
Replies: 12
Views: 1651

Re: Corydoras fowleri not eating dry foods

A question for the cory experts, can someone tell me if these are fowleri/coriate or semiaquilus? My amateur eyes think they are not semiaquilus because they don't have as much black markings? These also came from a Peru exporter and were listed as Huanta.
by corywink
Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:54 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Corydoras fowleri not eating dry foods
Replies: 12
Views: 1651

Re: Corydoras fowleri not eating dry foods

Couldn't get them to accept any dry food, so I decided to move them out of my 30gal mixed cory tank and into their own 20gal tank for easier feeding. After 3 weeks of feeding heavily on white worms, fbw and cherry shrimps, they decided to spawn :YMPARTY:
by corywink
Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Corydora Adolfoi or false prophet?
Replies: 6
Views: 710

Re: Corydora Adolfoi or false prophet?

with the thicker black band on the back, they are duplicareus. Are adolphoi considered rarer? because I prefer duplicareus over adolphoi :-p
by corywink
Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Please help my Corys keep dieing
Replies: 16
Views: 2129

Re: Please help my Corys keep dieing

An alternative to sand is very fine gravel, grain sizes around 1mm. This is what I use in my cory tanks, and I've experienced no barbel loss, the corys can dig in it and it's heavier than sand so not as messy.
by corywink
Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Dead Cory and Ghost Shrimp, No Changes Made Recently
Replies: 14
Views: 2589

Re: Dead Cory and Ghost Shrimp, No Changes Made Recently

When you clean your filter media, do you use tap water or tank water?
by corywink
Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:05 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Eventually bred C.zygatus
Replies: 13
Views: 1490

Re: Eventually bred C.zygatus

Wonderful congrats (*)
by corywink
Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:18 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: A little adventure on a local stream..
Replies: 27
Views: 1959

Re: A little adventure on a local stream..

Awesome pics, yes please share more pics of the Schleromystax barbatus :d . Did you catch any other corys?
by corywink
Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:17 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Corydoras fowleri not eating dry foods
Replies: 12
Views: 1651

Re: Corydoras fowleri not eating dry foods

Thanks for the suggestions, problem is they didn't even take the frozen bloodworms that I gave them. Atleast with the frozen bloodworms they sucked it into their mouths but out they went through their gill plates @-) Guess I'll fatten them up with whiteworms/cherry shrimps then try the starving meth...