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by corywink
Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Corydoras fowleri not eating dry foods
Replies: 12
Views: 1761

Corydoras fowleri not eating dry foods

I recently acquired 6 WC C. fowleri, they are big 3-4", probably adults. They dwarf my biggest adult sterbai. This might be the reason they are not eating the dry foods. I've tried NLS pellets and earth worm flakes, they show absolutely no interest. The only thing they've eaten are cherry shrimps an...
by corywink
Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: The Amazing Duckweed Filter.
Replies: 39
Views: 16377

Re: The Amazing Duckweed Filter.

does anyone know what kind of duckweed is this? http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b83/xoddd/DSC00192.jpg Looks like what's commonly called frogbit. I use them in my tanks. They spread fast and I have to throw out handfuls during weekly water changes, but they are easy to control because of their la...
by corywink
Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Help sex my new cories
Replies: 6
Views: 587

Re: Help sex my new cories

1 definite female
3 definite males
1 possible female :?

great looking corys :thumbsup:
by corywink
Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:43 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: The Amazing Duckweed Filter.
Replies: 39
Views: 16377

Re: The Amazing Duckweed Filter.

I use frogbit instead, it's much larger than duckweed so you can control it no problem and it doesn't get stuck in your fitler or tank decorations.
by corywink
Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:33 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Corydoras reynoldsi Eggs
Replies: 29
Views: 2439

Re: Corydoras reynoldsi Eggs

congrats on the spawn :D
by corywink
Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:01 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: vid of my weitzmani spawning
Replies: 7
Views: 480

Re: vid of my weitzmani spawning

thanks all :D yeah the plants on the wood are anubias nana with a few micro/petite. The "mossy" type on the higher region of the wood is fissidens. The floating type with the long roots is frogbit. All easy no nonsense plants :razz: here's a pic of a day old fry with the yolk http://img.photobucket....
by corywink
Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:41 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: vid of my weitzmani spawning
Replies: 7
Views: 480

vid of my weitzmani spawning

Just wanted to share a vid of my recent weitzmani spawning activity. Didn't really have to do anything special, just had to move them to their own 20gal tank and they started spawning in the next 3 days. :D enjoy


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by corywink
Fri Apr 09, 2010 1:01 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Are the Corys DONE breeding, or AREN'T they???
Replies: 11
Views: 908

Re: Are the Corys DONE breeding, or AREN'T they???

from my experience, a cory spawning session lasts a few hours, it's ok to retrieve the eggs during the spawning session if you're afraid they will be eaten. They'll get scared for a few minutes but will resume spawning. I do this with my pandas because they are vigorous egg eaters! I recently spawne...
by corywink
Sun May 17, 2009 11:58 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: What to feed a Corydoras
Replies: 11
Views: 1143

Re: What to feed a Corydoras

My corys' staple food is NLS thera (garlic), I feed this every other day, the other days I feed HBH flakes, brime shrimp flakes, earthworm flakes and live white worms once a week. They go crazy for the live worms, they'll start digging and digging immediately. If your substrate isn't too thick, I th...
by corywink
Wed May 06, 2009 11:35 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: huge corys
Replies: 17
Views: 1056

Re: huge corys

5" even including the tail is huge!
by corywink
Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Using Alder cones
Replies: 11
Views: 10703

Re: Using Alder cones

Can someone tell me if these Oregon Red Alder cones can be used?

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by corywink
Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:38 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: grindle worms and white worms
Replies: 8
Views: 599

Re: grindle worms and white worms

Hi I dont have any problems with grindle worms at all as they are fed on hot baby cereal which puts a lot of vitamins into the worms,then into the fish,thats good for them to produce the eggs and good health, as for the white worm they are fed on white or brown bread that produces fat in the worms ...
by corywink
Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:44 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: grindle worms and white worms
Replies: 8
Views: 599

grindle worms and white worms

Are grindle worms high in fat content like whiteworms and therefore should be fed sparingly?
by corywink
Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: how to bring down tank temperature?
Replies: 12
Views: 1908

Re: how to bring down tank temperature?

They do make aquarium fans that attach to the top rim of your tank. They aren't very expensive if you don't want to DIY a computer fan. Rather then putting ice cubes into the tank, most people float a frozen bottle of water in their tanks. This process last longer then ice cubes and you don't have t...
by corywink
Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: cyclops eeze for cory fry?
Replies: 0
Views: 192

cyclops eeze for cory fry?

A friend gave me a bit of cyclops eeze to try, I think it's freeze dried cyclops meant for fry. Anyone try this for cory fry?
by corywink
Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: No Barbels
Replies: 9
Views: 1128

Re: No Barbels

I've also had problems with bare bottom tanks with barbel erosions aswell. I switched to a very fine gravel and thier barbels are all nice and long :D Aesthetically a fine gravel or sand is much more natural and your corys will enjoy digging in it. It doesn't need to be deep, mine is probably around...
by corywink
Sun Feb 22, 2009 1:29 am
Forum: For Sale (USA & Canada)
Topic: FS: 2 Large F Corydoras schwartzi Toronto
Replies: 0
Views: 690

FS: 2 Large F Corydoras schwartzi Toronto

Need to clear space for new corys. I have 2 female C schwartzi, they are large around 2" and are gravid, I don't have any males so never got a chance to breed them. Asking $5 for both, PM me if you're interested My location: http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=125+Greenwood+Av...
by corywink
Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: How to prepare earthworms?
Replies: 7
Views: 643

How to prepare earthworms?

I would like to try feeding earthworms from my backyard to my corydoras and would like to know how to safely prepare them for feed? How do you drain their "guts", do I need to cut them into tiny pieces so it fits in the cory's mouthes? They seem rubbery.