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by corywink
Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:11 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Spawning cories
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: Spawning cories

Bronze corys (Corydoras aeneus) are often called "Green cory" around here.
by corywink
Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:45 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: forked barbel
Replies: 2
Views: 375

Re: forked barbel

I'm pretty sure in this case, it's genetic. I've had him for several years and it was always like this. My substrate is fine, since all my corys have long barbels, as you can see from this cory's barbels.
by corywink
Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:17 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: forked barbel
Replies: 2
Views: 375

forked barbel

just wanted to share a pic of one of my male panda corydoras with a very cool forked barbel. It would be even cooler if 4 of his long barbels were forked, would look like a bushynose cory :lol:

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by corywink
Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:15 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: freshwater fairy shrimps for fry?
Replies: 0
Views: 290

freshwater fairy shrimps for fry?

I recently found an ebay listing, I am not the seller, for freshwater fairy shrimp eggs. These are similar to brine shrimp but much easier to hatch, supposedly you just drop them intowater and wait a day for them to hatch, no airpump or salt needed. Anyone try this to feed cory fry? Here's the link ...
by corywink
Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:37 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: My Shrimp Only Tank - Cherry and CRS
Replies: 68
Views: 15519

Re: My Shrimp Only Tank - Cherry and CRS

great tank, gives me inspiration to start a mossy shrimp tank :D can you tell me what moss you used for the moss tank?
by corywink
Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:09 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: garden slugs as fish food?
Replies: 10
Views: 5670

garden slugs as fish food?

I've got a lot of slugs in my garden eating my veggies, just wondering if I can feed them to my cory cats? i hear they are high in protein like earthworms :P
by corywink
Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Cory ID
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Re: Cory ID

I bought them as "whitefin" corydoras if that helps. I don't think they are C. agassizii, the cory is not as pale as the pic shows but it's not as colourful as C. agassizii.
by corywink
Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:24 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Cory ID
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Cory ID

Can someone help me identify this corydoras? thanks

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by corywink
Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:29 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Should I be concerned?
Replies: 2
Views: 382

Re: Should I be concerned?

if you didn't mix up your nitrate and nitrite readings, then you should be concerned. A cycled tank should have zero nitrite readings and some nitrate reading. The nitrogen cycle is ammonia -> nitrite -> nitrate
by corywink
Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:10 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: snail eaters
Replies: 9
Views: 4086

Re: snail eaters

interesting, when I tore down my planted tank, that had plenty of snails, and switched to a mix cory tank, the snails eventually disappeared. I always assumed it was because of the corys efficiancy in eating all the food and therefore no leftovers for the snails.
by corywink
Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:40 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: did I spawn C. habrosus?
Replies: 10
Views: 1176

Re: did I spawn C. habrosus?

nerite eggs are quite different then cory eggs. I had nerites and they would lay eggs all over, I've also spawned a few corys. Nerite eggs have a hard shell, cory eggs are "softer"
by corywink
Sat Jul 19, 2008 10:30 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Carib Sea Fine Marine white sand
Replies: 5
Views: 989

Re: Carib Sea Fine Marine white sand

I read silica sand was a sharp substrate so not appropriate for corys. Have you guys been using silica sand without problems?
by corywink
Sat Jul 19, 2008 4:48 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Carib Sea Fine Marine white sand
Replies: 5
Views: 989

Carib Sea Fine Marine white sand

I was looking for some fine white sand at the LFS and the only one they carried was Carib Sea Marine fine white sand. The bag says it's for freshwater aswell since it's not supposed to alter ph, but is this safe for corys? Any one use this for their corys?
by corywink
Sat Jul 19, 2008 4:45 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: epsom salt
Replies: 4
Views: 1291

Re: epsom salt

yeah I was just going to use a small amount, so I guess it's safe. Thanks
by corywink
Fri Jul 18, 2008 2:34 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: epsom salt
Replies: 4
Views: 1291

epsom salt

Is epsom salt(magnesium sulfate) safe to use on corydoras? I need the magnesium to fertilize my plants. I know it's not safe to use salt on corys but not sure if this applies to epsom salt.
by corywink
Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Lone Pandy Cory Fry
Replies: 15
Views: 1155

Re: Lone Pandy Cory Fry

I have a related question, I'm raising 2 panda fry in a floating container, they are a little over 1 cm and are just starting to show their panda markings, when should I release it into the main tank with the other pandas and corys? no problems with other tank inhabitants since it's a cory tank with...
by corywink
Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Pygmy Cories
Replies: 8
Views: 827

Re: Pygmy Cories

Shrimp love breakfast with egg :wink: I raise hundreds of shrimp along side my Corydoras habrosus and C. hastatus. They don't touch the Corydoras eggs. I started off with 10 each of the Corys about 8 months ago and spawn raise them in permanent 20 gal longs which they share with shrimp. Now I have ...
by corywink
Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Pygmy Cories
Replies: 8
Views: 827

Re: Pygmy Cories

When I had a pair of Blue rams in my 35 gal mixed cory tank, I would have to move the corys into their own tank if I wanted to breed them. When the rams died, the corys started breeding in their 35 gal, including my pygmy corys.
by corywink
Sat Jun 28, 2008 6:42 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Snub nose panadas?
Replies: 5
Views: 675

Re: Snub nose panadas?

I think I know what you mean and I've got one female snub nose in my panda school.
by corywink
Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:05 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: how old are your corys
Replies: 15
Views: 1975

I've got a pair of trilineatus that is close to 10 years old and still looking healthy. From my understanding most cories have a lifespan of 10-15 years.