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by corywink
Tue May 29, 2007 11:04 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: pygmy cory fry
Replies: 3
Views: 869

k thanks, I'll add a bunch of java moss into their little box
by corywink
Mon May 28, 2007 12:31 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: pygmy cory fry
Replies: 3
Views: 869

pygmy cory fry

Hi,
I just collected a few pygmy cory fry from my main tank. Can pygmy fry take microworms as their first food or can they only handle infusoria? thanks
by corywink
Mon May 28, 2007 12:30 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Corydoras Weitzmani's Just Spawned!! Now What....LOL
Replies: 7
Views: 1178

oops

sorry wrong thread, but congrats on the weitzmani spawn!
by corywink
Tue May 08, 2007 8:25 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Tips for moving fry?
Replies: 7
Views: 716

Tips for moving fry?

Any tips on catching fry? I need to move some larger panda fry, that have started to eat dried foods, out of the breeding box and move them into their own tank.
by corywink
Sat May 05, 2007 6:46 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: removing eggs immediately?
Replies: 7
Views: 897

removing eggs immediately?

Hi,
My pandas have been spawning vigorously every other day, always at around 10pm. While one female is depositing eggs in the java ferns, the other females go egg hunting. Is it ok to remove the eggs immediately after they've been laid?
by corywink
Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:49 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: question about bbs
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Did you soak your decapsulated brine shrimp cysts in fresh water? That will soften them up whereas a brine solution tends to leave them intact. I have tried the dbbsc myself and my Cory fry did not always seem to recognize them as food. They began accepting them better when I fed them cysts with a ...
by corywink
Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:43 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: question about bbs
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Can someone tell me, after soaking the decapsulated brine shrimp eggs, are they supposed to soften up? Mine stay hard no matter how long I soaked them. :?:
by corywink
Sat Mar 03, 2007 3:46 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: question about bbs
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Right now I'm raising some sterbai fry, and once I've freed up a tank I'll try to spawn my pandas. I've been trying to feed decapsulated brine shrimp eggs, but the fry treat them like sand, in it goes and out it goes through their gill plate. That's why I want to give the hatchable ones a try. Do yo...
by corywink
Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:42 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: question about bbs
Replies: 6
Views: 709

question about bbs

When the baby brine shrimps hatch, do they swim all over the tank? If so how do you feed them to cory fry since they stay at the bottom of the tank?
by corywink
Fri Jan 19, 2007 9:45 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: My 30gal cory tank
Replies: 3
Views: 928

My 30gal cory tank

Hi, Just want to share some pics of my 30gal mixed cory tank. I've had community tanks in the past but enjoyed the corys the most, so I decided to set up a tank just for them :D Residents are: 2 bronze 9 pandas 4 metae 4 melini 16 pygmeaus 12 sterbai 7 duplicareus 6 habrosus 6 schwartzi 3 elegans 2 ...
by corywink
Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:11 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: starving fry?
Replies: 4
Views: 501

yeah I read it, I'm not dealing with newly hatched fry that have just become free swimming, these guys are a few weeks old and are big enough to eat tiny white worms. I'm trying to switch them over to dried foods but they show no interest.
by corywink
Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:50 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: starving fry?
Replies: 4
Views: 501

starving fry?

New to breeding and raising fry. I have 5 sterbai fry from the first spawing that is about 1 cm big, they look healthy enough but they will only eat microworms and whiteworms. I'm trying to switch them over to dried foods such as decapsulated brine shrimp eggs, but they show no interest. Is it safe ...
by corywink
Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:34 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: leaving adults in breeding tank?
Replies: 1
Views: 445

leaving adults in breeding tank?

I moved my breeding sterbai trio (1 female and 2 males) to a barebottom 10gal tank to spawn. And they spawned the next day, only around 25 eggs though (only 4 days between their last spawning). I would like to leave the adults in this tank for more eggs, but afraid the they will eat their fry. Do I ...
by corywink
Thu Dec 21, 2006 8:12 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: decapsulated brine shrimp eggs
Replies: 7
Views: 1094

Thanks, I'll pick some up
by corywink
Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:15 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: temp drop question
Replies: 9
Views: 1140

She spawned again, about a week later from the last time. I did not do a cooler water change to initiate this spawning, temp was steady at 75F (24C), guess once they start, a cooler water change is not necessary to trigger them. This time I was able to collect around 30 eggs. Another reason to move ...
by corywink
Wed Dec 20, 2006 3:34 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: decapsulated brine shrimp eggs
Replies: 7
Views: 1094

decapsulated brine shrimp eggs

Anyone feed decapsulated brine shrimp eggs to their cory fry? Will 1 week old fry be able to eat these eggs? I have some 1 week old sterbai fry and I'm feeding microworms and powered flake, would like to add some baby brine shrimp but don't want to bother hatching them.
by corywink
Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:56 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: temp drop question
Replies: 9
Views: 1140

Very new to breeding corys, this will be my second spawning, first being the bronze. I only managed to retrieve around 15 eggs and 5 were infertile. The rest still haven't hatched yet but they are an amber colour so I'm hopeful that they will hatch tommorrow. Yeah I need to move them over to their o...
by corywink
Sat Dec 09, 2006 7:23 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: temp drop question
Replies: 9
Views: 1140

Yes I was trying to induce the corys to spawn and it did the trick!
Here's the female sterbai carrying her eggs in her pelvic fins :D

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by corywink
Fri Dec 08, 2006 4:55 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: temp drop question
Replies: 9
Views: 1140

Wow, I did a 50% cool water change after making that last post and the sterbais spawned! I just started feeding them heavily on whiteworms 2 weeks ago, cool!! Hopefully some of the others will follow :D
by corywink
Fri Dec 08, 2006 2:58 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: temp drop question
Replies: 9
Views: 1140

Reason I asked is because I'm not certain of the cooler water change. THe heater I'm using, the lowest temp setting is 75F and that's the usual temp the tank is in. When I do 50% cooler water change using 65F water, the tank goes to around 72F and if I leave the heater on it'll go back to 75F within...