Self-restraint failed... But it spawned on 8/12/2019! ;-)

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Re: Self-restraint failed... But it spawned on 8/12/2019! ;-)

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Two weeks ago I added 7 more Corydoras delphax to my group. I now have 13 C. delphax and the largest look splendid. The males have black extended dorsal fins. Very conspicuous. Right now, they are still housed with the C127, but I'd like to split them into a species tank to see if they'll breed.

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Re: Self-restraint failed... But it spawned on 8/12/2019! ;-)

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Ten days later. Colors changing fast!

And the parents continue to pump out the eggs. Last night I collected about 100 and then this morning another 150 - all laid singly or in pairs within spawning mops. :-BD

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Re: Self-restraint failed... But it spawned on 8/12/2019! ;-)

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Dang these Indonesian C127 are busy. After 250 eggs collected yesterday morning, I collected 253 this morning. Not all look good. I estimate 1/4 - 1/3 are unfertilized, maybe more. But that's still a lot of eggs!

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Re: Self-restraint failed... But it spawned on 8/12/2019! ;-)

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The oldest fry are coming up on two months old. The parents continue to pump out eggs. I moved my Corydoras robineae into their tank in hopes that if spawning behavior is contageous, well, you get the point. ;-)

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Indonesian-sourced Corydoras sp. C127 fry, 53 days old

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Re: Self-restraint failed... But it spawned on 8/12/2019! ;-)

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Offspring from Indonesian-sourced C127. Exactly 2 months old, 28mm SL. At this point they look essentially like small versions of the subadults on the day I bought them in May... Actually, that's no surprise because looking back on my records, their parents were only 30mm SL when I bought them! :))

FWIW, in the past I've described the dorsal and caudal fin stripes as "almost invisible" (on FB I think I called them "ghostly") because they seemed like remants of old faded stripes. I see now that the stripes are in fact brown, not black. On the young fry which have more of a transparent/ white/hyaline body color, these really stand out as brown, but in the adults with a tan/yellowish body, the stripes are closer in color to the body and look more indistinct.

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Re: Self-restraint failed... But it spawned on 8/12/2019! ;-)

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Nearly 3 months. 30 mm SL. Haven't gotten much longer, but bulking up.

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