sidguppy wrote:I'm not used to Cory's returning to the same spot to add eggs
bsmith wrote:They ate a relatively young group. I will have had them one year this May.
So is it suggested that I remove the eggs/all other cats to stop them from cannibalizing the fry?
bsmith wrote:Any advise of feeding? I am thinking crushed egg/spirulina/tropical/worm flakes in the morning (~8am) and the same about 12h later.
bsmith wrote:Hopefully I get some fry to feed! Any chance you know the incubation period roughly?
I really like leaf litter. It's in all my CRS tanks and I believe the microorganisms "aufwechs" (I think) that reside afte a couple of weeks are a wonderful source of nutrition for all inverts and cat fry. There has to be something good on there they like otherwise why would they constantly be grouped on it picking the crap out of it.
It sounds like you are using oak leaves.
Do you know which type?
I have a few pin oaks in my yard but since my lawn is maintained (weed control/fertilization) with chemicals I'm just not willing to take the chance of introducing anything harmful to the tanks by using my oak leaves. From what I have read oak leaves are pretty good but they don't hold up as well as IAL and also release less/less pontent tannins too.
bsmith wrote:Yep and my 84 degree L183 tank they rot pretty quickly. The IAL have a very sturdy spine that does not degrade that aids in removal of the spent litter.
Coryologist wrote:bsmith wrote:Yep and my 84 degree L183 tank they rot pretty quickly. The IAL have a very sturdy spine that does not degrade that aids in removal of the spent litter.
I need to reorder some of those as I am moving heavily into keeping wild bettas. Do you have a US supplier for them as I can only find them is SE Asia? I'm also looking for a US supplier of Shirakura micro organism powder and mineral rock for CRS. If you could turn me on to a US supplier of any or all of those, I'd greatly appreciate it. Rather than distill this thread, please PM me if you can help. Thanks. Cheers. - Frank
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