Corydoras Eques setup

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Re: Corydoras Eques setup

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I like keeping some leaf litter in most my tanks, tannins are good for softwater fish especially :D and ive found that certain fish like Farlowella twigs naturally will graze on the leaf litter and it's an easy source of biofilm for them. So there's so many perks to leaf litter
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Hi all,
MissNoodle wrote: Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:35 amI like keeping some leaf litter in most my tanks, tannins are good for softwater fish especially :D and ive found that certain fish like Farlowella twigs naturally will graze on the leaf litter and it's an easy source of biofilm for them. So there's so many perks to leaf litter
<"Same for me">, the vast majority of water courses would naturally flow through forested areas and by definition will have leaves and <"woody debris present">.

Why should our tanks be any different? Why isn't going to be an advantage in the tank as well?

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Hi Miss Noodle ! Any update on the C. Eques ? Fully settled now I assume. Any spawning activity yet ? Best regards.
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Corycool wrote: Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:41 pm Hi Miss Noodle ! Any update on the C. Eques ? Fully settled now I assume. Any spawning activity yet ? Best regards.
No spawn yet but the boys have been chasing the ladies, who don't seem interested yet lol

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Lovely tank, the fish are looking very happy.
Are they emperor tetras you have in there with them?
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snowball wrote: Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:32 am Lovely tank, the fish are looking very happy.
Are they emperor tetras you have in there with them?
I was growing out some black emperor tetra fry in their tank, but they've been homed this week, so now it's ember tetras and boraras urophthalmoides as tankmates with them.

I keep black emperors in one of my 55gs, lovely fish. I spawned them back in December and have been growing them til I could sex them so I could boost my females in the group.
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A beautiful tank. Any signs of spawning yet?

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bekateen wrote: Fri May 14, 2021 9:11 pm A beautiful tank. Any signs of spawning yet?

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Very gravid females, and the males chase the females daily, but nothing yet! But the males are fairly persistent, should only be a matter of time as well.

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Joe's aqua has some captive-bed eques for sale. When I first saw it I was amazed by that. I then asked how they managed to spawn them in an aquarium setup. So it turned out that they have the job done in a "half-outdoor pond in Taiwan"... Still quite an achievement in my opinion.
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