Corydoras Eques setup

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Corydoras Eques setup

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Species only setup, my first group arrived in the mail today, and my next group is still coming soon!


Tank is simply a 20g long, will house the 8 corydoras eques and eques alone.
Planted with sag grass, Brazilian pennywort, duckweed, and water lettuce. Rooibos tea for tannins as well as Indian Almond Leaves.
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And some photos of the cories, first 4 arrived, 2 males and 2 females, adults and very chunky.
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Good luck with them. C. eques is a lovely species. Hard to breed, but you don't succeed until you try.

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That's an amazing setup MissNoodle with some very beautiful Eques!

Eager to hear how it goes with them!

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I plan on seasonally changing the tank to replicate the rain season (dec-may for the Manaus region of Brazil) and dry season (june-nov) to help trigger these guys. Increase water current during rain season and higher water level/cooler temps. Warmer temps, lower water in dry season. And keeping floating plants since seems these guys prefer them for spawning.
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Put together a video
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Your fish look lovely. Such a pretty species. Hopefully they will have babies for you!

Happy to see you posting here. You disappeared from the other forum, and with Covid about and what not, you just don't know.
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My final 4 arrived today, I now total 3 females 5 males.

They like playing in the current of their tank, I have a series of internal filters set up.

Very lovely fish, active on all levels of the tank too
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Video update
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Great video!
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Good luck with your spawning efforts. They look pretty healthy!

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Very cool. Good luck with the project.
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Already seeing some boys chasing the girls around, lots playing in the current of the internal filters. So far fairly promising.
Added some plants from another tank, they seem to enjoy them.
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Theyre fantastic fish
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They look amazing MissNoodle!
You've inspired me to setup a new dedicated tank for some of these.

Btw, what are you feeding these little guys?

Hopefully you see some eggs very soon!
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Those are gorgeous.
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Samdaark wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:43 am They look amazing MissNoodle!
You've inspired me to setup a new dedicated tank for some of these.

Btw, what are you feeding these little guys?

Hopefully you see some eggs very soon!
3x weekly bloodworms, other days either Fluval Bug Bites or OmegaOne flakes. Theyre a little fussier on food than my others, won't take shrimp pellets or other tab type foods.
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Seeing more and more activity from them
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Tank looks great!

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Moved a couple plants around. Ladies are getting very chunky!
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Wow....I hope your group becomes productive!!!! They look so happy too. I have my 8 in a 29 gal with a big java moss floating above that's giving shade. I also have some anubias NaNa at the substrate level. But you've inspire me to get some leaves for the tannin. Currently my tank is so crystal clear and the fish only chase each other sometimes while they hid most of the time. I think the two big angel fish who are being kept here as exiles from my other tank might be scaring them too but my other cories dont find angels threatening at all. My eques seem very shy.
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