Starting a fishroom

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bekateen wrote: Mon Sep 26, 2022 6:16 am
OregonOutdoorsChris wrote: Mon Sep 26, 2022 5:26 amSadly, I've never had C141. For corys I've only ever had habrosus and paleatus, though I make sure to always keep some space open in the event I stumble upon some knaacki, C150, C141, or other beautiful spotty species.
Sorry, I must have been confusing you with someone who used to live down by me in Central California. I sold him my C141 about 5-6 years ago. I thought he was you.

Well, that out of the bag, good luck hunting the other corys. :)

Cheers, Eric
No worries, and I think I can safely say I'm not that associate of yours since I've never lived in CA. I do visit Sacramento/Folsom on occasion for work, so know of any fish stores worth checking out in that area for next time I'm there?
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OregonOutdoorsChris wrote: Mon Sep 26, 2022 9:27 pm I do visit Sacramento/Folsom on occasion for work, so know of any fish stores worth checking out in that area for next time I'm there?
Absolutely! Here is a link to all the LFS that sponsor our fish club, the Sacramento Aquarium Society: If you're in Sacramento and can drive a half hour, you need to go to Lee's Feed and Western Wear in Shingle Springs (East on HWY 50). It is the best fish store (in terms of diversity and quality of fish) in the immediate Sacramento area. Sadly, it may look familiar to you because they get a lot of their fish (but not all) from Cichlid Exchange. So you'll recognize some of the fish if you frequent The Wet Spot. There's also Aqualife Aquarium, Aquarium Depot and Splash Aquarium (Exotic Aquarium closed last year after an electrical fire, but they may reopen in a few months). If you want to see a chain store that usually has a remarkably good selection, there are a few locations of Pet Club in the greater Sacramento area. If you can drive about an hour and a half, drive south on HWY 99 to Modesto to visit my favorite local store, Tropical Haven. The owner, Ted Pino, imports fish from all over the world... Petra Aqua in the Czech Republic, CV Bellenz in Indonesia (and another Indonesian company), an exporter in the Congo to name a few.

Also, if you're in Sacramento on the first weekend of the month, please, if you can, swing by RoundTable Pizza on Greenback Ave in Folsom and join us at a Sacramento Aquarium Society meeting. If you do, please introduce yourself to me. I'm the program coordinator there. Here's our meeting schedule: Cheers,
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bekateen wrote: Tue Sep 27, 2022 6:10 am Also, if you're in Sacramento on the first weekend of the month, please, if you can, swing by RoundTable Pizza on Greenback Ave in Folsom and join us at a Sacramento Aquarium Society meeting. If you do, please introduce yourself to me. I'm the program coordinator there.
Thank you for the suggestions and the invite. I'll keep that all in mind next time my boss asks me to travel... now I just need to come up with a good business reason why my trip will have to extend over a weekend :d .
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And on the fishy front, I separated out my best looking male and female L010A with the hopes of getting them laying eggs again.

Last night I saw the female was in the log pestering the male, so I checked on them again this morning and look what I found!
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This is the first time I've gotten a solid idea of when the eggs were laid, so next step is to monitor them until they disappear, so on the next clutch I'll know when to pull them.
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I moved my camera over to the Platydoras tank last night and caught some interesting footage. It seems that they are much more active when I'm not around than I ever imagined
And I found this one humorous because she had had enough of his shenanigans...
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Day 10 you can clearly see little whiptails in the eggs.
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Morning of Day 16:
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the late evening of day 16 the eggs were still in place, but by the next morning they were all gone. Presumably hatched. But a search of the tank turned up nothing, and being they share this tank with six pictus cats and far too many corys, I wasn't really expecting to find any fry.

But fast forward a couple days to tonight when I was moving some plants around in the sump and saw some peculiar movement. A closer look and it appears I do have fry after all...
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To end up in this particular spot was quite the journey. Once hatched it had to, make it past the pictus and corys to the overflow, escape the first planter/growbed to make it to the main sump area, and finally from the main sump area it made a trip through a water pump into this planter/growbed.
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There's always gold in the sump! I bred a few things like this, barbs and panchax for starters. Good luck it!

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