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post #16 of 54 (permalink) Old 05-06-2011, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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So you know, S barbatus run contrary to most Cory species. The males are bigger than the females. You should start to see some odontodes on the males at around 3 inches or so I think and the markings seem to get sharper as well.
Thats one of the many reasons I really wanted to get these. The sexual dimorphism that allows the males to develop their distinct almost gold flake markings on the head. I cant wait to see it!
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I really gotta work on that Gymnogephagus riparium setup idea. I should get some gymnos and some Scleromystax so I can grow 'em up big in the meantime.
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So here is a teaser pic for you until I finish setting up the awesome reef keeper light on the "Appalachian allure" tank in my sig. Im quite stoked!





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looking good!
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Nice looking fish!! Some really good shots also. Thanks for sharing.


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looking good!
Thank you. I cant wait for the males to start showing their.....maleness!

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Nice looking fish!! Some really good shots also. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you, here are some more from tonight. Nit good but better then nothing.











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Time to update a bit. I added about 6 peppered cories just for the heck of it in hopes that they might breed as well. Similar looking to the juvie Barbatus but still very different.

Can anyone else see the dimorphism of the males starting to show?



Some crypts I added.






Now the fish!

Good shot of the Barbatus next to a peppered cory. The Barbatus is on the right.






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Very nice! Hey, those C. paleatus do look like your Scleromystax! I can seewhy you asked me in my WTB thread... xD

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Very cool fish.
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Can still barely differentiate the males from the females but I thought it had been long enough to warrant an update. Plus there are some pretty crypt photos to show off!

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Don't think these are the Barbatus looking different and showing sexual dimorphism, these are the peppered cories I have in there. They deserve a shot every now and again.






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I want to get some of these things.
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post #28 of 54 (permalink) Old 08-16-2011, 06:23 AM Thread Starter
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I think i still have another year perhaps before they are mature. Shoot Rachel (mzjinkzd) a PM. She pm'd me not long ago about these fish and said that she may be getting some to sell in the near future.
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very cool fish!
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Very nice pics! Glad to see they're all quite happy over there
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