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Very nice pics! Glad to see they're all quite happy over there
A least they seem to be. It just amazes me how long it takes for them to mature/how slowly they grow. The parameters are exactly where they like from what I have found and they get fed on a regular bases. I just have to keep my patience. It took about one and a half years from getting my L183 til they bred for me because they were juveniles and also needed to mature, so im used to this kind of thing.
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------UPDATE-----

I finally scored some Black c. schultzei!!!!!

I have been enamored with these guys since the first time that I saw a pic of them online. Since there are no stores in my area that would stock them I have only had the chance to think about getting them online. Not only do some retailers charge an arm and a leg but also I have found that a lot of the places that I found selluing them either had wrong info or pics of the fish and then trying to get info from them about the fish was next to impossible.

Being the salesman that I am I often times end up seeing something that I like and then contact the sellers seeing if I can either get a better deal or if they would want to do a trade. Well in this case I put together a trade for 10 of these little beauties for 6 of my L183 Starlight Plecos.

They arrived today in wonderful shape, packed fantastically. Here is a link to the seller I purchased them from so if you are contemplating getting some I highly endorse Redkahuna!!!

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Also, I know that the title says peppered cory breeding tank but the main focus is Barbatus and black Schultzei. If the peppereds breed great but ill probably end up putting them in my 37g (Appalachian allure) to give the other two more space.
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Nice black schultzei cories! I have 12 of them myself. They don't seem to get as large as other corydoras species.


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amazing corydoras.

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Those are gorgeous cories.
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Nice work!

I wnat to do a setup with a big school of cories.
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Nice black schultzei cories! I have 12 of them myself. They don't seem to get as large as other corydoras species.
That will be a nice contrast compared to the barbatus. They can get 3"-4" when adults!

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Thanks. I have wanted them for awhile.

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Those are gorgeous cories.
Thanks I like them!

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Nice work!

I wnat to do a setup with a big school of cories.
Thanks. I really like all cories in general too. They are so active and also very beneficial to any setup aswell. Hopefully I can get them to breed too!

I really cant believe how black they are. It's nuts. The pix I took are straight off the camera, not edited at all!
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Some more pics of the fish! I noticed that the Barbatus like to shoal more than the Black Schultzie. Anyone else noticed this before?

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Beautiful adds, congrats
Thank you. I am very happy with them!
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These cories are awesome. I've only seen them once in my life and wish I had bought them. I was thinking like you in that I wanted to breed these as they are nowhere! Interested to see how it goes for you Good luck! Very cool cories.

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These cories are awesome. I've only seen them once in my life and wish I had bought them. I was thinking like you in that I wanted to breed these as they are nowhere! Interested to see how it goes for you Good luck! Very cool cories.
The "blacks" are very interesting. It's fun watching them in the tank with their more rounded shorter face in comparison to the barbatus' more elongated pointy snouts.
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I think that I am actually starting to see some coloration differences in some of the Barbatus. I hope this means that they are getting close to sexual maturity!!!
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Well the Barbatus are starting to show their sexual dimorphism. I really dot know what this means like if this is a sign that they could start breeding sometime pretty soon but I certainly am happy that I can tell who's a male and who's a female!

M on the left F on the right.




I think a M n the left and F on the right, no dots in the head area on the right.


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Male on the left female on the right


Female on left male on right


Paleatus, the black sheep of the tank!


Shchultzie and male barbatus.


Schultzie.

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FREAKIN' AWESOME bunch of Cories!!!!

I LOVE Cories too!!! I have NEVER seen the Barbatus or the Schultzei before, and they are for sure worth the wait if you can get them to breed!!! Even if they don't they are still some of the coolest cories ever!!!

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