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Old 04-28-2013, 11:13 PM   #151
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Jake's DBP 10gal For Cories & Shrimp


Sweet! I'm interested to see them. I'm a snail fanatic, too.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:54 AM   #152
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:50 PM   #153
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Heads-up to anyone I gave Christmas Moss to last week: it could have Corydoras habrosus eggs in it!

My neighbor glued a bunch to some driftwood that was already in her Cherry Shrimp tank. Bam, five baby Cories hatched out.
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Old 05-04-2013, 05:41 PM   #154
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Couldn't find anyone locally to take my remaining Lime Green Endlers off my hands so I moved 3 males and 3 females to this tank.

Here's hoping their population stays in check.
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Removed another 500 or so Pond Snails the day I added Endlers:



The Cories seem to get along quite well with these Cherries and Amanos:



Note the giant Pond Snail on the glass moving toward the food at the bottom.
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Do you think that if you didn't work at trying to remove them, that any of the Cory habrosus eggs would hatch in that tank given enough time?
I'm thinking about setting up my 10 gallon quarantine tank as a Cory only species tank similar to yours. Pool filter sand, cheap light and lots of crypts, but really want to know what is your secret to success with breeding them?
Tank looks wicked sick by the way! I love the intense amount of moss you have haha.
Do you think a HOB filter would have been a bad decision for this tank if you didn't already have the eheim?

Hope all is well!
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Some of them have definitely hatched in the tank. Just prefer to have more of the eggs make it, so I remove them. Those little buggers will eat just about anything and love devouring their own eggs.

If I didn't have the Eheim on-hand, I probably would have gone with an AC50. Just really prefer using canister filters and spray bars when possible.
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That moment when you're preparing to reach into your tank to pull out a Cory egg... when a giant, fat mama Cory plows across all your crypts to eat the egg! That's the moment I was just in.

Dangit.

Was completely hilarious, though. And she was quick - I'll give her that.
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Here's the 10gal right after I moved it over to the rack:



The moss was a little low, as that was before I moved it back up a bit.

The mess on the shelf by the cubes has since been cleaned up and testing kits put away.
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A blurry shot of a pregnant mama Endler:



Not happy about having babies. She will DEFINITELY be finding a new home once they're born.
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VICTORY! Just caught the adult Cories eating Endler fry. Best day ever. Now I won't have a population explosion.
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Wow lol. Then they definitely eat shrimp fry.
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I think I'm going to start using Shrimp Mineral GH/KH+ with RO/DI water for this tank. I'm hoping the Cories will adjust well. Since I'll only be swapping 10% a couple times per week, it shouldn't be much of an impact on them. Aiming for a KH of 3-4 and a GH of 7-8.

So tired of this dang tap I've been using for the tank. Just unreliable.
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Now loosely kicking myself for not realizing I could just mix a bit of baking soda with regular Bee Shrimp Mineral GH+ to bump up the hardness. HEAD - DESK.
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A little bit (okay, a lot) overgrown:

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