BigBen's Operation Corydoras

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Re: BigBen's Operation Corydoras

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Corys don't give out hormones as far as I know to prevent others from growing as quickly, but females do seem to develop quicker than males. (My pandas do anyway)

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plankton wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:26 am Corys don't give out hormones as far as I know to prevent others from growing as quickly, but females do seem to develop quicker than males. (My pandas do anyway)
I had wondered if that would be the case, I noticed the smallest one was spinning last night and can't find today so I'd imagine I've lost one, which is a bit annoying but a vast improvement on my last attempt at raising them.
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I definitely only have two left, however they're developing very well now. I'm 99% sure that they are C.Weitzmani now as they're starting the develop the black markings across the eye and caudal fin. They also play in the fresh water (from the parents tank) during the water changes now.
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A rare sighting in the parents tank today! I'd like to add to this tank but I also want to finish the discus stocking first. The conundrum of multiple tanks! Some Otos and Sturisoma are on the wanted list at the moment.

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Mrs Weitzmani is ready for a big spawn, looking huge! Cold water changes for a couple of days to get them in the mood.
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A quick fry update. Just done a bit of maintenance in there tank and noticed that the smallest one is unfortunately on its way out. I'm not surprised as it's massively under developed and looks like it's about 4 weeks old so I'm surprised it's lasted this long. The positive news however is that this chap is almost ready to go and live alongside the rest of the Weitzmani group :) I reckon in two or three weeks time it will be showings it's dorsal smudge so when that appears I'll catch it and pop it in with the parents. I've been trying to get a photo of its barbels as it demonstrates the poor quality that comes through the shops at times as this fish has very good whiskers. You can sort of see it if you zoom in.
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Re: BigBen's Operation Corydoras

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I haven't updated this thread for a little while, probably because it's my "spur of the moment" tank, but this little scamp has appeared today. Probably a month to six weeks old so I'm back up to 6 Weitzmani. They must of spawned just before I lost my female.
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Roll on the shops opening so I can go a bit mad for Cory's again!
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Re: BigBen's Operation Corydoras

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Appears to be a heater burn on closer inspection
as the pectoral fin is damaged too. Hopefully it will recover well.
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BigBen wrote: Tue Feb 16, 2021 20:13 pm Appears to be a heater burn on closer inspection
as the pectoral fin is damaged too. Hopefully it will recover well.
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Re: BigBen's Operation Corydoras

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Found it dead when I arrived home from work today. Was hard to confirm that it was a heater burn as the shrimp has been at it. Ammonia and nitrite were both at 0ppm so I'm not sure what else it could have been. I guess it has been sitting on top of the suction cups between the heater at some stage as the size of the gap would have fitted and hid the fish nicely.
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