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Your tank looks great, super clean! I can see why you wanted the rummynose, they look great schooling together really seem to fill the tank up with their energetic behaviors :) Also the Cupids look quite large now, how long until they are fully grown?
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I count only 49 ½. :dodgy2:
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Staffylover wrote: Sun Oct 24, 2021 17:44 pm Your tank looks great, super clean! I can see why you wanted the rummynose, they look great schooling together really seem to fill the tank up with their energetic behaviors :) Also the Cupids look quite large now, how long until they are fully grown?
Thank you
The tank may look super clean but to me it is a little dirty and needs a clean but I'm a fussy person. ;]

The Cupids will be close to fully grown in another 12 months or so, they will eventually grow to a little over 4 inches.
I definitely have 2 males in the group, which is what I wanted.
I only want 2 pairs (maybe 3 pairs) and the others will be returned to the LFS (as agreed) for credit.
The more definite male has already attempted to pair up (see link below).
https://www.aquariumforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?p=108168#p108168
The other male also has extended finage which have grown alot in the past 2 weeks.
6 foot (550L) - Rio Negro themed
9 x sub-adult Biotodoma Cupido, 49 x Hemigrammus bleheri, 40 x Paracheirodon axelrodi, 14 x Corydoras duplicareus, 8 x Corydoras burgessi, 2 x Hypancistrus inspector L102

2 foot (120L) - Breeding tank (temporary stocked with 15 x Hemigrammus ocellifer)
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Martinspuddle wrote: Sun Oct 24, 2021 21:19 pm I count only 49 ½. :dodgy2:
Close enough Martin, one is a little smaller than the other 49 ;]
6 foot (550L) - Rio Negro themed
9 x sub-adult Biotodoma Cupido, 49 x Hemigrammus bleheri, 40 x Paracheirodon axelrodi, 14 x Corydoras duplicareus, 8 x Corydoras burgessi, 2 x Hypancistrus inspector L102

2 foot (120L) - Breeding tank (temporary stocked with 15 x Hemigrammus ocellifer)
re-vamped, re-planted and getting ready

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Stephen wrote: Sun Oct 24, 2021 21:46 pm
Martinspuddle wrote: Sun Oct 24, 2021 21:19 pm I count only 49 ½. :dodgy2:
Close enough Martin, one is a little smaller than the other 49 ;]
I was pulling your leg! :grin:
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Martinspuddle wrote: Sun Oct 24, 2021 23:06 pm
Stephen wrote: Sun Oct 24, 2021 21:46 pm
Martinspuddle wrote: Sun Oct 24, 2021 21:19 pm I count only 49 ½. :dodgy2:
Close enough Martin, one is a little smaller than the other 49 ;]
I was pulling your leg! :grin:
So was I :D :P
6 foot (550L) - Rio Negro themed
9 x sub-adult Biotodoma Cupido, 49 x Hemigrammus bleheri, 40 x Paracheirodon axelrodi, 14 x Corydoras duplicareus, 8 x Corydoras burgessi, 2 x Hypancistrus inspector L102

2 foot (120L) - Breeding tank (temporary stocked with 15 x Hemigrammus ocellifer)
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The 15 x Corydoras burgessi arrived safely from Aqualife Leyland today. :]

My current stocking:-

9 x Cupid Cichlid (Biotodoma Cupido) now at sub-adult size.
15 x Burgess' Cory (Corydoras burgessi) only tiny at present but will grow fairly quickly.
15 x Broad Stripe Cory (Corydoras duplicareus) getting bigger but more growing to do before adult.
40 x Cardinal Tetra (Paracheirodon axelrodi)
50 x Rummynose Tetra (Hemigrammus bleheri)
2 x Snowball Pleco, L102 (Hypancistrus inspector) only small (about 2 inch) but will grow to around 6.5 inch

The stocking level will be around 105% when all the fish are fully grown and with around 120% filtration.
At present the stocking level is under 85% and with around 150% filtration.

This is what the fish species look like (not to scale), click image to enlarge, images are stock photos.
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6 foot (550L) - Rio Negro themed
9 x sub-adult Biotodoma Cupido, 49 x Hemigrammus bleheri, 40 x Paracheirodon axelrodi, 14 x Corydoras duplicareus, 8 x Corydoras burgessi, 2 x Hypancistrus inspector L102

2 foot (120L) - Breeding tank (temporary stocked with 15 x Hemigrammus ocellifer)
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Glad they arrived safely, they certainly look stunning on the stock photo! But you know @Martinspuddle will want an actual picture of them so he can count them ;)
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Staffylover wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 20:33 pm Glad they arrived safely, they certainly look stunning on the stock photo! But you know @Martinspuddle will want an actual picture of them so he can count them ;)
Thank you.
I originally counted 15 x Corydoras burgessi but they soon disappeared in to the foliage (hiding).
So I just grabbed the torch (aquarium lights are off) and they are all visible again.
I do see the Corydoras duplicareus all the time now they have matured a little.

Also I can only find one of the plecos, I found it's hiding place. So next water change I will remove the bogwood and hopefully find the other one.
I wish they used the caves that I put in, but no.
6 foot (550L) - Rio Negro themed
9 x sub-adult Biotodoma Cupido, 49 x Hemigrammus bleheri, 40 x Paracheirodon axelrodi, 14 x Corydoras duplicareus, 8 x Corydoras burgessi, 2 x Hypancistrus inspector L102

2 foot (120L) - Breeding tank (temporary stocked with 15 x Hemigrammus ocellifer)
re-vamped, re-planted and getting ready

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Staffylover wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 20:33 pm But you know @Martinspuddle will want an actual picture of them so he can count them ;)
...so where is it @Stephen?!! :grin:
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