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Tonight I managed to get another 9 x bronze cory (Corydoras aeneus) from P@H, so now have 14 in total. :)
425L SeaBray Elite aquarium - Rio Mamoré (Bolivia) theme
4 x Cupid Cichlids, 11 x Cory caudimaculatus, 9 x Cory sterbai 77 x Reed Tetra, 4 x Honeycomb Bristlenose (L519)

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Time for a celebratory picture - it's been ages would love to see one ;)
500l - Africa river - https://www.aquariumforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=6873
2x200l - https://www.aquariumforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=7790
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(230L 6ft - Shallow stream
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Primo 70l - Limia Islai
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Staffylover wrote: Fri Jan 12, 2024 19:20 pm Time for a celebratory picture - it's been ages would love to see one ;)
Pawned his camera to pay for the Corydoras @Staffylover. :grin:
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This morning I found a clump od around 25 eggs underneath the filter intake pipe on the far right corner of the aquarium.
I'm not 100% sure whos eggs they are, but looking at the size I suspect they are from the Honeycomb Bristlenose (L519).
The Cupid Cichlids aren't showing any interest in the eggs (no guarding or fanning the eggs) and the eggs are likely too large to be from the Corydoras.
If they are from the Honeycomb Bristlenose why didn't they typically lay them in one of the caves ?
I physically counted 3 of the Honeycomb Bristlenose on a piece of bogwood, I'm sure the 4th one is there somewhere.
I'm doing a water change tomorrow plus a general clean up, I'll temporarily remove the bogwood (to syphon up the poop) and search for the 4th Honeycomb Bristlenose.
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4 x Cupid Cichlids, 11 x Cory caudimaculatus, 9 x Cory sterbai 77 x Reed Tetra, 4 x Honeycomb Bristlenose (L519)

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Stephen wrote: Mon Jan 15, 2024 17:27 pm This morning I found a clump od around 25 eggs underneath the filter intake pipe on the far right corner of the aquarium.
I'm not 100% sure whos eggs they are, but looking at the size I suspect they are from the Honeycomb Bristlenose (L519).
The Cupid Cichlids aren't showing any interest in the eggs (no guarding or fanning the eggs) and the eggs are likely too large to be from the Corydoras.
If they are from the Honeycomb Bristlenose why didn't they typically lay them in one of the caves ?
I physically counted 3 of the Honeycomb Bristlenose on a piece of bogwood, I'm sure the 4th one is there somewhere.
I'm doing a water change tomorrow plus a general clean up, I'll temporarily remove the bogwood (to syphon up the poop) and search for the 4th Honeycomb Bristlenose.
Most Ancistrus Sp. eggs are bright orange or yellow in colour I believe.

Males takes sole responsibility for the eggs and young, and yes spawning in the wild takes place usually in a hollow or hole in driftwood.

Think it's very unlikely it's your Ancistrus. Looking at your stocking list, I'd suggest it's your Cichlids. Most Tetra's eggs are scattered, to small to be seen and Corydoras lay their everywhere in small batches.

Any pictures off the eggs @Stephen?
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Martinspuddle wrote: Mon Jan 15, 2024 18:43 pm Most Ancistrus Sp. eggs are bright orange or yellow in colour I believe.

Any pictures off the eggs @Stephen?
No pics (sorry)
Just thinking about it; I spotted one of the Corydoras aeneus in the same corner first thing this morning.
I thought it may be dead as it wasn't moving and I was prepared to remove it later.
Now I have a batch of eggs in the same corner but no Corydoras.
The eggs are a whitish or pale greyish colour and transparent.

Initially I knew they weren't my Cupid Cichlid's eggs as they are normally a redish orange colour and the Cupids would be guarding them and fanning them.
I did not know that most Ancistrus Sp. eggs are bright orange or yellow in colour. Now I know.
So they must be the Corydoras aeneus.
I've only had the Corydoras aeneus for a few days.

Edit: (Tues 16/01/2024)
All the eggs have been eaten.
425L SeaBray Elite aquarium - Rio Mamoré (Bolivia) theme
4 x Cupid Cichlids, 11 x Cory caudimaculatus, 9 x Cory sterbai 77 x Reed Tetra, 4 x Honeycomb Bristlenose (L519)

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Stephen wrote: Mon Jan 15, 2024 20:02 pm The eggs are a whitish or pale greyish colour and transparent.
With that description, that sounds very much like Aeneus eggs. Have you a largeish, fat Aeneus among your group, if so that's probably your culprit.

My mother always maintained out of all the species of Corydoras she kept, Aeneus were a breeding nuisance. They would lay eggs everywhere, including on one occasion she found some eggs one underside of a condensation tray, above the air powered sponge filter.
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Sorry guys, deleted the last few posts as don't want @Stephen's thread to be derailed.
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fr499y wrote: Tue Jan 16, 2024 16:03 pm Sorry guys, deleted the last few posts as don't want @Stephen's thread to be derailed.
Thank you. :]
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Martinspuddle wrote: Tue Jan 16, 2024 8:09 am
Stephen wrote: Mon Jan 15, 2024 20:02 pm The eggs are a whitish or pale greyish colour and transparent.
With that description, that sounds very much like Aeneus eggs. Have you a largeish, fat Aeneus among your group, if so that's probably your culprit.

My mother always maintained out of all the species of Corydoras she kept, Aeneus were a breeding nuisance. They would lay eggs everywhere, including on one occasion she found some eggs one underside of a condensation tray, above the air powered sponge filter.
I'm now sure it was the Corydoras aeneus.
I'm still in the process of a water change & general clean up.
Sadly I found some dead Corydoras, Corydoras aeneus and Corydoras caudimaculatus (smaller ones). I have adjusted my signature.
The large water change & clean up will hopefully help.
425L SeaBray Elite aquarium - Rio Mamoré (Bolivia) theme
4 x Cupid Cichlids, 11 x Cory caudimaculatus, 9 x Cory sterbai 77 x Reed Tetra, 4 x Honeycomb Bristlenose (L519)

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