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post #51 of 59 Old 09-11-2012, 12:43 PM
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And I think they're bronze corys.
Most likely Corydoras aeneus, click the shaded name for the profile with photos.

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post #52 of 59 Old 09-12-2012, 11:03 PM Thread Starter
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^ Looks right to me.


All fish seem extremely happy and are shoaling nicely. Watching the corys eat is very entertaining. Also my apple snail is extremely active. I've never seen a snail move like this!
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post #53 of 59 Old 10-07-2012, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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Here's a quick update for you guys. Just did a water change so the water clarity's only ok.












Tank Size-14 Gallons

Lighting- Zoo Med Ultra Sun bulbs

Filter- Aque0n Quietflow 20

Plants- Anubias, Java Fern (used to be tied to rock but fell off/never rooted. Will try again soon), water sprite (took awhile to adjust but is coming in strong now) and the rest are unknown. I think there are some sort of sword, water hedge and I have no clue what the plant in the arc formation is.

Stock- 6 Harlequin Rasboras, Corodoras aeneus, an apple snail (he's hiding under a rock in the pictures. I'll get a better one later when he's out) and some intruder snails. The intruder snails kindave make me want to start a dwarf puffer tank with my old ten gallon .


Right now the only stock I'd consider adding is another harlequin rasbora. Usually they're shoal tighter. And I still need to get a black construction paper background.




Also I've had a lot of eggs around the aquarium. Which seem to get eaten one day and then come back in greater numbers the next. Hope it's not snails. I do have one patriculalrly "fat" rasbora that may be the culprit if it's a she. She seems very active so idt she/he has any health problems.

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So do you guys think this is a fish or snails doing?





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Given the inhabitants you have listed, those eggs are likely from the corys. All corys deposit the eggs one by one, attaching them to a surface that the female first cleans. Usually they appear all over the place, rather than having them grouped together as in your photos, at least in my experience. But the rasbora would scatter the eggs among fine plants, and snail eggs are grouped in what looks like gelatin.

If the fish find those eggs, they may eat them. You might have luck though, as rasbora do not tend to go hunting and remain together in their groups. An d the corys may have better things to occupy them. I have had several cory species spawn in my 115g tank and a couple of fry have even appeared. Make sure they have lots of wood under which to hide, in tunnels/crevices, etc.

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Thanks again byron. The eggs are in a lot more places than where I posted. There seems to be a new patch everyday. If any survive, at what size do you think LFS would take them? My tank is at it's stocking limit now, so idk if i should even let the eggs hatch.
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Thanks again byron. The eggs are in a lot more places than where I posted. There seems to be a new patch everyday. If any survive, at what size do you think LFS would take them? My tank is at it's stocking limit now, so idk if i should even let the eggs hatch.
No idea what stores might want, but once the fish are maybe 3/4 of an inch and have their colouration, this should be time.

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post #58 of 59 Old 11-12-2012, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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Disaster happened. I lost power 2 weeks ago and it just came back on today. I did everything I could but my fish and my apple snail couldn't take the cold anymore. We even had the tank hooked up to a generator at times, but due to the gas issues around here we had to run it conservatively. I lost my rasboras about 6 days in and my cory's/apple snail lasted about ten. I had a batter operated bubbler, live plants, ammo lock,etc so I assume it had to be the cold. Even my chinchilla, which can handle some pretty cold weather, couldn't take it anymore and now she's boarding at a local pet store until we get heat back (tomorrow). Unfortunately no one would take my fish.


Planning on restocking once the waters good, probably just a group of small shoaling fish, cory's and another apple snail. Looking at the profiles now, but if anybody has some suggestions (that aren't too rare) it'd be appreciated.
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post #59 of 59 Old 11-13-2012, 11:42 AM
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I am sorry for you, and those others too, who have lost fish due to that storm. How helpless we are in the face of nature at its worst.

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