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post #41 of 49 Old 04-14-2008, 10:30 AM Thread Starter
yea ill also try that thanks :D
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post #42 of 49 Old 04-14-2008, 04:57 PM
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And...if you want to get really into it, use R/O or distilled water. Nutrients become more concentrated during a drought and the sudden rain water (which is very low in nutrients) makes a very distinct change in the nutrients of the water which the fish will notice.
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post #43 of 49 Old 05-16-2008, 12:52 AM Thread Starter
Sadly the little guy left died, he had a funny spine and when he was dying he was curled in a u shape. very sad :( . Still no spawn but im trying thanks for your help everyone
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post #44 of 49 Old 05-16-2008, 10:40 PM
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I'm really sorry to hear that. it's always sad to loose a fish but i think it's especially sad when you loose one of your own. Good luck with the spawning and i really hope you have better luck next time with them.
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post #45 of 49 Old 05-18-2008, 12:48 PM
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Is there any way to stop cories from spawning? I have mine in a community tank, and the big female is chased around by the smaller males on a regular basis. She lays eggs maybe every other day. The eggs never make it - my mystery snails, kribensis, and especially the cories themselves usually eat them all within 24 hours. Normally I'd be fine with this, but my kribs are raising fry and while they're doing their spawning behavior, the cories are just completely oblivious and swim too close to the kribs constantly. The kribs aren't too friendly when it comes to showing the cories the door, either. I'm just afraid that one of the cories is going to get itself killed by paying too much attention to spawning and not enough attention to giving the kribs some room.
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post #46 of 49 Old 05-18-2008, 01:06 PM
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Cories are pretty hardy critters, they're quite well armored and have spiky fins. They usually fare pretty well with most aggressive fish. If the kribs ever actually take a bite out of your cories, the cories should learn their lesson and keep away. They're smart enough to know if actual harm will be done to them by the kribs, and the kribs are too small to actually eat them.
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post #47 of 49 Old 05-18-2008, 01:08 PM
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I'm not worried about them getting eaten...but every once in a while, there is fin-ripping and I've heard it's not uncommon for nasty cichlids to kill armored catfishes by plucking their eyes out. I would *think* that my cories are smart enough to avoid this sort of thing, but they do seem like some of the less-bright fish in my aquarium.
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post #48 of 49 Old 05-22-2008, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
Update - no spawn yet but the two are very cosy
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post #49 of 49 Old 05-22-2008, 06:22 PM
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Eyes are definitely their weakness- my puffer ate the eyes out of several cories back before I owned him...
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