07-29-2009, 08:21 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Arlington, Tx
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| | Spawning Corydoras panda
I purchased Panda corys for my 55 gallon a couple months ago, and they have spawned. I have since added 5 more from Niko's survivor stock to bring it to a group of 10 (not counting fry.) The fry are less than an inch and resemble the parents exactly, its very cute.
-I think it was the jungle of cabomba and alternanthera reneckii that really helped them spawn and stay safe.
-I feed my fish quite a bit so I don't believe they ate any of the eggs.
-I kept the pH at 6.6 or so.
-I run 216 watts of T5HO on three timers and diffuse the CO2 with a canister on the timer for the noon time bright lights.
-I have a canister filter and a standard HOB filter for 50 gallon size.
-The outflows are about an inch above the waterline, creating mini waterfalls.
-When I do waterchanges, the water is typically colder.
-All I add is dechlorinator/dechloriminator and "bacteria supplement."
-The bottom is composed of ADA Amazonia mud, a mix of gravels and Outdoor pond soils.
-I have a cave and two stumps, and mostly amazonian sword plants along with the others I mentioned.
-I never vaccuum the bottom. Maybe once or twice in months, it doesn't get that bad.
I since removed about 90% of the cabomba, because it wasn't the color that I wanted, but I've since started growing C. furcata thanks to Macfan, along with some other stuff Crownman gave me and the jungle shall return.
I don't know if this is the case, but the fish seemed to be whizzing through the water current methodically there for a while just a week or so before I spotted fry. Fish mating dance according to some other stuff I've read. It was cool, they would all in a group swim along the current at the top of the tank, dipping below the flows, then they would dive down where the cave was (no water movement) do a flip and whiz back the other way. There were two females and three males, I don't know the current ratio.
Last edited by northtexasfossilguy; 07-29-2009 at 08:23 PM..
Reason: I read about the mating dances...