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Old 05-19-2008, 08:32 PM   #31
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Hahaha thank you very much!!! I like him too
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Old 05-19-2008, 08:44 PM   #32
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Well, while looking up their full grown size (0.8 - 1.0") I discovered that it appears the tank at the store was mis-labeled and these are actually Corydoras pygmaeus...but I'm still happy because those were the 2 types of dwarf cory I was looking for. So mislabeled or not, I'm happy with my teeny new additions to the tank! And it sounds like these guys stay a little smaller than the hastatus anyway, which is good because the tank is only 5g and already has a Betta and 2 otos in it.
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Old 05-20-2008, 10:56 PM   #33
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Quick update (sorry no full tank shot yet) I went back to the petstore to replace the little Cory that I lost, and couldn't help myself, I got an extra one too. Drip acclimated them last night and I'm happy to say that all 5 are happy and darting all around the tank today! I hope it stays that way! Will try to get a FTS soon.
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Old 05-22-2008, 03:27 AM   #34
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they are very cute K.... A lovely addition to your tank!
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Old 05-22-2008, 11:38 AM   #35
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Marchmaxima - Thank you very much!

I've had a lot of things going on and been very busy so I haven't been able to get a full tank shot yet, but I think I should have time to snap one tonight. So far I believe all 5 little cories are doing well, will post any updates this evening as well
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Old 05-27-2008, 01:49 AM   #36
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Well, it's a sad day for me, I came home from my long weekend away, and the Wisteria in my 5g seems not to have re-taken after the excessive light incident (the lights are on timers now) and there was a bunch of die-off, which wouldn't be SO terrible (i have FLOURISHING replacement wisteria in my 20g) but I fear the excess of ammonia from the dying plants and new cories caused one of my Otos and 3 of the new cories to pass
I pulled all of the dead and dying Wisteria from the tank, did a 75% water change, replanted the one wisteria stalk with a good root base, pulled a LARGE stalk of Wisteria with a great root base from the 20g and planted it in the 5g.
I'll give it a day or two to settle in, then as long as the params are ok, i'll probably add back an Oto since they do well in groups, but I will wait a little longer to add back the cories.
I took a couple pictures of my now very sad looking tank, they're not great because the water was still cloudy, and some of the cabomba is bent over because it got uprooted while I was away and was floating or stuck under part of another stalk upside down and curved up and around to the light , anyway I thought I'd post something...Once everything starts growing back in I'll post more new photos...Thanks for looking!







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Old 05-27-2008, 02:17 AM   #37
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Aw, K! I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your pets. Have you done an ammonia/nitrite test? What were tje results? I wouldn't have thought that a dying plant would have been too greater impact ammonia wise. I might be wrong on that though....

Did you say you added 5 cories all in one hit? Is it possible that was too many all at once?
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Old 05-27-2008, 04:21 PM   #38
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Thanks M! Yeah, decaying plant matter does cause ammonia spikes. I did add 5 in one go, but they're so teensy they probably didn't add more waste than one or two "regular" sized fish you'd put in a 5g, but it's definitely possible that it was too much. It could definitely have been the combination and the biological filter just couldn't handle all the ammonia, and the dying plants were too busy dying to be taking up excess nitrogenous waste. So now I need to get this little tank back in shape! I'll get new ammonia and nitrIte readings as soon as I get home, though I'm sure they'll be high. Thanks for the kind words!
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Old 05-30-2008, 12:47 AM   #39
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I picked up another Oto while I was at my LFS for the 5g, it's drip-acclimating right now I'll wait until the tank is back up and lush and green before adding back any cories though.
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I will assume you checked your tank params first and things are good..... that's good news.
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