The brigittae/merah hybrids are documented as being sterile- but they can reproduce together.
Also, merah and brigittae overlap geographically...
I saw a puffer sneak up behind a bigger puffer, bite him and shake it like a dog with a chew toy
Mine are on a mix of jbl sansibar and unipac Samoa.
They are constantly foraging, along with prolonged periods of being absolutely motionless.
It'd going to do something, but remember. A lot of it comes from feeding the fish.
Just keep an eye on ammonia levels and be ready to do a...
The only time my pygmy's leave the substrate to browse the upper plants is when the lights are off, and my tank is low light.
40w over 260 litres.
My pygmies spend 99% of their time on the substrate.
All the dwarf Cory's do, really .
Microdevario are also prolific jumpers.
They don't care about much but will go over the edge
In that tank, 12 at least.
Even then , they will spook easily.
I hope they are in your quarantine tank, they could wipe out your existing stock.
Depending on hiding places, and the eggs surviving the 4 day development, you might get one make it.
23 litre is a bit small though, good chance...
Mine did, for the first couple of times
I'd be worming them. Might even save the thin one.
This is exactly why I gave up with high tech.
Sounds like co2 toxicity.
Very cute characters
But also completely psychopathic!
Look.like planes coming in to land.
What's the tank temperature.
Just noticed my new group in the q tank are glass surfing
Temperature at 30 degrees ! Oooops
They're all male !
Youre off your trolley!!!
They will be able to escape.
My microdevario would get double that height !
Are they a thing?
I seem to remember them from biology...
I ordered some yesterday!
That's a novel idea.
And quite mad!
I was pondering this issue last night.
You don't see people putting delicate liquorice gourami into high...
I went completely low tech.
These guys are not suited to high tech.
I'm not saying some people don't have success.
Its not quantity - its a group...
Mine hated co2 , bright lights and high flow
I agree with manu
embers must weigh about 5 x more than a boraras and look to be a stronger, tougher fish.
Plus, they are gems in their own...
Its your tank
But there's got to be a more suited fish.
I used to have 30 brigittae in my high tech, but they hated it.
Microdevario would be...
High flow is exactly what boraras don't like.
They live in tea stained puddles
With no flow , very dim light and zero nutrients .
I can't really...
They will jump if its dark and you turn the lights on
It's not one of the 3 usual suspects- pygmaeus, hastatus and habrosus.
Is it corydoras cochui?
Not sure about some of the fin markings
Females are wider and fatter.
I don't see any colouration difference in mine
You'll notice males following the female , rather than general swimming about
Mine go nuts in the dawn sun, so light could be a trigger.
I do wonder about that 0kh and its effect though.
Seriously fish say they need a bit...
Could be a lack of kh.
Perhaps take it up to 1-2 kh.
My water is 50% ro with the rest plain hard tap water- hence my high pH. But I don't think...
I'm down on the south west coast.
This is the second lot of babies I've had,
The first spawning only 1 made it to adulthood.
Pygmy Cory males spawn at 4 months.
The girls take a lot longer to reach this stage
I guess it's about the same for hastatus.
Maybe a touch...
I saw those hara a couple of years ago.
If they stayed really small I would have got a bunch, but I didn't trust the sales guy.
Great looking things!
Looks like a parasite.
Its very trendy right now
Lots of gravel vacuuming and water changes.
Female erythromicron have pale bellies, whereas the males have full vertical stripes .
Males do spar on a daily basis and my 40 litre proved...
None , really.
My otos love new era tropical grazer and new era catfish pellets.
Both have plenty of animal protein.
And I'm guessing the biofilm and algae otos...
I've got multiple pygmy fry, scooting about oblivious to me out in the open, But the adults hide when I go near, I've seen it before in previous...
Last week I've been leaving the porch light on, this gives just enough light to see the otos in silhouette at night.
Took 3 nights to finally...
I can't work out what's going on with my Otos.
I bought 4 , years ago.
Lost one during quarantine.
Haven't seen them for months,
Now I have 4...
One of my otos is tiny,
Same size as a female pygmy Cory.
Alas, trying to id them is a tough task.
I did try an expensive pack of seaweed algae thing.
No one touched it.
My otos wait for vegetables to get mushy before eating.
Can take 2 days for them to regard it as food
They are partial to NEW ERA TROPICAL...
This a a very informative thread.
Thanks for sharing.
Kesgrave tropicals have females. I got 2 pairs from them
That doesn't look evil at all !
Don't put them all in at once.
Try 5 - 10 , if its a small tank.
Feed fish some live food for a few days.
Then do a cool , softer water , water change.
You will notice in the early morning fish going crazy....
You can buy starter cultures of microworm . very cheap. Just mix up some ready break in an old ice cream tub and add culture.
I think they will be perfectly happy. Its nice and rounded shape will allow corydoras to root about without issue.
Yeah, they spoil , same as any food stuff.
My fish are tiny, even the smallest food pouch lasts forever. I renew my food every few months.
Lots of other tiny barbs too.
Soft water is a must for most
mine get cucumber, courgette, lettuce, spinich , algae wafers. they are pretty sociable and are never far apart . 5 is a minimum i would say.
Is Colin still taking a break?
they are rare for a reason. Very specialist. Do you commit yourself to this programme?
Any mixture of plants. My erythromicron are loving alternanthera mini and eleocharis mini. Cpds are the same- love plants to get in amongst
I've never seen one in a shop, but online £8 + per fish. they also require seriously soft water
Sorry to do this to you , but how about
They are rare, expensive and beautiful
Has to be south American?
ember Tetra, cardinals are sorely under appreciated. Corydoras pygmaeus ( sand substrate is a must)
can you tell me about your set up/ maintenance regime? My lfs had a group of 9 of these for about a year. wish I had given them a home- they...
You can do as you like! Maybe boraras uropthalmoides- they really are small. But you will need soft water and Lots of water changes for fish. ....
if you double the tank volume - yes. 20 l = . Shrimp - maybe. dude, its 20 litres MINUS substrate/ decor. Could you not find anything smaller?
. . nutshell
I think fish should cost more.
Perhaps mine are just lazy! but yeah, they resent high flow, and as for breeding- there is confusion as to how many species of 'brigittae'...
I have found co2 of no benefit for my b. Brigittae. In fact, they detest the extra water flow necessary to distribute co2 effectively , however...
ph down and co2 won't help the fish in any way. boraras need softer water, 100- 180 ppm for decent behaviour and life span
its a big fish :shh:
that is very interesting.
did they spawn?
ha! I never even contemplated such a thing. I just assumed they waited for hours for the perfect shot !
Fish usually group close together when scared, this is not normal in aquarium life
I nominate danio erythromicron, but only if the tank is heavily planted. I rarely see mine though, but when I do they are a good looking fish- but...
Hara hara ?
See if the neons nip his fins
You are very fully stocked. Do you get the impression your betta is unhappy?
Maculata should be boraras maculata. D. Erythromicron are related to the c p d ,they come from lake inle and must have. Alkaline water. Unlike...
microdevario kubotai are crazy ,dumb fish. they are not interested in exploring or searching for food, all they do is squabble. microdevario nana...
50 cardinals is too many in a 180, embers and any of the boraras are fine.
oh i am with ya. i lost 3 microdevario 'over the top' and to say it bummed me out is an understatement.
weeeell... if you dont fill ut up to the brim, and have some floating plants in the corners, it might be ok. in an open top tank you are likely to...
Online? Kesgrave on eBay, tri mar, sweetknowle aquatics. Cannot recommend Kesgrave highly enough. Fantastic service
That is a very colourful b. Uropthalmoides. An ma near me have a group that I think are a new trigonostigma. Almost identical as the boraras.
Please don't put microdevario in such. A confined space - they are fast and need room.
moniques live fish foods have a good selection. will give them a go.
can anyone point me towards a good infusoria culture? i will be trying to grow my own Pseudomugil gertrudae from eggs. never done this kind of...
you might find the boraras to be as shy as the cpd. i have 40 chili 's and hardly see them in my 260. they spend most time in and around the...
many danios group together, my favourite being danio erythromicron and danio margaritatus. lemon tetra are beautiful fish,...
that depends on which tetra you want.... most have teeth and will use em' .... in fairness , most fish will eat baby shrimp.
oohhhh dude. that is pushing it....7? but it is a very small tank... and they do need a good group to feel secure.
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