The boys chase the ladies and the ladies are really chunky, but they aren't convinced yet lolI love it!
Any breeding action yet? I'm ready for them to be even if they're not quite there... Such pretty fish in a lovely tank!
I do offer live chopped earthworm and mealwormsAlthough I never was full steam ahead in corys, I did have a few that spawned in my tanks. For the most part I had very little to do with it happening. However, i did discover that the tank with sterbai would spawn when I fed them live red wigglers. This was one of my only two brief experiences feeding live. I was mostly feeding the worms to angels, diicus and clown loaches. But I would try some of the smaller worms or I would cut others in half and drop some into that cory and pleco tanks. Almost without fail about a week layer sterbai eggs would appear on the glass etc. Of I did not pull them they got eaten either by the corys or else by the Montezuma swords in the tank.
You are way much better with corys than I ever was or could be, so take this for what it may be worth. Maybe a live feeding, would help push these gys over the edge? Somehow, I think you may be feeding live already based on the great results you get with almost anything in any tank you have.
p.s. Let me know when I can mail you some Rooibos.
Hence why it's a treat. Not often. I know there's some particularly reputable names in the corydoras world who feed tubifex even live.I have only 2 issues with your feeding Noodle (it's mostly really great!)...& that's with the mealworms & tubifex. MWs, too much indigestible chitin, like fiber overload...tubifex live in sewage & all that possible disease ridden broth...Eww! I'm not a tubifex fan in any form...especially FD.
I agree, many different foods are a key to happy fish! I know you have great breeding successes & I apreciate that, but those are 2 foods I won't ever offer again. I admit to never grating smelt, lol. But I did used to make beefheart & a seafood mix for my spoiled discus juvies , my loaches liked them sometimes too as a treat. Dang, we know how to spoil our fish!