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discusluv
01-19-2018, 03:19 AM
I picked up three of these cory's last time I ordered from Wetspot. They are very shy, but extremely beautiful. I plan to order three more in near future. Here is a video:

https://vimeo.com/251750043

steeler58
01-19-2018, 11:06 PM
I always hate to correct anybody but did you mean to say "Corydoras eques", anyway this is the one a lot of us "desire" but has always been to expensive for me a least ;-)
It's nice to actually address somebody that keeps them thumbs2:

discusluv
01-19-2018, 11:11 PM
Thanks for correcting me Lee-- Im a bit embarrassed I didn't (blush) see that!

steeler58
01-19-2018, 11:23 PM
It's all good, I bet ol Matt can correct it for you ;-)

discusluv
01-19-2018, 11:25 PM
Maybe an administrator/moderator will be nice enough to change the spelling for me, I cant seem to find how to do it.

Slaphppy7
01-20-2018, 01:05 AM
Thread title fixed per OP's request.

Shy or not, they're gorgeous, congrats and thanks for showing us them, a rarity I don't recall seeing here from an owner until now.

discusluv
01-20-2018, 03:02 AM
Thank you for fixing that for me Matt :).
They are certainly beautiful- the most amazing cory I have ever seen. I need to build up the group asap though because they are very timid at 3 in tank. Well, I am hoping that they will be less shy to come out when there are more in the tank. At night, if I turn out lights and be still they will come out and swim around, but, during the day they hide under that wood piece or under the large catalpa leaves.

Slaphppy7
01-20-2018, 04:13 PM
Anytime, don't mention it

I would think adding to their numbers would make them less shy, but we won't know until you try...at $30 each, I fully understand adding them slowly

What temp is this tank kept at?

discusluv
01-30-2018, 07:05 PM
Anytime, don't mention it

I would think adding to their numbers would make them less shy, but we won't know until you try...at $30 each, I fully understand adding them slowly

What temp is this tank kept at?

Sorry, I didn't see this question! The tank is at 75 degrees. Is that about right?
They are still very shy. I rarely see them, only at night... but there are lots of hiding places for them.
I dont think they like the light as well... it may be just too bright during the day with my Finnex Planted SE fixture.
I just got a refund from Paypal for discus I ordered from a vendor that never got delivered, so I am going to use that to order some more. I hope that the added numbers will make them more relaxed in the tank. Im also getting some more Rummy-nose... I feel so bad for my lone survivor after the dechlorinator mishap!

Slaphppy7
01-30-2018, 07:10 PM
According to this, temps from 68-78F are fine

http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/corydoras-eques/

Many corys display nocturnal behavior, hence why you see them at night...definitely get some more, and that lone rummy certainly needs some friends

discusluv
01-30-2018, 07:13 PM
According to this, temps from 68-78F are fine

http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/corydoras-eques/

Many corys display nocturnal behavior, hence why you see them at night...definitely get some more, and that lone rummy certainly needs some friends

Thank you for the link :)

Boundava
01-30-2018, 07:14 PM
Saw these at my LFS, they were a lot cheaper than $30 each. Gorgeous corys.

discusluv
01-30-2018, 07:17 PM
Boundava- You saw them locally? Cheaper? That is amazing! Looks like you have much better LFS than I do. The only corydoras I see locally are the most common species and most very sickly looking.

Boundava
01-30-2018, 07:52 PM
Fish Planet is very good LFS. He always has a good variety of fresh and saltwater fish/inverts.

discusluv
02-07-2018, 03:44 AM
Added some more eques to the group. Here is the latest video.

https://vimeo.com/254614956

steeler58
02-07-2018, 09:10 PM
I'm glad you got some more of these, very attractive cory, but to rich for my blood ;-)

discusluv
02-13-2018, 11:18 PM
The other group of eques I added are doing well, but, still, so shy they scatter for cover anytime they see me.{sigh}
I cant afford to add to the group anymore( at nine now) too expensive.
Do you think if I added any other type that they would feel more comfortable?
It is a 30 gallon tank, planted, with a Finnex 24/7 SE fixture. Maybe too bright? Although, they do come out under the lamp when I sneak into the room to peak at them and they dont see me.
Maybe I need to put some dense cover of floating plants.
Help! I am at a loss.
Here is the tank... they are with 12 Imperial tetras.,
https://i.imgur.com/PA9f82I.jpg

Slaphppy7
02-13-2018, 11:52 PM
I would turn the 24/7 feature off, and maintain mid to low level lighting for the next several days, just an experiment to see if it makes any difference

And dark tank at night...in the morning, increase the lighting gradually

discusluv
02-14-2018, 12:21 AM
Thank you, that sounds like a good experiment to me. Ill try it! :)