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  1. #1

    Default Corydoras melini and Corydoras eques


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    anyone have experience with these two species?
    which gets bigger? hardier? easier to feed/breed?
    anything possibly relevant?

    thanks a lot.

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    I have had C. melini, but have never seen C. eques locally. Over the past 20 years I have kept perhaps two dozen species of wild caught corys. As far as hardiness, with the exception of the dwarf species (C. pygmaeus, etc) all species are much the same. I won't get into details unless you ask. These will be wild caught so attention to their habitat water parameters is important.

    Feeding should not be a problem; I have never had any that did not immediately take to prepared sinking foods (shrimp pellets, etc); live worms or frozen bloodworms are a nice treat but no more than once or at most twice weekly.

    As far as size, most of the corys are about the same, around 2 inches; the larger species have now been moved out of Corydoras and into Scleromystax but this doesn't concern the two species here.. Planet Catfish gives 2.2 inches for C. eques, and 1.8 for C. melini.

    Spawning is not always easy, but having said that, I have had several spawnings in my community tank and even a fry or two have survived without any interference from me.

    Given the lovely colouration of C. eques [see http://www.planetcatfish.com/common/...ecies_id=1351] and if they are locally available to you, i would sure go for these.

    Byron.

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    Funny thing about C. eques is they have been around since 1876 but only recenctly been imported in fair numbers, as Byron suggested if you've got access to them and looking for the bigger of the two, go with the Egues, here's a good video showing thier awesome colors.



    Here's some more good information on them: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...56146854,d.cGE
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    I made some nice pics of Melini at Zoo Zajac in Duisburg Germany I liked too add. Is it correct that's impossible / i am not allowed to place any pics by Tapatalk?? Cheers Aad
    No Cory, No Glory !!

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    Aargh. Went out and got them today. Upon closer inspection they turned out to be melanotaenias...

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    Quote Originally Posted by madagascariensis View Post
    Aargh. Went out and got them today. Upon closer inspection they turned out to be melanotaenias...
    Still not a bad choice, very similer but the melanotaenias prefer a lower temp.
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    Agree, no warmer than 23C/73F.

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