So I have been told by a few of you to breed these cories that I have so I am going to attempt to do that. But --- remember I am greedy and untalented in this area so I am looking for some expert guidance which I know that there are many out there.
90g - shallow tank- 4ft L x 24" Wide and 20" tall broken into 4 equal compartments with each having a spray bar across the top from an FX5/6 canister but each having a drain back to the canister and a sponge filter in each. Inline hydor heater set to 76-78F for some and 80-84F for the warmer cories. All the tanks will be on separate FX5/6's and operate separately except with a central air pump (General Hydroponics- dual diaphragm).
Do I go bare bottom, add ghost shrimp, sand bottom, mops and whatever else I should know?
I have live, pellet, frozen and repashy (Spawn and Grow) food available as a great fattener/conditioner. As well as 25% weekly water changes - pH7.8 and high TDS (330-400) but I can adjust it with my water softner (Kinetico and RO) as well as lower the pH down to 6.0 if needed.
Cories in Tank 1: C.weitzmani, green lasers, similis, and reynoldsi - 76-78F
Cories in Tank 2: C.duplicareus, adolfi, sterbia and these CW87/68? or the Yellow cats (C123)
Apistos Tank 3: off topic but can you or has anyone ever kept both Apistos and cories together and bred them? I have A. viejeta (Red), Agassiz (Orange Fire), Cacautoides (Dbl red) and Pandurini that are ready to start already as well as German Blue Rams.
Anyways any feed back is appreciated as I want to get started on these tanks asap as they will take 10 days to build from a LFS.