I have a 10 gallon with a school of 6 albino corycats, and 6 "stray" platies that were dumped off at the veterinary office where I work. (It happens with all kinds of critters, last year it was a betta and 2 red eared sliders. Kittens in boxes are our most popular find.) I am in the process of getting a new tank for the platies, I did put a bigger filter on my tank in the meantime.
I woke up this morning to my first ever spawn of cory eggs. Never in all my years of being an amateur fishkeeper have I had this happen. From reading, I assume it's because my heater broke and I did a bigger than normal water change on Sunday afternoon.
I have a few large plastic containers, the kind that you get at a warehouse store full of cheeseballs. They hold at least 2 gallons of water, and I usually make them into betta houses. They have a fitted lid that I can poke holes through for air lines, etc...
Would this type of container, filled from the main tank, make an adequate nursery?
I have read a few different ideas on how to remove the eggs from my tank walls, everything from drinking straws to razor blades. And timing the removal varies from 12-48 hours from what I read. Any advice?
I have called my local fish store, a wonderful privately owned store full of amazing saltwater and freshwater fish. He is willing to take as many cory cats I can raise to a decent size, so they won't wind up overcrowded and miserable. I'll just keep setting up tanks until I have room for everyone. I have 2 tanks on order, 20 gallon longs. (By the way, I'm located in Northeast Pennsylvania, if anyone is interested in baby corycats anytime down the road.)