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post #31 of 49 Old 04-12-2008, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
Thanks :D however its been months since the last spawn, and althought the male has been at the female, there is still no eggs. i dont think there has been any changes in the tank since the last spawn. any ideas on why they havent spawned?
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post #32 of 49 Old 04-12-2008, 11:30 AM
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The weather? Cories tend to spawn in conjuction with drops in barometric pressure I believe. I think the fall is the time that they feel most inclined to spawn. Try adding water slightly cooler (2 degrees) when doing a water change, I've heard that can trigger spawning. Also, live foods always help, cories eat blackworms like spaghetti!

If you want to get really into it, I believe breeders trigger spawning by simulating drought and then rain. Something about letting the water level go down and then adding real rainwater or cooler water? I can't remember exactly, but you should be able to find the info around. Here's one article I found on simulating dry & rainy seasons:
http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aquarium/seasons.php
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post #33 of 49 Old 04-12-2008, 11:34 PM Thread Starter
thanks i will try to drop the temperature in my next water change and try get some live food. thanks again :D
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post #34 of 49 Old 04-13-2008, 11:06 AM
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post #35 of 49 Old 04-13-2008, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
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yea i will :) , i forgot to post for the last couple of weeks sorry
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post #36 of 49 Old 04-13-2008, 11:28 AM
I have found that, in my many spawnings of various species, that a water change triggers spwaning. I don't mean the 25% water change that we do weekly for maintainence. I mean a 50%-75% water change!! The fresh oxygenated water is a sign if the "rainy" season for many fish and this is the time that many spawn in the wild.
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I have found that, in my many spawnings of various species, that a water change triggers spwaning. I don't mean the 25% water change that we do weekly for maintainence. I mean a 50%-75% water change!! The fresh oxygenated water is a sign if the "rainy" season for many fish and this is the time that many spawn in the wild.
thanks ill try that, i would like to try again with another cluth. the male is showing signs of wanting to spawn but the female is unintrested. i will also try to get some live or frozen food for them. thanks again :D
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post #38 of 49 Old 04-14-2008, 09:11 AM
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Good luck with them!

Bob is 100% spot on with his advice. If they're not spawning on their own definitely give the large water change a go. It's worked, inadvertantly, for me many times. :)
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post #39 of 49 Old 04-14-2008, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
thanks yea the bext water change is due and ill do 50% i would love another spawn :D
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post #40 of 49 Old 04-14-2008, 09:45 AM
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Here's another tip which somebody recently gave to me: when changing the water, pour in the new water from a bit of a hight, as the splashing will also help simulate the rainy season.

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