08-20-2012, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Pearl2011
Okay, that makes me feel better. And another question, if they breed, I could try to raise the babies in a spare 3.5 gallon tank (biggest I have and I cant get a bigger one) then once they get big enough move them to my ten gallon with 4 female bettas? Or would they become lunch??
Successfully raising cory fry in a community tank is next to impossible. While spawning may regularly occur, as it does in my 115g, the eggs will usually be eaten by any fish that finds them, including the corys themselves, and if any should hatch, the fry face a similar fate. If you want to raise fry, it would be best to isolate the corys in their own tank, then remove them when the eggs are laid. Some people remove the eggs as they find them, if the fish don't first.
Having used fine gravel for 15 years and now using sand, I would definitely recommend sand with corys.