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Old 04-24-2007, 02:54 PM   #11
 
Julie:

Can't help on that one.

Have "el zippo experience" and never researched it extensively.

TR
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Old 04-24-2007, 04:03 PM   #12
 
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Julie:

Can't help on that one.

Have "el zippo experience" and never researched it extensively.

TR
Sorry, I thoguht I remembered reading somewhere that you had bred cories before, but after seeing your post there I checked again and it says that you tried but were not sucessful - my mistake.

Well, I looked it up and it seems it's best to wait a few days before giving them the brine shrimp - in case anyone else has the same question.

Thanks anyway.
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Old 04-24-2007, 07:40 PM   #13
 
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Time to get out the baby brine shrimp cone and eggs!
Now why did that make me think of pickles with strawberry ice cream?

Congrats on the eggs. I just love cories, especially when they're tiny. I hope you'll be able to post some pictures.[/quote]
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Old 04-24-2007, 07:50 PM   #14
 
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Time to get out the baby brine shrimp cone and eggs!
Now why did that make me think of pickles with strawberry ice cream?

Congrats on the eggs. I just love cories, especially when they're tiny. I hope you'll be able to post some pictures.
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Thanks Trish.

I would love to post photos - I'm desperate for everyone to see my tanks and fish however the lack if digital camera is an issue. I have, on and off, been trying to convince my mum to lend me hers. So far she's not keen but very soon I'm going to be forced to resort to "If you loved me you'd lend me your digital camera". Hopefully that will still do the trick :D
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Old 04-25-2007, 05:26 PM   #15
 
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I had a good look at the eggs today (day 2) and they all all starting to go slightly brown, though still transparent except one which has a white blob in it. I can only assume that all the other eggs have not been fertalised somehow, and the one egg with the white blob in it is the only one which is likely to hatch?

Sorry is this is a stupid question, but I've never bred any egg-laying fish before and I really don't know what to look for or expect.
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Old 04-26-2007, 04:37 AM   #16
 
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Day 3:

I am beginning to think it is the other way round. I think that the one white egg is mouldy or whatever it is, and the others have baby fishes in them as they have little brownish bits in them, that look like they might be tiny tiny baby cory babies. They're too small to see well, but it looks like a larger dot for a head and a really tiny thin tail as well.

I really don't know what I'm looking for so in any case I am going to wait 5 days (as I hear they hatch in 3-5) and see what happens. If loads hatch I'll be delighted, if only one hatches I'll still be happy :)
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Old 04-26-2007, 04:42 AM   #17
 
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Congrats on the cories, Julie. Keep us updated.:)
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Old 04-26-2007, 06:15 AM   #18
 
how can we understand coris are male or female?


what about new news?
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Old 04-26-2007, 06:46 AM   #19
 
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how can we understand coris are male or female?


what about new news?
I'm afraid I cannot for the life o me tell which is which. It's supposed to be that females are a bit bigger and have a heavier body shape while males are more slender. I only know I have at least 1 male and 1 female because they have spawned. For all I know I have 7 males and a female, or the other way round.

No new news as such other than what I just posted. This is day 3, thoguh they were laid late on day 1, so hopefully I shall have news, in terms of fry, in a day or 2. I will keep you all posted :D
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Old 04-26-2007, 11:31 AM   #20
 
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It's supposed to be that females are a bit bigger and have a heavier body shape while males are more slender. I only know I have at least 1 male and 1 female because they have spawned. For all I know I have 7 males and a female, or the other way round.
Julie:

I am not trying to "throw cold water on you" but brace yourself for three reasons.

1) My sterbai are easily sexed when observed together. The males are visibly smaller than the females.

2) I have observed the classic "TEE" formation during fertilization (an observation which you have not posted).

3) ("and this is the real kicker") a female can lay eggs even though a male is not present in the tank.

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