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post #51 of 64 Old 06-01-2007, 11:57 AM
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Julie, Your success and posts about your Cory's have given me alot of information...and probably an excuse to buy another Tank
The pH that your Cory's seem to be thriving/breeding in is much lower than what I'm keeping my 29g tank at for the Guppies.
Yep...Just convinced myself to keep another person in the fish tank building business employed

I just posted some pic's of my cory's in the forums "freshwater fish close-up" room.
How can you not fall in love with these little guys...their active, colorful, and have alot of personality!
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post #52 of 64 Old 06-01-2007, 01:53 PM
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Very nice updates, Julie.:)

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Julie, Your success and posts about your Cory's have given me alot of information...and probably an excuse to buy another Tank
The pH that your Cory's seem to be thriving/breeding in is much lower than what I'm keeping my 29g tank at for the Guppies.
Yep...Just convinced myself to keep another person in the fish tank building business employed

I just posted some pic's of my cory's in the forums "freshwater fish close-up" room.
How can you not fall in love with these little guys...their active, colorful, and have alot of personality!
I agree! Cories are among my favourite fish. I've got a greoup of albino and peppered as well but only the bronze are breeding. It looks like the bronze are the only ones with males and females in the group mind you but TBH I have difficulty telling the sex of them.

I'll have a look for your photos now in the other section. Once I get my memory card in the post I'll be going "snap-happy" and posting loads of photos of all my fish including the parents, but ATM I can only take 3 photos before my memory is full and it's a bit of a hassle so I only posted the babies as they have been the most requested, LOL! :)
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post #54 of 64 Old 06-24-2007, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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Well, I'm very sad to report that on returning from my holiday, my cory babies are no more. They haven't made it and I'm gutted! Of the 11 cory babies and 4 snails in the tank only 1 snail is left. I moved the survivor to my other tank for them time being as the water params are crazy! I'm really sad to have lost them, especially after they all survived so long.
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Sorry to hear your loss, Julie.:( Hopefully, the cories will breed again when time comes.;)

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post #56 of 64 Old 06-25-2007, 03:02 AM
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I'm very sorry to hear that you lost the corys Julie, but welcome back.

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post #58 of 64 Old 06-25-2007, 01:30 PM
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I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. They were adorable and you put so much effort in raising them too. But there's always next time.
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post #59 of 64 Old 06-25-2007, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the sympathies. There is always next time but I got quite attatched to this lot as they were my first lot and I spent so much time with them. I thoguht that they had got to an age where I needn't worry so much as they were past the vulnerable "baby-stage". It is the last time I will ever leave my mum in charge of my fish anyway!

Most of my plants are dead as well - I don't know what has been happening when I was gone so once I get it all replanted they will hopefully breed again. This is something I should add to the thread as well - they seem to breed only in a well-planted tank.

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post #60 of 64 Old 10-02-2007, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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I know this is an old thread but I have a little update.

Most of the time when doing a water change I try to keep the tempertature pretty constant, with a degree or two at most however tonight I decided to experiment. I added new water (about 30%) 4-5 degrees cooler than the tank water. I know a slight drop in temp is often recommended when trying to breed cories but I have managed without much of a drop so far, no more than a degree or two cooler as I've already mentioned.

However, after the water change within minutes my tank turned into a sort of adult movie for fish! Cories were rubbing up against each other and generally being very exciteable indeed. After an hour or so I noticed them forming the T shape that they do when the male is fertalising the female. I don't see any eggs yet but there was a definite T formation and this is most certainly spawning behaviour!

I am almost certain that I will see eggs soon and will keep you updated on the progress. :D
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