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post #11 of 14 Old 03-01-2009, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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moldy eggs and hatch rates

I am thrilled to have the babies, but the track record is 2 babies each time, whether I intervened or not!

I did notice that perhaps the adults lay the eggs in the hollow log tank decoration and it is under the filter system. Maybe the eggs have moving water around them which helps prevent mold? This is all a guess on my part.

If they spawn again, I am collecting the eggs in a breeder net and placing them in the same location as the log to see if the current will help them remain viable. Let me know if you try this or have done it in the past with success.

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post #12 of 14 Old 03-01-2009, 04:48 PM
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sound like you have better luck than me :)
i put the eggs onto a leaf,then put them in the breeder net near to the current,
i don't have a good veiw through the netting to see if they are all mouldy,
i guess i'll see soon because they'll either hatch or they wont.
i needed to remove them as the angel fish was following the corys around and eating the eggs as they were being laid.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #13 of 14 Old 03-04-2009, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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pics of newer baby cory and older baby cory

If I can get pictures uploaded...

Here is one of the 2 newer cory babies. You can see the black neon and above it on the driftwood decoration, cleaning algae, is a baby.

Here is one of older baby cory on the hollow log.

And here is a newer baby on the driftwood again.

The adults spawned again today so I will make a new post and upload photos of that too!

I am not used to having such little subjects to photograph, so the pictures stink. I need to find the owners manual and figure out how to take better ones. I actually have a decent camera; I just don't know how to use it!

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post #14 of 14 Old 03-04-2009, 03:23 PM
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aww so small :)
i hope they survive,good luck with the next collection :)

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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