I came home to my peppered cories spawning earlier today, and have spent atleast 2 hours today getting their eggs off of my plants and into a .75 critter keeper because I noticed some of my betta sorority girls were eating the eggs. Right now I've got about 105 eggs (give or take a few) floating in the main tank and all thats inside of the critter keeper is a bubbler. Their temperature is at about 79*.
What else should I do to get them to hatch, and to keep them alive after they hatch?
I have micro & banana worm cultures for them, I also have some BBS that I can hatch if necessary. After they get a little larger I have bottom feeder pellets, omega 1 tropical flakes, and can get any other food if its highly recommended.
From what I've been reading Cory fry need about the same care as betta fry at the beginning, does that sound correct?
Also, I just had one of my betta pairs spawn today, would it be okay for me to put the cories and the betta fry in the same grow-out?
Thanks for any information that anyone has. I would like to keep as many alive as possible.
This was a completely accidental spawning. I knew I had 2 males 1 female, but I've had them 6 months and they had never spawned for me before.
Anyone that I dont rehome to friends, family, or people on here or other forums I'm a member of, will be going to the LFS which has expressed great interest in buying any of the fry I end up with of any species I keep, so I dont have to worry too much about re-homing.