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post #1 of 18 Old 10-06-2009, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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I think these are cory eggs, so what should I do now?

I usually check out my tank after come home from work, so I did the same thing tonight. To my surprise, I found these white little eggs in my tank. At first I thought those are snail eggs, but when I looked closer, noticed that they are different from the snail eggs that I saw before. They are bigger with white dots in them. I got 7 platies, 1 tetra, 2 danios, 1 pleco, and 5 corys in my tank. I know platies are live bearers. The only one I can think of egg layer would be the cory. I only have one tank (29g). What should I do now? I saw some eggs on the gravel, and many on the mag float.


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post #2 of 18 Old 10-06-2009, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, I have one of those breeding net that I bought back when I have platy fries in the tank. I just put the mag float inside the net, hope that will work.
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post #3 of 18 Old 10-07-2009, 04:00 PM
wow what kind of cories do u have and how long have u had them?
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They do look like cory eggs. I can't offer any advice on care. My cory only laid eggs one time and I did not allow them to hatch out.
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These are albino corys. Right now I moved the mag float to the breeding net. There are still some eggs left on the gravel. How long does it takes for the fry to hatch from the egg?

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oops, didn't refresh the page after post.

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post #7 of 18 Old 10-08-2009, 02:35 PM
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I used to breed cories.

If you truly want to hatch them,take them out and put them inside a breeder net in the tank. Mine laid eggs on the sides of the glass so I had to carefully get them off with a credit card and my fingers. Once I got them off the glass I just made them hang onto the inside of the breeder net-they are very sticky and are a challenge to get off of your fingers! Once that chore was over,I use methyline blue in the tank. It's an antifungal and will dramatically raise the success of your hatching. It will turn your things blue in the tank,silicone plants and all so remove what you don't want tinted.

I can't remember exactly how long it took for the first ones to hatch,wasn't but four days i think for the first few but it took a whole week for all of the eggs to hatch,it was gradual. Once they were born,I waited a whole day for them to absorb some of their egg sac and for their food,the first week I boiled an egg,Remove the egg yolk,mash it to mustard consistency with some water. Dip a toothpick in the egg mush,and then in the water where the baby cories are. Don't do it more than just a small swirly cloud in the breeder net or you will pollute the whole tank! I did that twice a day,after they got this big _____ and started resembling cories I mashed flake food and bloodworms with a mortar and pestle until it was like fine talcum powder. They thrived on that. I had so many cories I couldn't get rid of them fast enough.

Remove the eggs immediately,the adult cories will eat them as fast as they laid them. Any other questions just ask,I used to love breeding cories it was so easy!

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post #8 of 18 Old 10-08-2009, 04:29 PM
did they hatch yet?
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How much of this methylene blue should I use? I only have one 29g tank. The instruction on the bottle said 1 teaspoon per 10gal. I only used half of teaspoon today. I removed the ornaments from the tank, but I still have live plants and driftwood in it.
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I followed the directions on the bottle. And I added a few more drops to that. Your water will be a nice deep blue when you've added it according to directions. Don't skimp on it,eggs get fungus on them really fast and you'll be glad you had it.

Live plants and driftwood will be okay. It didn't kill anything in my tanks and I used it all the time.

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