10-08-2009, 01:35 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!