Ian Fuller cory breeding tip - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 06-16-2008, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
tophat665's Avatar
 
Ian Fuller cory breeding tip

I attended a talk by Ian Fuller last Monday on cory breeding. Now, almost anything he said can either be gleaned from other threads here or is too complicated for me to go into in full, but one thing he said I thought was worth posting here:

In the tank in which you are hatching your cory eggs, put a couple of alder cones, if you have them available. They grow wild in most of the world where the temperature is not tropical. These have anti fungal properties that will keep you from needing to use methylene blue. The cones are clearly visible in the second image in the wikipedia article for Alnus glutinosa, the Black or Common Alder.

Where I come from (New England), they grow along lakeshores and creeks, and there are always a ton of little saplings (we called 'em weedy bushes).

In any case, Mr. Fuller tends to do his hatching in relatively small containers - 3 to 5 gallons at a guess, and in each he puts a couple or three alder cones and a layer of oak leaves.

Take it for what it's worth. I'm going to give this a shot next time I'm breeding cories.

Logic is only the beginning of wisdom
tophat665 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 Old 06-17-2008, 07:39 AM
Member
 
Amphitrite's Avatar
 
Thanks for passing on the tip, tophat!

I'm looking at breeding sterbais in the future and will definitely give that a go.. much better than using methylene blue which I'd be very reluctant to do.
Amphitrite is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Breeding Mollies and Breeding Guppies? First time breeder.. friaxh Livebearers 3 01-23-2010 09:55 AM
Cory ID ? MXS Freshwater and Tropical Fish 4 10-04-2009 10:27 PM
breeding albino cory catfish brianl78 Catfish 5 06-26-2008 10:02 PM
Green Cory and Emerald Green Cory gottalovethefish Catfish 1 03-14-2008 11:21 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome