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post #1 of 14 Old 08-06-2013, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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Unplanned "Eggnancy"/emergency, Please help!

Okay, I'm in shock and a bit of a panic...
I came into my room tonight (I don't spend all day in here) which is where I house my 20gal, and my 2.5gal tanks. Only to find that someone in my 20gal multiplied...! A LOT!!!

The only fish I have in here that have both males and females are, Neon and Glowlight Tetras, A pair of Cherry Barbs, and Corys. The eggs have to number about 100, all over the front and back of my tank. This was an unplanned "eggnancy," and the pain in the bottom, irresponsible parents laid them on the glass, plants, and under the plants. They however seem to prefer my live plant that has a wide leaf and is a bit scooped in the center. The eggs are very tiny, and white, and they seem to be in clusters.

I have a breeder box, and would like to transfer the eggs into it, but I need to know if it will kill the eggs, and what species they are so I can do research. Also what do I do with that many babies? How do I care for them? and do I put anything in the box like a plant, somewhere to hide, etc...?

Someone, please help me identify these new editions to my tank, how to care for them, etc... I would be more grateful then you could ever know!
Thank you in advance to anyone who replies.
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post #2 of 14 Old 08-06-2013, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
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Upon typing "cory eggs" into google and hitting "search"/"enter" I do believe I'm about to have cory's.....
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post #3 of 14 Old 08-07-2013, 07:45 AM
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It's quite possible your cories are multiplying, those are indeed cory eggs. lol The do like to stick their eggs all over the place. If it makes you feel better, it looks like the majority are unfertilized, but some certainly are. I couldn't tell you how many you'd get, but good luck. ^^; I wish my cories woulda bred, but they never did.
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post #4 of 14 Old 08-07-2013, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, I could feel the difference in them as I was scooping them off the side of the tank. Now it's just a waiting game...
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post #5 of 14 Old 08-07-2013, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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I didn't want any of my fish to multiply, but I'm slowly warming to the idea. And thank you :)
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post #6 of 14 Old 08-07-2013, 02:00 PM
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Well, right on. lol Unplanned multiplying can happen even when you try taking steps to prevent it.

Do you know how to care for the eggs and young? If not, I suggest looking into that, there are a few threads on here about cory egg and fry care, or you can make another help thread, there are also a lot of people who breed them that'd be happy to help you out if you need it. =)



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post #7 of 14 Old 08-07-2013, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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No, I have almost no clue how to care for them. I have to do more research... Lol. But I'll either figure it out or fail trying.
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post #8 of 14 Old 08-07-2013, 07:09 PM
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Corydoras are very easy to raise, after the egg stage which is only 4 days they are free swimmers, they look like tadpoles. You can feed them baby brine shrimp, sinking shrimp pellets, finely crushed flake food. It's a good idea to seperate the parents when they lay the eggs because the older fish and parents will eat the eggs off the glass, plants, and wood. Use a fine substrate so their barbels do not get injured.

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post #9 of 14 Old 08-07-2013, 07:22 PM
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Nice looking tank. What other plants in the tank are real other then the moss ball and Anubias? What kind of Cory's do you have?

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post #10 of 14 Old 08-07-2013, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you! I think my Corys are "Bronze Corys" and definitely Albinos too. I however have no clue what my oldest cory is, he/she is brownish and spotted all over and has been with me since day one back in 08 or 09. I got my other (I think 4, but now feel the need to count and make sure they haven't spawned before without my knowledge) Corys after super storm Sandy (I live in NJ) killed off my Shark and some of my Tetras.

This shoping trip induced me to buy Corys, Neons, Glowlights, female Cherry B's, and plants. So... the only other plant you didn't notice that is alive is the one directly to the left of the moss ball with the forked leaves. I am a no fuss person so I opted for plants that didn't need special lights that will give me trouble. However October is fast approaching and hurricane season should start ramping up so I should probably get more lol.
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