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im so excited.
my peppered cories were swimming together strangley last night, so i figured it was the mating dance, i looked uo a ...
are you sure they are eggs from cory's? They are said to exhibit little parental care after eggs are laid so you may wish to move them so they don't eat the eggs. after three or four days the eggs may hatch and then you will need some fry food for the little wigglers. :D PS I meant move the parents.
They will breed in pairs, it's just that it's easier if you have a group. My cories eat all of their own eggs off the glass within 24 hours. The snails also really like them. So, if you want to try to save the eggs and hatch some fry, you should remove anything in the tank that might eat them. Also, you can try verrrry carefully scraping the eggs off the glass with a sharp razorblade. Many people put the eggs in one of those livebearer breeding nets and place an air stone in the water below the net to keep the eggs tumbling. The eggs are also prone to fungus, so you might also want to treat with an anti-fungal as a preventative.
I've never tried to hatch any of my eggs before so I can't really give you any advice on taking care of the fry, but I assume they'll eat the usual stuff like prepared fry foods and baby brine shrimp.
I hear you. It would be really cool to try to hatch some of mine, but I really don't have anywhere I could put them to grow them out to a large enough size to sell. Your snails and cories will probably eat all of the eggs within a few days.