Just found a baby (cory?) in my tank - what do I do with him now? - Page 2 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
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post #11 of 19 Old 06-08-2013, 06:28 PM
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Well, this sucks - the breeding box just came and as I was setting it up, I realized it was cracked on the bottom corner and won't hold water. SO disapointed! I hope they send the replacement quickly.
It sits inside the tank, on the frame, doesn't it? So the water in the tank and the box will be the same.

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post #12 of 19 Old 06-08-2013, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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No, it's the Marina breeding box that sits on the outside. I got that one because it provides constant water flow.

-Kristen's tanks:

14g Tall:
Planted, eco-complete, Red Cherry Shrimp

16g Aqueon Bowfront:
Planted, eco-complete, 8 Ember tetras, 7 Green neon tetras, 6 Harlequin Rasboras

36 Aqueon Bowfront: Planted, sand, 10 Julii cories, 8 Zebra Danios
7 Cherry Barbs, Asst snails & Ghost shrimp
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post #13 of 19 Old 06-08-2013, 09:48 PM
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Still think you'd have been just as happy with the net

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post #14 of 19 Old 06-09-2013, 06:18 AM Thread Starter
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Still think you'd have been just as happy with the net
Maybe, but all the ones on Amazon had some less than stellar ratings for being cheaply constructed. Also I read online that because of cories plates they can get stuck in the netting kind of breeders.

-Kristen's tanks:

14g Tall:
Planted, eco-complete, Red Cherry Shrimp

16g Aqueon Bowfront:
Planted, eco-complete, 8 Ember tetras, 7 Green neon tetras, 6 Harlequin Rasboras

36 Aqueon Bowfront: Planted, sand, 10 Julii cories, 8 Zebra Danios
7 Cherry Barbs, Asst snails & Ghost shrimp
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post #15 of 19 Old 06-09-2013, 07:50 PM
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yea, the cheap nets aren't that great. I had one for my guppy and platy fry and a few would get stuck between the net and the plastic frame and get squished :/ you're better off getting something with a little higher quality.
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post #16 of 19 Old 06-10-2013, 03:37 AM
I have a cory about the size of yours, except that its an albino. I didn't really have to worry about it much as it would swim with its parents and eat the fish flakes. I also fed him/her shrimp pellets as it seems that it makes a good treat.

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post #17 of 19 Old 06-13-2013, 01:54 PM
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I've used my breeding net (like the blue one pictured in this thread) 3 times already, and I've only had it less than a year. Its worth its weight in gold! Its so convenient, and I can be sure the fry get enough to eat, since they are in a smaller area. I've never had a fry get stuck, either. The suction cup keeps it where I want it. When the fry are big enough to not get eaten (in about a month) i just swish them out, into the water, and the net is ready for the next batch. I always keep some moss and/or duckweed in there as it makes the babies feel safer.

10 gallon- 8 Harlequin Rasboras, 1 female betta.

20 gallonH - 1 Peacock Gudgeon, 2 Skunk Cories, 1 Sparkling Gourami. , one male betta, 2 nerite snails.

55 gallon - 3 Turquoise Rainbows, 1 Boesemani Rainbow, 2 Australian Rainbow, 4 Gold Dust mollies, 1 L. Dorsigera, 2 White Cloud Mountain Minnows, 1 Honey Gourami, 3 Cherry barb, 1 Koi Angelfish, 4 female betta.
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post #18 of 19 Old 06-13-2013, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
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I transferred the hatchling and the moss with the eggs on it into the breeding tank after I got it set up and can no longer find the baby. I don't know if he's hiding from me in the moss (doubtful) or just died and disintegrated or what. :( The eggs still look viable so maybe I'll get some more fry.

-Kristen's tanks:

14g Tall:
Planted, eco-complete, Red Cherry Shrimp

16g Aqueon Bowfront:
Planted, eco-complete, 8 Ember tetras, 7 Green neon tetras, 6 Harlequin Rasboras

36 Aqueon Bowfront: Planted, sand, 10 Julii cories, 8 Zebra Danios
7 Cherry Barbs, Asst snails & Ghost shrimp
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post #19 of 19 Old 06-13-2013, 06:21 PM
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They WILL hide, and pretty effectively, I might add. Its amazing how well they hide in just a little bit of moss! I had 6 molly fry, and I couldn't see them when I looked in the breeder until they realized I was nothing to be afraid of, and in a few days I saw them swimming around, ignoring me, LOL. So don't give up hope yet. Add a tiny bit (and I mean really tiny) of powered high quality veggie flake food or thawed frozen baby brine shrimp in there too.

10 gallon- 8 Harlequin Rasboras, 1 female betta.

20 gallonH - 1 Peacock Gudgeon, 2 Skunk Cories, 1 Sparkling Gourami. , one male betta, 2 nerite snails.

55 gallon - 3 Turquoise Rainbows, 1 Boesemani Rainbow, 2 Australian Rainbow, 4 Gold Dust mollies, 1 L. Dorsigera, 2 White Cloud Mountain Minnows, 1 Honey Gourami, 3 Cherry barb, 1 Koi Angelfish, 4 female betta.
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