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Just found a baby (cory?) in my tank - what do I do with him now?

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Just found a baby (cory?) in my tank - what do I do with him now?
Old 06-08-2013, 07:28 PM   #11
 
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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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Old 06-08-2013, 07:34 PM   #12
 
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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.
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:48 PM   #13
 
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Still think you'd have been just as happy with the net
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:18 AM   #14
 
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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.
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:50 PM   #15
 
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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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Old 06-10-2013, 04:37 AM   #16
 
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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Old 06-13-2013, 02:54 PM   #17
 
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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.
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:09 PM   #18
 
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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.
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:21 PM   #19
 
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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.
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