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aemaki09 01-27-2013 05:33 PM

Help with my Cory eggs!
Hey everyone!
I came home to my peppered cories spawning earlier today, and have spent atleast 2 hours today getting their eggs off of my plants and into a .75 critter keeper because I noticed some of my betta sorority girls were eating the eggs. Right now I've got about 105 eggs (give or take a few) floating in the main tank and all thats inside of the critter keeper is a bubbler. Their temperature is at about 79*.

What else should I do to get them to hatch, and to keep them alive after they hatch?
I have micro & banana worm cultures for them, I also have some BBS that I can hatch if necessary. After they get a little larger I have bottom feeder pellets, omega 1 tropical flakes, and can get any other food if its highly recommended.
From what I've been reading Cory fry need about the same care as betta fry at the beginning, does that sound correct?

Also, I just had one of my betta pairs spawn today, would it be okay for me to put the cories and the betta fry in the same grow-out?

Thanks for any information that anyone has. I would like to keep as many alive as possible.
This was a completely accidental spawning. I knew I had 2 males 1 female, but I've had them 6 months and they had never spawned for me before.

Anyone that I dont rehome to friends, family, or people on here or other forums I'm a member of, will be going to the LFS which has expressed great interest in buying any of the fry I end up with of any species I keep, so I dont have to worry too much about re-homing.


Kuddos 2 U 01-28-2013 01:15 PM

After they hatch, they will not need to be fed for 1-3 days because of their egg yolks they feed off of. After that, feed them a variety of foods(especially food that helps fish grow to speed up the process) but make sure they eat it. If the eggs are fertilized, they are tannish and if not, remove them as they can infect other healthy eggs

aemaki09 01-28-2013 01:28 PM

The eggs are an off-white color, not exactly "tan" but definitely not white either. Is that how they are supposed to look?

Also; I've been told to add some fungal medication and do water changes daily so the medication will be gone by the time they hatch? Is that a good idea to do, or can I skip it?
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Cole mccallister 01-28-2013 01:51 PM

i think i remember seeing you say somthing about giving some to forum members and i live in hurriccane west virgina so we are not that far away i would like some but as for the help post som pics of the eggs so we may determine also the medication is for you to decied but i would reconmend it for the protection of the eggs

Thoth 01-28-2013 02:13 PM

Egg coloration seems to be different with each species. My C sterbai and C palaetus eggs are a whitish clear color while the C similis eggs are more of a tan color.

A white with a semi clear center would be normal. A solid white egg would mean that it is a non fertilized egg. The fungus attacks these eggs and will appear to be little hairs growing of the egg. Remove these eggs to prevent the fungus from spreading to healthy fertilized eggs.

aemaki09 01-28-2013 02:14 PM

Yeah, I plan to try to rehome some to members here, but the LFS will take any that don't find somewhere to go.

Here's a picture of some of the eggs
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Cole mccallister 01-28-2013 02:22 PM


Originally Posted by aemaki09 (Post 1409738)
Yeah, I plan to try to rehome some to members here, but the LFS will take any that don't find somewhere to go.

Here's a picture of some of the eggs
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they look fertal and healthy also i would like some considering i amon the path of the breeder and this is a good oppertuinty for me also i have plenty of fry tanks and empty fish wise tanks

aemaki09 01-28-2013 02:38 PM

I am happy to know they are fertile! :)

Anyone that wants some are welcome to have them. I am willing to ship so that's no issue. I don't know how much I will charge fr the fish, if anything yet though.

Does anyone know how long it would take for them to reach a sellable size? Once they are close I will post am ad in the classified section for them.
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Cole mccallister 01-28-2013 02:56 PM

Bout a month or so
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aemaki09 01-28-2013 02:59 PM

That's not too bad.
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