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Herky 10-20-2009 11:59 AM

Eggs! What to do...
 
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So I woke up today and lo and behold there are clusters of eggs on the side of my tank. As soon as I started looking closely at them, one of my angels came over and ate them all. I was a little disappointed, but I went to school and I came back and now I see two more in the same place. My corys have been going wild all day, and I believe after watching them that they are cory eggs. Is there any way I can protect them from my angels or are they pretty much just going to serve as treats?

Man, I feel so sorry for the corys...I've watched them come over and lay eggs about 3 or 4 times now, and as soon as they do the angels fight over eating them.

bearwithfish 10-20-2009 01:46 PM

you could make a divider to keep the big fish away. you may even want to keep the parents in there for a bit.. do a little reading on the breeding habits of cory's to be sure but a divider will certainly help

ferszty 10-21-2009 12:36 AM

maybe put the cory's in a breeding tank or put the angels in another tank until they hatch.

Rohland 10-21-2009 09:47 AM

you could gently roll the eggs off the glass, and put them into something like a pickle jar with an airstone and float it in your tank so it keeps the same water temperature.

bearwithfish 10-22-2009 11:25 AM

Rohland, i love the idea!!! could this be done with fish that make bubble nests??

Herky 10-22-2009 10:17 PM

It's too late, they all got eaten.


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