breeding albino/bronze corys
i have got 2 bronze corys and 2 albino corys and they have bred twice before for which was by accident but now im trying to trigger theyr spawing which i just cant do. im doing a 10 percent water change every other day and putting cooler water in, iv dropped the temperature of all the water by a couple of degrees(its now at about 26 degrees), and i give the live and chopped earthworms most days which they seem to enjoy.the female has seemed to get a bit fatter and the 3 males seem to chase her now and then. please could anyone tell me if i am doing anything wrong or give me any tips.
i cant give any tips im afriad but im curious - you said they have bred before. i know that bronze and albino cories are the same fish, but i still thoguht that albinos would only breed with albinos and bronze only with bronze. is this not the case? i have 3 of each and am keen on breeding them as soon as their tank is vacated however i thoguht id have to get another couple of each colour to ensure that pairs would form.
im not sue what the fry would end up looking like when they mature but when they hatched for me they looked healthy, they didnt not manage to grow because a guppy managed to jump into the floating chamber with them
were they definitely from parents of different colours? sorry if im asking stupid questions here but i have never bred before so don't know many of the simplest of questions
i think so as the female is an albino and theyre is two male bronze and one male albino , and they all seemed to be chasing after her she was depositing the eggs
yes i suspect since there the same species but different color they will breed. Its probably like humans where there is a 50/50 chance of getting a normal gene or the albino gene, i dont think there is an "in between"
I can't help you induce them to breed because i had the same problem. I tried everything under the sun to get them to start and then I gave up. 4 months later they were laying eggs every day for 2 months. All I can say is to keep their diet varied as much as possible, brine shrimp, shrimp pellets, blood worms sparingly, black worms are actually supposed to be the best for getting them in spawning conidtion. I think that pristine water conditions help and I would switch to changing 50-60% of the water once a week to try and get them started. Some veggies are algae wafers mixed in couldn't hurt.
I have read from a couple breeders that giving them their own home without fish that might pose a thread can help induce spawning and this could have played a role in my case because I moved the swords out and my 5 C. trilineatus had the tank all to themselves and a BN pleco.
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