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Falina 04-15-2007 11:43 AM

need advice QUICKLY!!!!!!
i have waited so long for my cories to breed. after so long they havent so i assumed i had all boys or all girls. however i have eggs on the side of the glass!!!!!!

what do i do? i have a tank set up waiting on molly fry which the eggs can go into but i need to know how to remove them safely QUICK!

please help


jones57742 04-15-2007 02:14 PM


Several weeks ago I observed my Sterbai breeding (no joy though as no observable eggs on the sides or bottom).

I found the following just in case of joy


Falina 04-15-2007 03:16 PM

jones - thanks. that was quite useful and ill take the advice given there about putting them in a breeding unit inside the tank theyre already in

i hope you start to have more luck with yours

- julie

herefishy 04-15-2007 08:32 PM

My breeder tanks are strictly species tanks. I do have community tanks where fish are breeding all of the time. I just don't pay any attentions to those tanks. If you intend to raise the young cories, I would remove any other fish you have in that tank. Hopefully, you have an extra that is large enough. Once the young have hatched and are large enogh to move, I would move both the parents and the fry to new living quarters. A 10g tank is sufficient. I would also seperate them, so that the adults could continue their routine, and the fry could be raised.
Just another reason to get more tanks. lol

Falina 04-16-2007 11:16 AM

the 6 of them are in a 10g tank with a betta. i would move the betta to my other tank but he would get terrorised by my blind cave tetras. i bought a 30g tank last night but i have still to make the stand and cycle it but perhaps in time if they spawn again i could do as you suggested.

i have them in the breeding unti for now. hopefully some will hatch and i will try and raise them in the breeding unit until they are swimming where they can go in the 3g with the molly fry when it finishes cycling and i add the molly fry anyway. (i dont think the molly fry would eat the cory fry would they?)

thanks for the advice

Falina 04-16-2007 11:17 AM

sorry i meant to add:

i was as careful as possible when moving them but i still worry that they were damaged. if they do hatch, when should i expect to see some babies? they were laid last night

Amphitrite 04-16-2007 12:06 PM

It's normally around 3 - 5 days. Good luck Julie, I hope you have success with them:)

Falina 04-16-2007 02:17 PM

thanks kate

i hope so too :)

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