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Coryologist 09-22-2007 07:30 PM

CW016 - C. teniente - First Recorded Spawning
 
Greetings Fellow Fish Lovers.

I am excited and proud to inform you that after a year of waiting, my CW016 (C. teniente) have produced about 50, of what appear to be, viable eggs, this morning. Additionally, we are actually watching the spawning taking place at this very moment. I was a bit hesitant to announce the news - so as to not jinx myself in actually getting fry, but my attitude is that oftentimes the first spawning of any Cory group is unsuccessful as it can take them a few times to get it right. Now that I know they are capable of spawning, I will be disappointed if the first spawn fails, but confident that they will get it right, eventually.

Spawning is in the usual Cory fashion, but all eggs have been laid on broad leaves and roots of floating plants. No eggs, as of yet, have been deposited on the glass or the bottom of the tank. Eggs are medium size and laid in flat groups of 8 to 10 on the leaves and individually in the roots. This specie supposedly comes from an area devoid of plant life, so I find this a bit curious.

We are currently waiting for all spawning activity to cease so we can remove the adults from the tank. I plan to leave 50% of the eggs in the current tank and move the remaining eggs into a tank that has eggs hatching almost everyday, from various other species.

I was very thrilled when my C. weitzmani spawned, but that took only a few months after acquiring them. This group has been about a year, almost to the day, to produce eggs. This makes me tend to believe that these are annual spawners.

October 12th will mark my 50th anniversary of raising tropical fish. I would be less than honest if I did not tell you that this is without a doubt the most excited I have ever been, in that entire time. I can't sit in the chair to type. :-)

I truly feel that this specie is one of the most beautiful Corys I have ever had the pleasure to keep. Hopefully I will be able to propagate this fish in significant numbers to start supplying some to other breeders in a concerted effort to make this fish available to more hobbyist, at a more affordable price.

Thank you for allowing me to share my good fortune with all of you.

Warmest regards,

Frank

P.S. Really now. Isn't this one of the most beautiful Corys you have ever seen?

http://www.laurellakeguppies.com/corys/cw_016_1a_lq.jpg

Falina 09-22-2007 07:56 PM

That really is exciting Frank! I hope you will post some photos if the eggs do hatch and you get babies! I would really love to see them.

It is a very beautiful cory I agree. I'm excited for you.

Congratulations! :D

Coryologist 09-22-2007 08:00 PM

Photos
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Falina
That really is exciting Frank! I hope you will post some photos if the eggs do hatch and you get babies! I would really love to see them.

It is a very beautiful cory I agree. I'm excited for you.

Congratulations! :D

Hi. TYVM. Yes, I will be posting pics. I have the eggs in 4 tanks - so, hopefully I should see some wigglers. - Frank

MattD 09-22-2007 11:14 PM

Congratulations.

I've peeked at your list of Corys a while back, it's impressive to say the least. For you to be excited about such a thing must be a serious event indeed.

Post pics soon for sure! :D :D :D

tophat665 09-23-2007 11:36 AM

Sweet! Lovely fish. Best of luck with the hatching.

Lupin 09-23-2007 08:34 PM

Wow, congratulations, Frank!:welldone: That cory is cool-looking.8)

Good luck with the eggs.:D

Coryologist 09-23-2007 08:58 PM

Thanks and Eggs
 
Hi, all. TYVM for your kind words and encouragement. I'm happy to report that 36 hours after spawning the eggs look very good. I hope I'm about half way home to wigglers. I'll be sure to keep you posted. - Frank

Falina 09-24-2007 09:28 AM

That's great Frank. I'm really very pleased for you and so excited to see the photos. :D

Hail Cories! :lol:

Amphitrite 09-24-2007 09:36 AM

Wow - congratulations!! All the very best of luck with the eggs! :D

Falina 10-12-2007 09:49 AM

How did it go? Did you have any luck with them?


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