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mitcore
10-14-2007, 04:16 AM
my peppered cory dorys have just started to lay eggs for the 4th time
i have managed to put about 20 still on the leaf in the breeder box,
will they survive in there????
i have never had fry from them as the eggs always get eaten
will this help??????

Spyder
10-14-2007, 12:03 PM
The breeder box has holes for water circulation right? The eggs need alot of water movement or they will fungus. If you have holes for circulation then as soon as the hatch they will fall through into the tank and probably get eaten. With that said, I would get a small container or tank and put the eggs in there with an air stone for circulation and either a heater or keep it on top of your tank for warmth.

squirt_12
10-14-2007, 01:25 PM
congrats on the eggs :thumb:

Yah i would do what spyder said.
Also i think that you can buy stuff (liquid) that you put into the tanka dnit helps against fungus growth on the eggs.

Good luck.

gm72
10-14-2007, 01:41 PM
Just by way of clarification, Squirt is referring to Methylene Blue Trihydrate, which can be used to stop fungal growth on the eggs.

squirt_12
10-14-2007, 01:43 PM
Just by way of clarification, Squirt is referring to Methylene Blue Trihydrate, which can be used to stop fungal growth on the eggs.
thanks so much...i couldn't think of what it was called.

mitcore
10-15-2007, 01:25 AM
thanks
i have now got a net over about 30 eggs on the glass under the spray bar
this is very exciting
does anyone know how long they take to hatch?
also how do i keep the fry alive in the tank without getting eaten?

squirt_12
10-15-2007, 02:20 AM
i think that they take from 2-4 days to hatch. And you can keep the fry in the breeder box for a while until theya re big enough to swim with the other fish. You can feed them finley crushed flake food. Take the crushed food and place it in little water so it gets wet...then take an eye dropper ad fill it with the wet food and squirt it towards the bottom of the tank or breeder box and the fry will eat it.

Good luck with them. Make sure there are getting areation so that no fungus grows on them.

mitcore
10-15-2007, 02:53 AM
thanks a million
it is just so exciting
now if only my bristle noses would breed LOL

squirt_12
10-15-2007, 03:00 AM
what you have a male and female bristol nose???? omg that would be so cool if they did breed.

Ok well i think that it takes a little longer for the eggs to hatch. I was just looking somewhere and it said that they can take up to 7 days to hatch.

gm72
10-15-2007, 08:41 PM
I experienced 3-5 days.

squirt_12
10-15-2007, 08:55 PM
I experienced 3-5 days.
yeah that sounds right.....thanks gm for clearing that up.

mitcore
10-16-2007, 03:15 AM
i do have a male and female bristle noses
now all i need to do is to breed them but how LOL

CAF
10-16-2007, 04:20 PM
Most plecos and definately Anastrius species are cave layers. Give them a few caves and the male will choose one, the female will come over, kick him out and lay, he will go in and fertilize them and guard them while the female goes away to her cave.

gm72
10-17-2007, 12:41 AM
I'm glad I'm not a pleco. Takes all of the fun out of it!

mitcore
10-17-2007, 03:43 AM
he has his cave she just wont go in there