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01-15-2008, 03:14 AM
Terrible cory fry update. All dead, all 10 or so of them. Must have missed an ammonia spike as they grew larger. I even did a partial water change on Saturday.

This was my first experience with my DIY sponge filter and my first attempt at actually growing out the fry. I have had fry before and they just survived in the main tank without removing eggs, etc. Would have been better off just leaving them alone maybe.

Not feeling good, very sad situation.

01-15-2008, 03:16 AM
Sorry to here that. Could of also been a bad batch of eggs

01-15-2008, 03:16 AM
sorry to hear about the loss :(:11:

01-15-2008, 03:17 AM
These things happen GM, even though you feel bummed out about it, we have to try new things from time to time:thumb:

01-15-2008, 03:22 AM
If you have a breeding pair of corys, I wouldn't doubt that they will spawn a second time. Keep your chin up ole boy!

Is it possible to fit the sponge from your sponge filter into one of your filters? That way, you would be prepared for the next batch.

01-15-2008, 03:27 AM
Sorry to hear about your cories, I also lost a batch of 5 about a month ago, it didn't take long for the water to get cold at night when the heat went down, was heartbreaking. Sorry again

01-15-2008, 03:47 AM
Bummer. Sorry GM. Don't worry, you'll be successful soon enough! You're an AWESOME aquarist!

01-15-2008, 03:50 AM
I am very sorry for your loss, I have been breeding them for years and you will always loose one or two batches of fry no mater what you do. so keep up the your spirits and soldier on. You will soon have more very soon and things will more than likely work out just fine, Keep you chin up.

Lady Hobbs
01-15-2008, 04:33 AM
Could be corys are a hardest fry to have. Maybe they didn't get enough of eat. Who knows but sorry for your loss.

01-15-2008, 04:42 AM
Sorry! It's tough when you actually make an effort to rear them!

01-15-2008, 04:45 AM
dont feel bad, its hard. i used to breed and sell albino corys, i put 30-50 in a tank and waited for eggs, i literally had 5 batches die on me at first before i got the hang of it

01-15-2008, 06:25 AM
You gave it a good go, you're pretty knowledgable, so you'll get there in the end.

01-15-2008, 07:02 AM
Sorry about the loss. Most of the time trying to rear them fails. I have had 2 batches go bad so far. They are difficult. I have 3 cory fry that survived in the main tank. I think they do better in the main tank than trying to rear them.

01-15-2008, 10:14 AM
Sorry to hear about your loss gm72. Cheer up buddy!

01-15-2008, 11:10 AM
So sorry for your loss... as most have said there will be eggs again soon and as tough as it is we often learn from mistakes. If I raise cory fry apart I always use filter material and water from the main tank they were laid in ...


01-15-2008, 12:28 PM
cory fry do better in a well established tank with lots of mulm/detritus to root around in. Don't give up, you will succeed!

01-15-2008, 02:21 PM
Sorry you lost all your fry GM! You've gotten some good tips to try next time though. I bet you'll be successful soon!

01-15-2008, 10:18 PM
Thanks kindly for all of the support, folks. Just sucks. I mean, I have a random cory fry that grows up just fine in the main tank. Then I decide I'd like to add another school to another tank, go through all of the trouble to set up the growout tank and it spelled doom. Oh well, as said already, that breeding pair will be at it again in no time. I think perhaps next time I'll add established media to the sponge filter and see how that goes.

Thanks again, very very helpful.

01-16-2008, 12:20 AM
If it would make you feel better, you can come and pick up what looks like a horrendously pregnant platy from me.

01-16-2008, 12:24 AM
Sorry GM, I know how it feels, I lost that batch of convict fry a month back.

as they say bro, keep your chin up.....

01-16-2008, 01:55 AM
keep something in the grow out tank to keep the filter going until you need it again

01-16-2008, 03:04 AM
Exactly what I am thinking. I am thinking a single male dwarf gourami.

01-16-2008, 03:35 AM
Don't want the platy, eh?

Fine! Be like that!


01-16-2008, 04:48 AM
really sorry to hear that Gary.

01-16-2008, 11:47 PM
Don't want the platy, eh?

Fine! Be like that!


I'll be right over to get it, Rue!