Thread: I think my corys are mating
03-26-2007, 04:17 AM #1
I think my corys are mating
Never seen them act like they are today. I have only two and they act like everyones corys...sleep all day. They don't even hang together usually.
Today the larger of the two will not leave the smaller one alone. The little panda can't get two inches away from the larger of the two. Both were digging a pit in the gravel as well and I've not seen any of this behavior previously.
I've not been able to find out much about their breeding ritual other than the female is larger. That doesn't apply here unless the female is the one who is the most aggressive and I doubt that. The small panda is the one laying in this hole in the gravel now, as well.
I did read that when they lay eggs, the female sticks the eggs to the side of the tank. Carries them in her fins. I have put a glass in the tank hoping they will go in there and be away from the other fish "just incase." I've also read lowering the tank temps promotes them to mate and my thermometer broke this week so there's been no heat in that tank. It's about 70.
Can anyone shed some light on breeding these fish. I don't know if they should be separated once they have eggs or anything much about them.