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    Default Breeding spotted cory catfish...what do i do??


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    Hey guys,

    So i have a 10g tank with 2 gauramis and 2 spotted cory catfish along with a balloon molly. Recently i had discovered the catfish had a few kids and these smal little guys are swimming usually staying in a tree at the top. The more aggressive gaurami stares them down and sometimes chases them around. Should I be concerned that they are going to get eaten or should I let them grow up in a smaller tank away from their parents?

    First time breeding has occurred with fish I own so im not quite sure to leave them and to remove them. All i know is I would rather they stay alive.

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    I wouldn't have expected cory fry to swim at the top of the tank, but I've never bred them myself. You sure it is cory fry and not the molly? It is a livebearer and if female could have been pregnant before you bought it.
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    Agreed. It's not at all unusual for cories to breed but for a single pair to breed would be exceptional. Cories do everything in groups. Cory young tend to stay low and hide a lot until they're aobbut 8-10mm and then they join the group

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    I've seen cory fry sitting on decor higher up in a tank. If you're talking free-swimming the the water, then no, it's not cories. Did you see the eggs? Cories lay adhesive eggs in clusters on the sides of the tank or on decor... usually pretty hard to miss.

    The gouramis will definitely eat the cory fry if they can. I've never had fry survive in my main tank. Heck, I've never had cory EGGS survive in my main tank. I've raised a few of them by moving them to a tank all to themselves though.
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    Well maybe they could be from the molly...looked up images similar to them in shape but should they be removed or will they get eaten?

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    If you have a safe tank to put them in (one that is already cycled) and you want to keep the babies that is probably your best bet. Though if the gouramis haven't eaten them by now they might just make it where you have them.
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    You could also net them and put them in a breeder net in the 10 gallon they're in now....
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    What spotted Cory are we talking about? Most are difficult to breed and indeed fry stays at / close to the substrate.
    No Cory, No Glory !!

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