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Thread: Corydora spawn?

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    Albino cories mated and have laid 20 or so eggs on the filter MEAR THE INTAKE! Amazingly, they positioned it where the eggs get no movement at all but I can't pantyhose the intake without trapping the eggs too! Help! Also, will parents eat fry? Thanks! Photo of eggs here:
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    Can you please give some more information about your tank and what fish it holds? This is important to help decide if you should move the eggs or the adults. Unless you have a specialized set up with two proven corys, my guess is that you'll need to move the eggs.

    You'll find lots of advice about moving cory eggs. My two cents....

    Once the eggs have been deposited and fertilized (happens at the same time pretty much) remove them to a safe haven. Corys don't hover over their eggs/spawn and protect them till maturity. Roll them off the filter with your finger and transfer them to the side of a container (an aquarium without other fish, a Tupperware container, a mason jar, etc,) filled with tank water and let them develop.

    With corys, the difficult part is not necessarily getting fertile eggs. Getting them out of harm's way and then feeding them well is usually a greater challenge.

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    Baxter brings up a good point. Are you also prepared to feed these little fellows if you are successful in hatching them? You will need to look into getting some fry food if they are going to have a chance at survival.
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    It's a 10 gallon tank with only the 2 cories. Wont touching damage them? I thought they were super delicate and even a bit of poking causes deformity to fish? :o

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    You'd be amazed how tough cory eggs are; you can use a credit card or your fingernail to gently scrape them into a breeder box

    Turn the filter off before you do this so that they do not get sucked up

    Position the breeder box w/eggs in a high flow area of the tank
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    Wow, just two cories? That is impressively lucky. Most of the time you need a nice shoal. I've never removed eggs so I'm not the best to tell you how to do it properly, but I know it is a very common thing to do with cory eggs. However, considering this new information, you may not need to move them. I'll leave that up to the breeders to tell you.
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    +1 to all above posts, never had corys but I've researched them and here my advice, move eggs into a breeder box with one of above ways mentioned and then put a airstone in the breeder box, just enough bubbles to move top of water and not move but kinda shake eggs I guess you'd say.
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    Oh and for feeding hard boil a egg and when its done cut in half and get the yolk out and put in a small tubaware container and add alittle water and mix the yolk and water until its kinda paty and then feed them twice aday with alittle bit of it, it will kinda explode into a ton of little peices when it enters the water, its very high in protein btw.
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    I have fry food, which is kind of like a powder, plus I have some brine shrimp. Will that be alright?

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    Alright, and I don't have a breeder net, could I just use a plastic or glass small fish bowl and put it floating in the tank?

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