Amazed to find a baby!

Discussion in 'Corydoras' started by Marc M, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. Marc MValued MemberMember

    I have 11 corys in my 75 gallon. the other day I was trying to net some platy fry and I moved the centerpiece decoration and low and behold, there was a small cory perhaps 1/4 inch in length. I tried to net him/her for safety quarantining but it was too quick. I am just amazed at how I didn't pick up on any mouth brooding. Maybe I don't know what to look for?
     
  2. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    Corys don't mouth brood :) They lay eggs and leave them so many times they get eaten. Once in a while one or two will hatch and hide :) Congrats!
    Carol
     
  3. Marc MValued MemberMember

    My mistake. Do they just lay eggs in gravel or on plants?
     
  4. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    The female clutches them in her front fins and swims all over the tank and will find a place to deposit them. she will do this over and over and deposit them in several different places. I've had them on the glass, on plants, on decorations etc. you get the idea.
    Here's a better explanation :)
     
    Carol
     
  5. Beth1965Well Known MemberMember

    How cool is that?
    Beth
     
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