BRONZE corys eggs!!!

Discussion in 'Corydoras' started by ILOVECORYS, Apr 9, 2012.


    ILOVECORYSValued MemberMember

    As it is a bank holiday monday today here in UK, therefore I had all day in front of my tank :)

    And while watching, I noticed the bronze corys were chasing each other (they have done for a couple of days).

    Then I get to see all the action!!!

    The "T" position and eggs go into her anal fins like a pair of hands holding the eggs.

    She swam around to find suitable place before laying her eggs.

    Unfortunately other fish ate some eggs before I could get them out.

    But they spawn over and over..... and over again and I managed to save around 100 eggs which I transferred to a small tank with filter, heater and water from same tank.

    I ordered some Liquifry food today. Read somewhere it says eggs hatch after 3 days.

    Fingers crossed, I might have some bronze cory babies :):):):):):)
  2. kinezumi89

    kinezumi89Fishlore VIPMember

    How exciting!! Be sure than the fry won't get sucked up the filter; either use a sponge filter or cover your intake tube with pantyhose (but even then they may get stuck to it...)

    Good luck! I would ask for you to send me some, but you're a little far away... ;)
  3. OP

    ILOVECORYSValued MemberMember

    It's a little stingray filter.

    I will wrap some white floss stuff around it. Hope that helps the fries as I don't have a sponge filter

  4. plecodragonWell Known MemberMember

    Couple of questions:
    How large was the tank you added the eggs too? Cory fry are very very tiny when they are hatched. If the tank is too large then they could have trouble finding food.
    Do you have a turkey baster or could you get a new one? That would be used to suck up fungused eggs and to every now and then to move the eggs around(keeps then cleaner) Also can be used to suck up leftover food.
    After the fry hatch don't feed them for one or two days after as they have an egg sac and won't eat, so any food you add will rot and foul the water.
    Good luck with your future fry.

  5. OP

    ILOVECORYSValued MemberMember

    It's a very small tank 21 uk liter.

    I will have to get a turkey baster.

    Thank you :)
  6. kinezumi89

    kinezumi89Fishlore VIPMember

    The turkey baster I got (for fish only, of course) is probably my most useful tool! Remove debris from a tank, siphon out a small amount of water (testing, acclimating fish), feed fish who don't seem to understand feeding time....definitely a useful investment.
  7. apple429

    apple429Well Known MemberMember

    Congrats!!! :;toast

    Please keep us posted on what you are doing, I have a couple panda cory's that are starting to chase each other. I haven't raised cory fry yet, so this should be VERY helpful!
  8. LyndaB

    LyndaBFishlore LegendMember

    I never removed my eggs from the community tank. The only thing eating the eggs was my assassin snails. The fry that survived lived in the java moss for a while, eating micro nutrients and then, when they were big enough, they came out and started eating crushed algae wafers/flakes.

    Good luck with them! They are really cute little buggers.
  9. Cathy B

    Cathy BNew MemberMember

    Congratulations. How wonderful that you were home to see it all happen. Keep us posted please?
  10. OP

    ILOVECORYSValued MemberMember

    Well today is the 4th day.

    Some eggs turned White as expected but majority of them are ok with black dot in the middle.

    Now off to work so if they hatch I won't get to see them till tonight after work.

    A busy weekend ahead as I'm putting 6 young koi into the pond this weekend.

    So that tank will be spare and will be used for grow out :)
  11. Donnerjay

    DonnerjayWell Known MemberMember

    PICTURES! We want PICS! :)
  12. OP

    ILOVECORYSValued MemberMember


    Some hatched today!

    Around 15-20 so far.

    Very tiny and cute.

    Hopefully the rest will hatch later and at the latest tomorrow.

  13. Aquarist

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Good morning,

    :animal0068:Zigzagabout, I am moving your posts and related posts to your own thread already in progress.


    Last edited: Apr 16, 2012
  14. OP

    ILOVECORYSValued MemberMember

    They are 4 days old today.

    More active & swimming up the tank more.

    Growing quite fast too.

    So excited to see them get big.
  15. Donnerjay

    DonnerjayWell Known MemberMember

    Nah, didn't happen unless we see pictures! (just kidding...congratulations again!)
  16. OP

    ILOVECORYSValued MemberMember

    They are 8 days old today.

    Won't see much if I took some pics. Still very tiny.

    They are more active tho :)
  17. OP

    ILOVECORYSValued MemberMember

    They turned 3 weeks yesterday.

    There are around 10 fries left that I cold see.

    Can't believe how big some of them have grown.

    Hope these last lot make it to adulthood :)
  18. Donnerjay

    DonnerjayWell Known MemberMember

    OK, now are they big enough for pictures? Want to see your babies!!!!
  19. LyndaB

    LyndaBFishlore LegendMember

    No pictures yet? Wassup!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  20. OP

    ILOVECORYSValued MemberMember

    it's so hard to get a decent shot. I need to learn to take pics of fish in tanks properly.

    They'll be 4 weeks on saturday. Some are huge!!! very cute :)

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