Can Cory Cats Lay Eggs Without A Male?

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So I have 3 albino Cory cats and a couple months ago they layer eggs but they all got a fungus. They haven’t spawned since then. Can they lay eggs without a male? Or do I have a male?
 

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I believe they need a male. Hence why they make their T shaped breeding postures to inseminate the eggs. I'm still waiting for my Albinos to lay eggs but i've gotten eggs from my Pepper and Green corys growing up in a 5.5 gallon.
 
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Ok so I definitely have a male right? Do you think there is a reason all the eggs fungussed over last time and they haven’t laid eggs since? I’m doing lots of cool water changes and really fattening them up, is there anything else I can do?
 

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Females can lay infertile eggs without a male present. I think kallililly1973 misunderstood your question to mean do they have to have a male to lay fertile eggs.
 
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chromedome52 said:
Females can lay infertile eggs without a male present. I think kallililly1973 misunderstood your question to mean do they have to have a male to lay fertile eggs.
Oh ok, so it is possibly I only have females?
 

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The males are smaller, the females get really round when they are gravid. You would be able to tell better from an overhead view. Gotta pic?
 
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I’ll post one tomorrow
 
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Here are two of them, the third one was hiding when I took the picture
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Ok, I’ll get a picture of the third one(I can’t really tell a difference between any of them)
 

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