Cory Eggs?

Discussion in 'Corydoras' started by Mcasella, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. McasellaFishlore VIPMember

    I got home from another week at work (short one thankfully) and looked in my downstairs community and noticed little "balls" on the tank wall. I have five albino cories (I keep trying to up their school but everytime the new ones die, i believe i have one or two males and three females) and more of these eggs have shown up, I do not believe it is the neon tetras because they scatter their eggs(? right?) and mine have not been showing breeding behavior, though my cories have been more active (they were well fed before i left, so i'm leaning towards them being their eggs). Is there any thing special I should do for these eggs? I don't think most of them are viable because most of them have been pretty much clear. I also don't have the extra tanks the babies can go in, would it be best to let "nature takes its course"?

    I am a little surprised at these because the tank is a little warmer (78), I didn't know that they would breed at warmer temps. I also rescued eight new baby swords tails that are clear and eyeballs and that is about it. I almost didn't see them, but I noticed something darting around and looked closer. They are now with my guppy fry as they are close in size and that tank has a ton of cover (it is beyond jungle but none of the plants, or fish, seem to mind). I believe I would be leaving the baby cories that hatched with the parents until I would be able to rehome them, that way I know they get the same food as the parents.
  2. CowBoYReXWell Known MemberMember

    They are Cory eggs but if you leave them their the parent as well as other fish will eat the eggs
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2016
  3. azbevValued MemberMember

    My 20-gallon is between 77 - 78 degrees with Neon Tetras, False Julii Corycats and 1 Dwarf Gourami. I was VERY surprised to see six Cory fry appears over about a two week period, various sizes so I assume hatched at different times. I never saw any eggs, anywhere in the tank and had done regular vacuuming and water changes, so I've no idea where the eggs were laid. At any rate, clearly all the eggs were not eaten. I re-homed four of the fry. The two I kept are doing well and growing like crazy. If you just leave the eggs alone perhaps you will be the lucky fish keeper to several cory fry, too. :)
  4. DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Change in airpressure triggers them as well.
    Lots of Corys spawn when there is a weatherchange.
    Cold waterchanges makes them think that's happening as well (artificial)
  5. McasellaFishlore VIPMember

    There have been some pretty large storms, but that has been happening just about every week this year...all the eggs still seem to be intact, not even my girls are going after them and they love picking small snails off the tank walls! (Similar size, so figured they would eat them over night.) The neons haven't touched them, I haven't been here for a week to do a water change (which they love because they play in the bubbles), so I think the food triggered them. There are currently four different laying sites on the tank walls (which shortly appeared after I saw the first one), probably close to about 60 eggs. I seem to have opaque and clear eggs from what I can see. (I can't really see a color change in the eggs because the tannins in my water make it a little yellow.)

    Thank you all!

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