Female With Eggs?

  1. July Initiate Member

    I can't exactly tell if my female Sterbai cory is just full from food, bloated (I hope not), or is carrying eggs. I can get more photos if needed. They are in a 36 gallon, 5 sterbai cories in total (I used to have 6, one died shortly after bringing home), and one male betta.

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  2. BeanFish Well Known Member Member

    The pics are a bit small and far away from the corydoras but to me the fish looks normal. Female corydoras are naturally fat.
     

  3. July Initiate Member

    Ah, okay! I'll still keep a close eye on her, just in case. I would love to try to raise some fry.
     
  4. Mcasella Well Known Member Member

    She looks very similar to when my ablino females get heavy with eggs, so if you have a male or two old enough to breed you will likely see some eggs!
     

  5. DoubleDutch Fishlore VIP Member

    Looks as a healthy wellfed gravid female indeed.
    Corys in fact can hardly bloat cause of their plates : therfor if they do the eyes "pop out" cause those are the weakest spots in their armour.