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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 02-23-2011, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
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Eek! My corys bred last night!

I am so NOT ready for babies. There's a snail munching on the eggs right now. Is it wrong to hope they all get eaten? I mean, I have a LFS that will probably take them but I have nothing to feed them. How dare they have a late night tryst!? Yesterday I did a big 50% water change and I realized I'd left the heater off since last weeks water change so I guess the extra 2 degrees and new water made them all frisky. There are 65 eggs.

I should get them out of there and dispose of them huh? I have NO WHERE to house 65 catfish.


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Scratch 65. I just found about 40 more on the back wall. AHHHHHHHH!

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Wow lol. I think you should save them.

Is this in your 16g community?


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Yeah, it's my community tank. I'm totally torn. On one hand, I know survival chances are slim. On the other hand, if I rely on that thought, I'll probably end up with all 100 juveniles in a 16 gallon tank. :/

I have no where to put such a large brood. I could go out, get a 20 long, set it up with a sponge filter, and move the eggs into it. I just don't know what to do. Gah, why now!?

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If the tank is heavily planted, maybe some will survive. :)


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Yeah maybe. I just found another large group of eggs in the back. I think I'm going to wait a couple days, see how many the corys eat and then remove as many as I can and dispose of them. I just read that they take a whole year to mature to the point where they can be sold. I have no room for 140 catfish for a year. Really, no room at all. I can't cram them in a 20 gallon either. That would just be wrong. Those bad, bad, bad corys!

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I hope for the best!

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I'm sure the snails are having a feast! lol Most of them will probably get eaten. Fishyinpa's cories spawned too and, I think only like 3-4 or so survived.
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Yep, the corys have already eaten half the eggs on the front wall. I think I'll leave off feeding for a few days. I was just panicked by the sheer numbers. I had guppies a long time ago in a 10 gallon and everyone assured me they'd eat their babies. I ended up with 40+ fish in a 10 gallon. And I was a lot less knowledgeable then I am now. The tank was a deathtrap. Everyone eventually died. So I'm a little nervous when it comes to little ones. Of course, I have a lot more resources and I know a lot more now.

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I think the cories breeding means that they are happy and well taken care of. :)
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