Cories are such awesome fish. They make such good betta companions too. Years ago I had a 10g with an albino cory (at the time I didn't know they schooled, all my info back then came from what the LFS told me) some platies and a male betta.
The cory would make a game of teasing the betta. He'd wait half-hidden till the betta would swim by and then dash through the betta's fin, like a bull under a matador's cape. The betta would spin around to see who goosed him and the cory would already be back in his hidey spot, practically laughing.
One day when I get my river tank fixed, I want a school of them.
I hope some of your eggs survive and give you even more of the little guys! LOL, with your boyfriend so enchanted, maybe now is the time to set up another tank!