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Default Ahhh!! Cories Mating!!!

I believe after thoroughly watching a few YouTube videos that my cories have mated. I'm not even sure it's possible though because they're so young. I checked a few sources but i could not find what age they start to spawn. If the female lays her eggs, then i would have no idea what to do. I also have a betta in the tank, so she might eat the eggs. I might want to keep these eggs, and i've read it's very easy to breed cories but i still have no idea how to do it. If someone could give me an article ASAP it would be of much help.

From a suprised and not believing her eyes Pwat.

P.S. i have taken a video but i'm not sure it's the actual mating based off of the videos i saw. I will still post the ones i have taken and will take.

P.S.S. I want to add that they lost a lot of their color from all the chasing and are still going. They've never done this before.

P.S.S.S. They are quite young, about a few months i believe.
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This is a long article and covers a lot of stuff about corys.
http://aqualandpetsplus.com/Catfish,%20Corydoras.htm
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Ok thank you so much Dano! I'm not sure if they're 2 years old yet but they look quite young compared to the other Cories i see at the LFS when i go there now. Anyways thank a bunches, i'll try to update and see what happens.

It might've been like a sugar rush for the cories.
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my cories laid eggs about 6 months ago.. maybe not that long ago.
this is what i did..

i removed the eggs and placed them in a breeder net to keep them from being eatten.i added a airstone and put it right next to the basket to increase water movement..after they are laid they get hard so be careful and patient with them.mine were stuck on the filter skimmer and all in the plants..i ended up with about 30 eggs

i didnt know till after but turn the light off while waiting for eggs to hatch( i didnt know this and lost all but 8 eggs)
it took my eggs about 4-5 days to hatch..they had a yolk sack so i didnt start feeding for a few days...i fed crushed flakes..id drop it on the water top and would swirl the water gently to get them to sink..they grew fast and i had 8 survive in the net, but when i added them to my bigger tank i had 2 survive and still going strong wishing they would do it again but no luck

i think adding them to a cooler tank threw them into spawning...
ill try and add pictures of my babies this evening if you wanna see them.
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It doesn't really seem like any mating happened because there haven't been any eggs for 2 days now. I don't have any leads to what caused their excitement.

Ses, the pictures would be great! Thanks for all the info. Just one question: A breeder's net, you mean like the ones you stick into the tank that have the covering as a net?

Also, i can't exactly say so right now since they're young, but they all appear to be males . So i'll have to wait and see how it will end up.
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yeah the lil mesh box you hang on the inside of the tank.. keeps babies away from the bigger fish.
i think i picked thim up at petsmart for 3 bucks..

just keep an eye for eggs..and to make your chances better, if you have room,add a few more.. they love swimming in groups...granted 2 different types dont hang together...so stick with the same kind.my juli and bronze hardly interact with each other.

ill try and get valerie to get me some pics real quick
 


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