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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-06-2010, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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Bronze cory spawn too much?

So I have a trio of cories that I got from a coworker of mine who got them less than a year ago, they were not keep under the best conditions. But i took them anyway and added them to a 10g that I just recently put some shrimp in anyways and on to the question.
They spawn all the time after about a month ago they spawned for the first time and now they spawn almost every week is this bad? I read that water changes can trigger a spawn which i do bi-weekly but there not cold water changes, I dont feed them that much but every week they spawn will this wear out the female? (she has laid eggs at least 4 seperate times that i can tell maybe more...)

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-06-2010, 11:19 PM
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My emeralds and sterbai do the same thing. They spawn like craaaazy. I do weekly/bi-weekly WC's and no matter what the water from the faucet is always colder than the tank water due to the fact it's summer. I think even slight drops in temperature can trigger them to spawn. When the heatwave subsided for a couple days last week my water temps dropped about 3-4 degrees and my emeralds spawned. You might want to feed them more protein, but other than that I'd say they are fine.

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Yup, just make sure you're feeding them well.

They often go through periods with lots of spawning activity and then stop, then start up again... it's natural.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-07-2010, 05:36 AM
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It may be bad in the sense that you're going to have a bunch of baby cories swimming around that you could probably sell for a few bucks each.

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