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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-06-2011, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
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Compatability question: Fry, fry, and more fry!

So I've been conditioning my pygmy corys for spawning for a couple weeks and they are all fat and sleek. I had planned to do a cold water change this weekend to induce breeding. If they do spawn, I'll move the eggs from my 55 to my 2.5 gallon fry tank.

Here's the complication: on Tuesday I noticed my black skirt tetras spawning, so I whisked them away to my fry tank, where now I have dozens of free swimming tetra fry.

The questions: Should I postpone my planned cory spawning? Or will the fry be ok together if the tetras are a few days older?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-06-2011, 12:34 AM
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I would think they would b fine. Naturally non aggresive fish that like different parts of the water columns. If possible you want to get your fry tank cycling soon as possible. I have learned it to b easier to use breeding nets that you can hang in your tanks. Helps with water changes and they catch small organisms they can feed on.
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Thanks knuggs! The fry tank is cycled, and has an aged air-driven sponge filter as well as fine leaved plants- so the fry ought to be able to find infusoria until I start BBS in a week or so. That's worked in the past.

I forgot to mention the 20-30 platy fry in my quarantine tank! Some time soon I'm going to have to talk to the manager at my LFS.
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Does anyone know the best time of day to do a cold water change to stimulate my pygmy corys to spawn?
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Try doing your WC in the evening. Usually mine are spawning by morning.


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Try doing your WC in the evening. Usually mine are spawning by morning.
+1 to that.

Pygmy Cory babies are... I can't believe I'm going to say this... super-cute.

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