Well my Albino corys have been constantly spawning for the last few months!!
Usually most of the eggs are eaten or busted from others trying to eat them, BUT today I came home from taking my Fishing Partner to the V.A. for some testing, and BAM!!! 120+ BEAUTIFUL GOLDEN EGGS all over the front glass of my 55g!!!!
One or two other patches had already been eaten, but the rest were ok! Wanting to try hatching as many as I can I quickly got a small Critter Keeper (actually it is a Cricket Keeper with the plastic tubes going threw the lid), plugged the holes for the tubes with filter floss, ran the air stone from the 55g (usually used for nite time aeration) into the Critter Keeper with the fine bubble stone on the end, then used a new and washed razor blade to scrape off the eggs and placed them into the Keeper. I don't have any rocks in the 55g I could put on top of the Keeper to hold it down, so I used 4 Bamboo skewers and some zip ties to make "hold downs" to hole the keeper to the substrate. I fired up the air pump, and now I have a DIY egg protector/hatcher thingy!!!
There are 121 eggs in the Keeper, and they all are Golden/Clear with a tiny white spot on one side! So so far it looks like they are good!!!
So now I will be watching for the next few days to see if any fungus up or turn white, and I think I will be able to remove them with my 12" planting tweezers. I don't have any micro worms now, but I will check with the LFS to see if they know where I can find some locally, if I can't find them locally I will have to order some, but I already have some Starter Fry Food, as well as some frozen baby brine shrimp!
It is funny, because after leaving the VA (about 30 miles from my house) I stopped at the Fish Bowl in Temple, and they had a nice breeder box with the air attachment to keep water flowing trough the box, and I ALMOST bought it, but I really didn't have the $25! So wouldn't ya know I walk in to find all of these eggs!!!
But after reading a lot of threads here about rearing cory eggs I think I will go and pick up a net breeder, and go that route next time! I can get one locally, but I knew IF I went to pick one up I would come back to a bunch of eaten eggs! Just last week when I got to watch her spawning I watched the other 5 corys eat the eggs as fast as they could, but I also saw the Rummy Noses and Golden Pencil fish eat the eggs that didn't get stuck to the glass! I figured the Rummy Noses would eat some, BUT the Pencil fish surprised me eating as many as they could get too before the rest of the corys did!!!
I am going to setup a fry tank just for the Mom and Papa Albino Cory, so that I can HOPEFULLY start breeding them for real and producing as many babys as possible! The LFS said they will take all I can get them!!! So I got a place to sell them to!
This Momma is over 6 years old, and is the biggest Albino Cory I have ever had or seen!!! I really don't understand how she can produce this many eggs all of the time, and still stay healthy!
I will break out the camera in a bit, and get some pics of my master piece egg hatcher, and try to get some good pics of Momma and Papa for yall too!
Cross Yalls Fingers for all of these eggs!!!