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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-14-2008, 04:04 AM Thread Starter
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So many cories so little time. Help me please.

I started out with a 29 gallon community tank with 3 guppies 4 neon tetras and 2 peppered cories, 2 albino and 2 emerald cories. All 3 guppies and tetras died and one of the emerald cories died.

So now all I had was the cories. They were all really cool and active so I thought that was normal. I found the eggs on the glass and all over all the time, I just didn't think the fry were surviving. So when I switched the cories to my 10 gallon to start my community tank over I found have unintentionally a very large number of peppered cory fry some a month old and they're so cute I don't want to hurt them but I started cleaning out my tank and now I don't know what to do.

Any advice would be great.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-14-2008, 10:10 AM
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well you could sell them to your local pet store for credit or try classifieds to see if anyone wants them. Thats probably the best option without harming them
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-14-2008, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah I'll probably do that when they're big enough but right now I'd like to clean out the tank without hurting them they keep getting sucked with the old food on the bottom when I use the gravel cleaner.
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What i do when I use my gravel cleaner is hold the toobing with my hand and pinch it shut whenever one of them starts going up. I keep shrimp and they like to get in the way and go up in the gravel cleaner.

Also. If you have craigslist in your area you could offer free fish. I know someone in my area was offering free convict cichlids. Good luck!

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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-14-2008, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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thanks I'll try that hopefully I can see them.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-14-2008, 11:47 PM
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Dont gravel vac! Just pull water from the top. A lot of cory breeders think the mulm is critical to raising them, acually.

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My Corydoras aeneus laid eggs last week in my 30g grow out tank. I didn't think they were fertile but decided to separate them just in case. Now I have like 80 something fry in a 5.5g grow out tank. Good luck with your cories!
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-15-2008, 12:48 AM Thread Starter
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ok no gravel vac but whats mulm?

I'm thinking I'm going to put some big rocks i have in there and alot more hiding places for them.

How do you move the eggs without hurting them?
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ok no gravel vac but whats mulm?
Its the gunk that is in your substrate and filter pads. Do a title search of mulm using the search option near the top of the forum. There's quite a lot of info about it.

Swosh your substrate around and many of the debris that come up...that's mulm. It's debris and waste mainly. Trash to one, treasure to another.

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http://www.theaquariumwiki.com/Mulm
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I looked mulm, thanks.

That's the stuff I keep trying to get rid of. Oh well, I set up a ton of hiding places for the fry and cleaned out as much as I could and put my adults back in. Thanks for all the advice.
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dont put the adults back in. Leave the tank with the fry only if you want to raise them. Put pantyhose on the filter intake as well

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