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.
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.
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!
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!