Woke up this morning to a beautiful surprise, my school of 4 pepper corys have laid eggs on the glass! The mother looks to be very happy and protective of her eggs, and there are quite a few. I was on my way out the door to work when I saw them, knew it was not snail eggs by the size and shape. Only problem I have is the Betta is semi-interested in them also, but they're too big for his liking. I'm hoping to keep him fed so he doesn't want to consume the babies.
Anyway, this is great news for anyone in NKY who loves cory cats because I will be giving away (or trading, if you have some cherry shrimp). I have never had health issues with them and quite frankly never intended to breed them. I've had them for about a year with no signs of breeding, then I dialed my temp back from 80* to 78* hoping for better plant growth and the beautiful side effect is my first spawn! Woohoo!
So excited, can't wait... Any advice? I need to take a crash course fast. Since I wasn't intending to breed, I'm hoping the natural approach to letting the mother protect her eggs will be sufficient, so far she seems to be doing a great job.