Pygmy Cory Surprise
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Fish


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-18-2013, 03:22 PM   #1
james0816
Planted Tank Guru
 
james0816's Avatar
 
PTrader: (61/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: VA
Posts: 2,071
Default

Pygmy Cory Surprise


Went to turn off the tank light last night and found just a few eggs attached to the Rotala sunset. Only counted (5) but was a nice find none the less.

When I turned the lights on this morn, they were still there. Awesome!

Now we'll see how these turn out given the Cory's appetite for caviar.
james0816 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-18-2013, 03:40 PM   #2
pweifan
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
pweifan's Avatar
 
PTrader: (58/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 781
Default

Good luck, James!

I love the smaller cories also. I currently have c. habrosus, and I've kept c. hastatus in the past. I've never kept c. pygmaeus. I hope your brood comes through
pweifan is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-18-2013, 03:55 PM   #3
@marko@
Planted Tank Guru
 
@marko@'s Avatar
 
PTrader: (57/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: livingston, nj
Posts: 5,679
Default

maybe remove them from the tank, and put them in a cup floating in the tank? just something to keep the adults from eating them til they hatch. i hear they are willing to eat the fry too, but the fry at least can attempt to swim away and hide.

good luck
__________________
@marko@ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-18-2013, 05:08 PM   #4
GMYukonon24s
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2009
Location: MICHIGAN
Posts: 3,127
Default

That's sweet! Good luck!
__________________
110g Tropical Community & Sakura Shrimp
55g BN Breeding Grounds, Peacock Gudgeons, Panda, Pygmies, & Smudge Spot Cories, Rili Shrimp
10g RCS and show guppies

MIAPG - Come join us - Plantedtank - MI - Greatlakesaquaria
GMYukonon24s is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-19-2013, 01:08 AM   #5
whipif
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Bellingham Wa
Posts: 42
Default

I love baby cories! Hopefully if they live long enough to hatch the fry wont get eaten. You can also get a breeder net they're quite cheep at any local fish store.
whipif is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-19-2013, 12:53 PM   #6
NeonRob
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 51
Default

Nice job! You actually have a couple of options. I can provide some insight since I'm currently breeding them. The good news is C. pygmaeus (assuming this is the species you have) is not an egg or fry eater, so you can leave the eggs where they are as long as it's a species only tank, shrimp are OK. If not, you can move the eggs to a 2.5G w/ an airstone or sponge filter and water from the breeding tank and hatch them out there. This is how I'm currently doing mine. With a bare bottom tank, it's easier to feed microworms, live BBS, & Hikari First Bites, because you can really gauge how much your feeding or need to clean up. You could also hatch them out in a floating container as previously suggested, but you're still going to have to put them somewhere, so might as well start a 2.5G or 5G tank and find out what works best for you. My personal favorite method is to put 12 in bare bottom 5G w/ a sponge filter, some moss, and no other inhabitants and feed them mostly live foods. I've had them lay over 70 eggs before and left them in the breeding tank and most of them hatched and most of them survived.

Best of luck!
NeonRob is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-19-2013, 01:33 PM   #7
james0816
Planted Tank Guru
 
james0816's Avatar
 
PTrader: (61/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: VA
Posts: 2,071
Default

Thanks. I normally deal with Otos so this is a bit of change. I've had regular cories before and they just loved devouring their own eggs.

Lights on this morning and found a few more eggs scattered about. One of the existing eggs is non viable. Shrimp haven't cleaned it up as yet.
james0816 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-19-2013, 03:52 PM   #8
acitydweller
ओं मणिपद्मे हूं
 
acitydweller's Avatar
 
PTrader: (177/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: New York
Posts: 7,695
Default

great info neon
__________________
"I am Groot", the faithful protector
acitydweller is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-21-2013, 05:54 PM   #9
james0816
Planted Tank Guru
 
james0816's Avatar
 
PTrader: (61/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: VA
Posts: 2,071
Default

Spotted a fry guy this morning! Awesome!

These guys grow pretty quick it seems. Tried snapping a few pics so we'll see how they turned out.

Few more eggs as well. Funny....she only lays an egg here or there and everywhere. There's not one set location where there's a bunch of them. Just random placement of a few everyday.
james0816 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-22-2013, 08:54 PM   #10
pweifan
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
pweifan's Avatar
 
PTrader: (58/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 781
Default

I just came back to get an update. I'm really glad to hear you've got live fry
pweifan is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-23-2013, 12:34 PM   #11
james0816
Planted Tank Guru
 
james0816's Avatar
 
PTrader: (61/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: VA
Posts: 2,071
Default

Found a couple more wee ones this morning. Looked around and I think all the eggs are now gone. So either hatched out or non viable clean up.
james0816 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-23-2013, 01:05 PM   #12
NeonRob
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 51
Default

Yeah, they'll pretty much lay their eggs anywhere like on the glass, plants, filter parts, heater parts, snails...

Mine go through a couple of weeks of bursts of eggs then don't do anything for a couple of months then another explosion again.

I raised about 100 juvies from a couple batches less than a year ago and it was a pretty impressive sight to see the group of them swarm together in the water column like hummingbirds.
NeonRob is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-23-2013, 01:16 PM   #13
Aquaticz
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Aquaticz's Avatar
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 718
Default Pygmy Cory Surprise

When I do a WC, I put in cooler water and a power head, this usually gets them to spawn.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
__________________
Regards,
Aquaticz

Aquaticz is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-03-2013, 01:16 PM   #14
james0816
Planted Tank Guru
 
james0816's Avatar
 
PTrader: (61/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: VA
Posts: 2,071
Default

Found my little fry guy again this morning. He's about 1/4" now. I like the spotted/striped look he's rockinig. It's funny watching him dart under the shrimp which pay him no never mind.

I still see an occassional egg here or there. No big egg masses like my other Cories did. But it's kewl none the less.
james0816 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-15-2013, 11:57 PM   #15
james0816
Planted Tank Guru
 
james0816's Avatar
 
PTrader: (61/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: VA
Posts: 2,071
Default

Crapola! I was trimming in the C. pygmy tank just now. Before I started, I looked around the best I could and didn't find anything. After plucking some plants to bring upstairs to de-snail, I found (2) cory eggs! Dang! I quickly ran the stem back downstairs and put it under water. I would say they were in the air no more than a minute.

Are they ruined?
james0816 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 04:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012