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Old 09-02-2013, 03:26 PM   #1
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Peppered Cories Spawning - Photos included


I caught my cories spawning this morning and was able to snap a few shots of the female depositing eggs.








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Old 09-02-2013, 03:37 PM   #2
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That is really cool! I was thinking of trying to breed some cories. Can you tell me how you did this? Tank size, water parameters, any other inhabitants? Have you ever had them lay eggs before?
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Old 09-02-2013, 03:48 PM   #3
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That is really cool! I was thinking of trying to breed some cories. Can you tell me how you did this? Tank size, water parameters, any other inhabitants? Have you ever had them lay eggs before?
They're in a planted 40b. (diy lighting 23 PAR @ substrate, heavily planted, no CO2) There are 7 in there (I have 8, but one is in QT because there's something up with his eye.) I got them from a fellow board member who suddenly found himself in unfortunate circumstances and needed to clear out tanks/plants/fish. Their only tankmate is a female bolivian ram hat came from the same user. I have my h2o params in a log in the fish room, I'll have to get back to you on that.

These guys are fairly new to me (I picked them up from their previous home on 8/17,) so no, they've never spawned for me before.

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Old 09-02-2013, 04:08 PM   #4
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Their spawning may also be attributed to the weather we've been having. The past few days have been stormy (some really crazy t-storms in the early morning hours Sunday) I'm noting the current barometric pressure at 1009 mb but will be going back to look at the past 48 hrs of logs.. I'm very interested in the effects of atmospheric pressure on a fishes inclination to spawn.
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Old 09-02-2013, 04:11 PM   #5
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Holy gigantic photos, batman. Maybe cut those things down to size before uploading?

There's nothing cooler than baby Cories!
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Holy gigantic photos, batman. Maybe cut those things down to size before uploading?
I uploaded from my photo software to my server.. They've already been cut down a bit :p

I figure since they don't get hosted here, why not leave em big. (Especially since they auto resize in the forum.)

If its a big deal I can resize.


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I'm excited! It's my first time keeping cories in about 10 years and my first time rearing them.
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:10 PM   #7
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Man, these fish will lay eggs on just about anything.. even if it moves!
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Those are awesome photos of the laying in action! Mine spawn when I do a cold water change. So far I haven't been able to keep any to try and hatch them out but from what I've heard corys are fairly easy to hatch and raise. An egg tumbler helps.
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Awesome. Mine in my 20 gallon lay eggs almost every month. The eggs end up white and fuzzy and have to be removed. They just laid again a few days ago and no fuzziness yet. It's weird watching them as the females sort of tbone the male to get the good stuff
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there is a big link in egg layers spawing and low pressure fronts. most of the cory people i know do large water changes with water that is a few degrees cooler when storm fronts move in to induce spawing. works with all kinds of fish. ive done it with guppies and rainbows as well. angel breeders and cory breeders do it alot as well.
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Old 09-03-2013, 03:07 PM   #11
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My green cories usually get triggered to spawn when I do a water change with slightly cooler water. In the past it's also worked for me if I raise the temperature up to about 76 degrees and then unplug the heater so it slowly cools down the water. Of course you have to have a female fat and ready to lay eggs. =D

Grats Olive on another successful spawn! You will be RACKING up the BAP!
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:52 PM   #12
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Awww, they're so cute being all romantic.

Meanwhile in space.....alien posts on The Planted Earth forum...."So, I caught my Caucasians spawning and got pics!!!" and everyone responds with excitement, asking how they did it and what parameters they had.
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:39 PM   #13
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Not so much a server issue but end-user issue. Images that are slow to load (even on broadband) just end up getting ignored by folks.

I try to keep my images under 2K pixels wide for the sake of easier loading. Often, I'll just cut things all the way down to 640 wide unless lots of detail is needed.

Either way, cool pictures of Cory eggs!

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I uploaded from my photo software to my server.. They've already been cut down a bit :p

I figure since they don't get hosted here, why not leave em big. (Especially since they auto resize in the forum.)

If its a big deal I can resize.
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:55 PM   #14
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I adjusted the size. Nothing should be larger than 1k on it's longest side. I had no issue getting them to load on my connection (even on my phone,) but I can see how others might!
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Also... Please post photos of the eggs as they develop!

I love watching that kind of progression.
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