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DIY hatchery/ breeder box? Any ideas? For my corys

My corys keep laying eggs but the other inhabitants eat the eggs. Was wondering if anyone had any ideas on what i could do to try and get some to hatch. I put them in a seperate tank the last time with some flow but they got the fuzziness around them after a day or two which i know is no good. Im welcome to any ideas..
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My corys keep laying eggs but the other inhabitants eat the eggs. Was wondering if anyone had any ideas on what i could do to try and get some to hatch. I put them in a seperate tank the last time with some flow but they got the fuzziness around them after a day or two which i know is no good. Im welcome to any ideas..
All I do is get my hang on breeder net and scrape the eggs off with a razor blade. I put them in there with some moss and wait for about 5 days or so. After the first day, feed them fry food. After about 2 weeks I feed them crushed flakes. At 3ish weeks I release them into the main tank. This works for me every time.
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They must have heard you. I just looked and there are cory eggs all over again. I'm getting out the net and the razor blade now.
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Nice bandit. What kind of Cory's? I almost bought the 6 albinos at my local chain store today. They were 3.98 each

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They're all Bronze. Looking over my previous post I meant to say I start feeding the fry food the day after they hatch. Good luck with your eggs.

I have a whole mess of cories in my 75, they breed pretty regularly. All my (responsible) friends with tanks have some of mine as well.
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Do you by chance have a picture of a male and female bronze? As that's what's laying eggs. I have a few different kind of Corys as well

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No, sorry I don't have any current pics of my herd. It's pretty easy to get a visual check of male and female assuming they are all about the same age. The female is always larger and rounder than the male is.
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I was more looking for reference. I'm thinking about putting all 10 Cory's I have in there own tank. But it appears I have 2 female bronze Cory's and 1 male peppered Cory.

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