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Old 08-03-2011, 02:11 PM   #1
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breeding panda corys

Hey, so i was thinking about maybe trying to breed some of these guys. I've been reading a little on google but I was wondering if anyone else has had experience with it and any advice they have.

And also I have 3 julli corys in with my 6 pandas. What are the chances of a cross breed?
My tank is 30 gallons, moderately-heavily planted with half fake and half live. AC 50 and whisper 10 filters.
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:41 PM   #2
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I don't believe juliis will crossbreed with pandas. I suppose there's a chance, but I doubt it.

I had panda cories breed in my tank by accident. It's a 20L that's fairly heavily planted with water sprite, anacharis, and java moss. During 50% PWCs, I'd refill the tank with water that's about 8 degrees cooler than the tank temp.

The tank was overgrown, so I pulled a lot of water sprite out and threw it in a tank on my kitchen counter with a few inches of chlorinated tap water and no filter or heater. It was July and we weren't using the AC, so the tank stayed warm.

After a week or so, I noticed movement in the tank. I pulled the plants aside to find about 20 baby pandas. I put them in a tank with all the right equipment. They started growing well, but then I went on vacation for a few days and I lost all but one of the babies. Be sure to keep the fry well-fed.
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:45 PM   #3
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From reading about breeding corys in general, he biggest thing I read was water changes with cooler water.

Edit* this worked with my green emerald corydoras
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:56 PM   #4
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Oh cool.
And I can just move the eggs to an established tank with cover for then right?
How do I do this if the eggs are laid on glass?
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I moved mine using a medium sized eyedropper, idk if that was a good idea or not.

But I lost all mine because fungus grew on them, so either use methylene blue or keep the eggs in a current
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Old 08-05-2011, 11:44 PM   #6
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Would ten gallon be acceptable for raising the fry?
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Here's my article I wrote on breeding Cories ,
BREEDING PANDA CORIES.

Size: 5-6 cm
Number: 6

I feel the best way to increase chances of spawning would be buying no less than 6 specimens as juveniles and letting them grow together. Typically you need more males than females for a better success rate.
A 10 gallon aquarium is sufficiently large enough for spawning to take place . In my opinion a bare bottom tank would be the best way for spawning but the aquarium should contain fake , broad-leafed plants and a clay flower pot as cover for resting. I would sex them when they are old enough and put a female in with 2-3 males.

The pH should be around neutral, but Corydoras panda tolerates everything from pH 6.0 to 8.0. The temperature should be in the upper part of its normal range (which is 20 – 25C). A water temperature of 24-25C is therefore recommended. By dropping the temp from about 25c to 23c ought to induce spawning.
Feed them meaty diets which consist of high quality pellets, frozen bloodworms, black worms and peas, cucumber. This will give them the energy and nutrition they need for breeding.
During spawning the male will follow the female around the tank and circle her. The eggs are about 1.5 mm in size and will usually be laid on broad leafed plants or glass.
Pandas produce small batches and their first may only contain 20 eggs.
If you choose to raise the fry away from parents which is probably the best idea if you want a high success rate use methylene blue to prevent fungi
After 4-5 days the eggs will hatch, if the water temp is at 25c , at this point the fry are no bigger than 6mm and will seek shelter for the first few weeks.
After 4 weeks the fry are usually at 1cm and at 8 2cm .

When the fry hatch, they will feed from their yolk sac for another 48 hours. Feeding is therefore unnecessary during the first two days. Microworms is a good first food for Corydoras panda fry. As they grow larger, you can start giving them newly hatched brine shrimp and then gradually increase the size of the brine shrimps.

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Alright cool sounds like basically everything I'm already doing. I have jullis now tho
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