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Old 03-26-2013, 12:14 PM   #1
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Cory eggs

I need some advice - I just found this site/forum and joined because although I have had freshwater tanks for years I have never had my catfish lay eggs.

My very large female cory statred depositing eggs all over the tank last night. There must be 200 !!!!! Anyway I have just read that I must remove tthe eggs from the big tank and the other fish. I have a small 10 gallon tank I could use as a "nurserytank" but I am unsure about removing them from the tank walls.

I don't want to harm them. Also long will she continue to lay eggs?

I have a 60 gallon tank with all different community fish in it.

Geez, my two parakeets just had three babies over the Christmas holidays - now I have 5 parakeets and a cockateil too!!!!
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:45 PM   #2
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You can use a tooth pick or a razor blade. Just make sure they don't come in contact with the air.
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Thank you for the welcome - I did a lot of reading this morning. I'm going to use a razor blade and carefully remove them with the net. I will set up a nursery tank as soon as I get home from work tonite. Put some aeration and a heater and hope for the best. Should I put gravel or leave the tank bare?
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Bare tank would be best.
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Also, take some filter media out of your filter and fill it up with tank water. Taking the filter media out and putting it in your tank will hopefully by-pass the cycle period.
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Also, if you have any cherry shrimp, throw some in with the eggs. The eggs are too hard to eat but they will keep them clean so they don't turn to fungus. I use them in my sterbai tank. Oh and congrats on the breeding. If they are consistent you'll be scraping eggs out every 7-10 days.
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Can someone please tell me if these guys are going to hatch ? I've never had them before this is my first time and they have slowly gotten darker this is I think the 4th day I've had them

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