Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 09-03-2011, 04:52 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: North Bay, ON
Posts: 257
how hard is to to breed corys?

im going to have a 135gal tank and am planning on getting some rare all black corys with my discus and school fish... and im wondering how easy or hard it would be to breed them if it would even be posible
__________________

__________________
redruckus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 04:58 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Cleggat's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 501
I would say it's not hard but my little 'darlings' wont budge. I cross breed them which is harder but I have previously cross bred the same types before. Also which type? As it can get harder with types, most rare corys are hard to breed, hence why they are rare but I'm sure you could manage if you tried hard enough esp with a 135 gal.
__________________

__________________
Keep your friends close, but keep your anemones closer.


Cleggat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 05:02 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: North Bay, ON
Posts: 257
Corydoras sp. "black" are the ones im wanting to get because they can handle a warm discus tank... but like i said they are kinda costly but i realy like them so if i drop 15$ a fish i want to see if i can get more out of 5 then to just buy 10
__________________
redruckus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 05:05 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Aron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Carlisle, England
Posts: 265
I'm interested in this too, I'm just going to start with albino corys/bronze corys. Would it be better to buy a few from different LFS to ensure they aren't to close in the gene pool?
__________________
Aron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 05:08 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: North Bay, ON
Posts: 257
im ordering them online... and im prity shure they are wild caught
__________________
redruckus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 05:25 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: North Bay, ON
Posts: 257
so any tips or tricks to breed corys so i can at least give them optimal conditions so they might breed
__________________
redruckus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 05:36 PM   #7
come get me tang police!
 
jetajockey's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: In a swamp near you /Pensacola, FL
Posts: 12,047
Do you have pictures of them? I have black corys and bred them a few times last year.

Corys in general are not that hard to breed but some species do take quite a while to become mature enough to breed.
__________________
Dont Forget to Join my FREE weekly Plant Giveaway.
Click Here!
jetajockey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 05:42 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: North Bay, ON
Posts: 257
http://naturaqua.fr/PhotoGrande/Cory...ack_03_800.jpg those are the ones i want to get
__________________
redruckus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 06:14 PM   #9
come get me tang police!
 
jetajockey's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: In a swamp near you /Pensacola, FL
Posts: 12,047
Quote:
Originally Posted by redruckus
Those are what I have. Its a selective bred strain. Check corydoras schultzei black.
__________________
Dont Forget to Join my FREE weekly Plant Giveaway.
Click Here!
jetajockey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 06:16 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: North Bay, ON
Posts: 257
hmm apeerently the ones im getting a wild and are known to withstand warmer water thats why i was going to get a school of them in my 135gal discus tank
__________________
redruckus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 06:18 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: North Bay, ON
Posts: 257
Corydoras Stock Shop the first description
__________________
redruckus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 06:31 PM   #12
come get me tang police!
 
jetajockey's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: In a swamp near you /Pensacola, FL
Posts: 12,047
That's interesting. There seems to be a bit of discussion about this strain on the planetcatfish site so it might be worth looking into.

Have a look at this thread

View topic - Corydoras aeneus black Venezuela• Forum • PlanetCatfish.com

Here's a pic of one of mine
__________________
Dont Forget to Join my FREE weekly Plant Giveaway.
Click Here!
jetajockey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 06:44 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: North Bay, ON
Posts: 257
hmm interesting but what are some tips on breeding corys? like do i need caves or a certain plant... water peramiters? and so on
__________________
redruckus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 06:50 PM   #14
come get me tang police!
 
jetajockey's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: In a swamp near you /Pensacola, FL
Posts: 12,047
neutral water is fine, they tend to lay eggs on the glass and floating objects near the surface. Often times I can tell they are spawning soon if I see them darting up and down along the back glass all together. One thing that has helped me is doing a large water change with water that is cooler than the water in the tank.

Although sometimes they just don't breed, mine bred once every few weeks for months but then just stopped one day and haven't started again.
__________________
Dont Forget to Join my FREE weekly Plant Giveaway.
Click Here!
jetajockey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 06:52 PM   #15
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: North Bay, ON
Posts: 257
ok im proli not going to atempt the cold water thing because im going to have a school of them in my discus tank and the cold water is realy gona stress out my fish
__________________

__________________
redruckus is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
breed, cory, corys

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
breeding panda corys tarpon Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 7 07-01-2012 08:23 PM
Stocking to breed firemouths Polly91 Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 21 09-05-2011 03:25 PM
Fish for hard water? gabysapha Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 4 08-30-2011 10:27 PM
Prepping corys for shipping...revisited. jetajockey Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 1 07-04-2011 02:01 AM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×