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dawndeal
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Location: kentucky

PostPosted: 2007.01.23(Tue)15:02    Post subject: breeding corys Reply with quote

I have 2 corys that have spawned 2 times. we have 1 surviving fish and I think that they are going to spawn again here pretty soon. should I put the male and female in a fish net breeder and just let her lay the eggs in there? I have tried taking the eggs out but they did not hatch when I did and this last time I divided the tank and they never hatched. they covered over in white stuff. what shoud I be looking for? I only have 1 tank and it is a 10 gallon one.....thanks in advance for the help!
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Bob
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PostPosted: 2007.01.23(Tue)15:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

The best thing to do is use a breeder TANK, with a very high filtration rate (An undergravel or internal sponge filter is ideal, or use a week solution of methalyne blue to avoid bacterial problems.

What other fish are in the tank.

Bob
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dawndeal
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PostPosted: 2007.01.23(Tue)15:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have:
2 albino corys (breeding pair)
1 baby albino
snail
2 red tail black sharks
1 common pleco (about 6 inches long)
1 silver dollar(tetra?) he is about 4 years old

that is what we have. I don't know what kind of snail we have. I have one of the hanging breeding baskets and a tank divider (it does not work really well because of the lid on the tank)
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lenoirj
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PostPosted: 2007.01.23(Tue)21:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have some awfully big fish for such a small tank! A 6 inch long pleco??? I hope that you are looking for a much bigger home for him! Crying or Very sad
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brett_fishman
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PostPosted: 2007.01.23(Tue)22:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

red-tailed black sharks are very terratorial, two in a 10g is too many..a 10 isnt big enough for one even..

you can't even have two in a 55 gallon because of terratorialism, so theres no way you can have two in a 10..

that pleco is a huge crap factory, they get big too..

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sepgundamrg
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PostPosted: 2007.01.23(Tue)22:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hate to repost what others have said, but I will this time since I love fish. Your tank is very overstocked. I would not even have the pleco in it alone. The tank is not large enough for the single pleco, or a single red tailed shark. There is no way this tank is going to work out in the future, and I am suprised the fish are alive now. You seem to have a huge bio-load, and I fear your fish are living in amonia. You should find suitable homes for your large fish(find an lfs or fish-KEEPER who has enogh space for them, or purchase a very large tank, or several large tanks), then you can wory about breeding fish.
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dawndeal
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PostPosted: 2007.01.24(Wed)5:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had those fish in there for about 2 years and have had no problems. they even survived a move in august...I am just wondering what to do about the corys..I take a sample regularly to my fish guy and he says things are fine, actually great water quality....I want to get a larger tank it will have to wait for a while though...only problem that I have are those stinkin corys keep on laying eggs. I forgot to add that we have an eel also...we only see him about once every 6 months, like the rocks.
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brett_fishman
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PostPosted: 2007.01.24(Wed)18:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

whats the point of having an eel then?!

hes just adding to the already huge bio-load..I'd take him out, along with many other fish..

-brett.
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dawndeal
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PostPosted: 2007.01.25(Thu)6:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

my son likes the eel and he picked him out...like I said I test the water regularly and have had no problems with the tank...all of the fish in the tank have been in for over 2 years, some for 4 years. I just needed to know some advise on the corys until I can get a larger tank. just forget it...I will go to my local fish guy and ask him what to do.....I thought that I might get some HELPFUL advise here and not beat down like a 5 year old for writing on the wall
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