Chromides and Corys breeding

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  1. Irma

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    Came home yesterday to Leopard Cory eggs on the glass and on the plants. I gently moved them to my spare breeding tank and placed them in my Java Moss near an airstone. They look white so I'm not sure if they are going to okay.
    Also, I saw some wrigglers in a pit with the Orange Chromides. They are in a community tank so I'll see what happens there. Not sure how to proceed with them?? Good chance they will be eaten. Also, what do I feed them??
     
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    Hi

    Did you put methanol blue in with the eggs?
    You can feed them fry food. (normally fine crushed flake food you can get at LFS)
    Or you can hatch a view brineshrimp eggs and feed that.
     
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    Unless the breeding pair and/or the fry are moved to a breeding setup, it's not very likely that you'll raise many fry. This species does better in slightly brackish conditions, where the adults will feel more comfortable and the eggs and fry will be less susceptible to disease.

    Good luck. :)
     
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    Nice stuff, you must have some healthy tanks to have your Corys breeding! :)
     
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    Irma

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    The Chromides are in slightly brackish water with the Cory's and that is why I was surprised by the Cory's breeding. I'm going to leave the fry with the chromides for a while and then try and catch them and put them in the breeding tank.
    I haven't put methanol blue with the eggs - do I just get some at the pharmacy and how much do I put in the water?
     
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    this might be a stupid Question but why should you put in Methanol Blue?
    what are the benefits of it?

    O and Irma Congrats on the fry and eggs
     
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    The blue is to help with keeping eggs clean from slime and fungus...
     
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    Hi, my cory eggs did not hatch - they were not fertilised but the chromides are doing extremely well. The wriggles are not free swimming fry and the parents are struggling to keep them together. Should I try and catch as many as I can and put them in the breeding tank? I can hatch some brine shrimp to feed them. I just don't want to do it too soon but I also don't want to loose all of them.
     
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    I normally move my fry eggs one or two days before hatching without the parents.
    I would say try to save as many as you can.
     
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    I have moved as many as I could to the breeding tank and they seem to be doing well. I am feeding them freshly hatched brine shrimp and they are definitely eating which is good. They love the bubbles coming from the airstone!! I'm hoping that they make it. There are around 100 of them.
     

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