Friday, January 15, 2010

Cory Eggs

11/26/09
I am not too terribly optimistic about their chances, but I have some cory eggs. I isolated them because the other fish eat them. So this way they may have a bit of a chance.

11/27/09
Two of the eggs have hatched into tiny wigglers.

11/28/09
Today both wigglers have two distinct vertical bands on their bodies.



12/17/09
I guess I have about a dozen fry now. I am going to try releasing two of the larger ones into my smaller tank. The only fish that could possibly swallow them is the biggest gambusia, and I doubt that she would. The picture on the left is the larger of the two being transferred and the one below is of him (or her) in the tank.



24/12/09
It seems that the cories have stopped laying eggs. The eggs and small fry I have a lot more robust than I expected. So I am going to unclutter my main tank by taking them out of the breeder net and putting them in their own 1 gallon with a heater and airstone. The don't seem to ming much where they are and the tank looks nicer without the breeder net in it.



1/15/10
4 fry went in the 5 gallon tank and I thought they hadn't made it--but I saw this guy today so there is still at least one left. Two went into the 10 gallon and I think one of those is still going too.

1/18/10
Junior is out and free swimming out in the open--a full graduate of the Puddle Buddies creche :)

3 comments:

Karen said...

Interesting that their spots fade as they age much like fawns lose their spots.

Psyche Skinner said...

I assume in the wild it helps with camouflage, but in a tupperware container it makes them easier to see. :)

Barbara said...

Very interesting! The pics are great!