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|Breeding Corydoras nattereri|
by Mark Bryson
Light grey to gold body with blue-green stripe down
side. Length 5-6 cm.
At the end of April 1998
while during my usual water change in their tank
I moved the Java Moss and noticed a young catfish
darting away towards the back of the tank, it had
to be a young nattereri as this was a species
2 Tues: I removed nine eggs from the
This totalled 40 eggs, which
were placed in a small show tank with water from
the spawning tank to which I added one drop of Methylene
Blue. An airline was placed in the small tank to
keep the water circulating. Any infertile eggs were
removed. The fertile eggs were tan coloured and
got darker until on the third day they hatched.
A further two days and they were free swimming,
approximately 1/8th on an inch in overall
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