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|Breeding Corydoras guapore 2005 – 2006
by Mary Wells
he fish have lived in the same top tank now for 2 years. In February 2005 I realised that they were spawning. All of the fish were excited, I did notice one pair mating whilst swimming in the middle of the tank, they were in the usual Corydoras T- position.
I change one third of the water daily from the adult tank and after four weeks I use aged tap water and feed twice a day. I drop the food onto the sponge filter, they will not not feed from the bottom of the tank.
At about two weeks I give them micro worm, at three weeks the ones that have survived begin to show up into the main part of the tank, I then give them brine shrimp. At this time they also begin to feed from the bottom of the tank.
At four weeks I start feeding sera viformo tablets and at seven to eight weeks they are put into a planted tank to grow on.
The adults spawned on average every 7 to 10 days for almost three months. With so few eggs found, it becomes a problem putting the fry along with older young, they just vanish. I do keep two tanks just for them. I reared 13 in 2005 from about 80 eggs.
This year they
did not start spawning until the end of March and
the young are still just as difficult to rear.
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