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    I have a similar thread on FL, but just wanted to share that I'm watching my sterbai's lay eggs and have already gathered two so far. My other cory's are quickly following trying to eat the eggs, so I might not get many unless I'm extremely vigilant and quick! I already have three "blackish" cory fry in a breeders box right now, so I'm crossing my fingers those might be sterbai as well. Time will tell!

  • #2
    Well I hope those are!! And good luck

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    • #3
      That would be awesome!! I heard the reason sterbais can be hard is because the females take a long time to sexually mature.
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      • #4
        I call first dibs on them when you create a BST

        Congrats on the Sterbai eggs

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        • #5
          Thanks! She's laying them two-three at a time, so I've gathered 9 so far from leaves. She's laid a few on the silicone seam, so those will be harder to get off. She's taking her good old dandy time.

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          • #6
            Congrats!!

            Sterbai are also more difficult to breed cause they only lay a couple eggs at a time. My Aeneus will lay up to 16 eggs at a time lol.
            -Jonathan

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            • #7
              Grats Amber!
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              • #8
                Congratulations Amber can't wait to see pictures of the babies
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                • #9
                  Awesome news! Good luck with them.
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                    Eggs and unknown fry (4-7 days old).

                    One issue I'm running into that I've had in the past is keeping the bottom of the breeder's box clean. It has a tendency to suck in stuff from the main tank. Also, the grid they provide to keep the fry from going out of the box is too large and even though I have a sponge stuck up in it as well, I often find my fry stuck. I'm sure I've lost many in the past this way. Right now my spare tank is being used for mystery snail grow out, but I'll probably transfer these in there as soon as I can to minimize losses.

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                    • #11
                      Found a cory fry dead. It was stuck in the sponge I have jammed in the outflow. Not sure if it got stuck or simply died and was caught up in to the current. So, do I leave them there? Do I move them in with my mystery babies? A shrimp tank? Something else entirely? I've always found these fry to be weaker than my albino fry. They seem to die easily.

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                      • #12
                        I would move them if you can just to be on the safe side. Do you have a ta m available without predators and not so strong a current?

                        I'm sorry for your loss
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                        • #13
                          Well, my original plan had been to put them in the spare tank with a sponge filter....then my mysteries hatched and I moved them their instead due to the number of them. I know some keep mystery snails in their breeding tanks because they're good for clean up and their "slime" breeds goodies that the little ones like to feed off of, but I'm not so sure if they'll do well in there. I had mystery snails with my otocinclus fry last year and they did great, but I was always nervous.

                          I'm not sure I can convince my husband to let me set up another "temporary" tank.

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                          • #14
                            In an emergency it may be worthwhile to set up a temporary tank just for the babies or maybe put them in with your baby mysteries if there is space
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                            • #15
                              Id either go temp tank or put them with the snails, not like either one will eat each other.
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