My Green Laser Cory CW009

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My Green Laser Cory CW009

Post by tobalman » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:31 pm

Finally got a chance to post some pictures of my cory. Any good advice how to get them to spawn ? I'm currently keep them in tap water (7.8 pH) temp at 76 Deg F. Food 90% NLS sinking pellets 1mm.

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Re: My Green Laser Cory CW009

Post by corywink » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:27 pm

If that is your whole group, there doesn't seem like a fat plump female. Feed them heavily on FBW and especially live worms (white or black). Need to get the females nice and fat first \:d/

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Re: My Green Laser Cory CW009

Post by tobalman » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:10 am

corywink wrote:If that is your whole group, there doesn't seem like a fat plump female. Feed them heavily on FBW and especially live worms (white or black). Need to get the females nice and fat first \:d/
I just start feed them grindal worms. Them seem to love it. How many time per day do you feed them live food?

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Re: My Green Laser Cory CW009

Post by Richard B » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:29 am

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Re: My Green Laser Cory CW009

Post by MChambers » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:08 am

I don't have CW009, but I do have the quite similar CW010 (gold lasers). Mine spawn frequently now, especially at this time of year. I agree that grindals worms or other live food might help. Also You also might try adding a lot of oak leaves and do some large water changes, lowering the temperature a few degrees.

I can't explain this, but mine tend to spawn when I move them into a different tank. It's happened on several occasions. I now rotate my Cw010s between a 55 gallon community tank and a 15 gallon corydoras only tank. I usually get eggs a few days after moving them into the 15 gallon. I almost never see eggs in the 55. It's possible they're laying eggs and someone is eating them, but I don't think that's the case.

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Re: My Green Laser Cory CW009

Post by Sweety » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:10 am

Very nice :d I've been after some of these for months now but still can't get my hands on some :((

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Re: My Green Laser Cory CW009

Post by Richard B » Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:02 pm

Sweety wrote:Very nice :d I've been after some of these for months now but still can't get my hands on some :((
Have you tried a post in the wanted forum?

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Re: My Green Laser Cory CW009

Post by tobalman » Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:37 pm

Thank you for your advice, they are in their own 50gal tank by themself. I only have grindal worms but I don't feed them live food that much only once or twice a week. At what water temperature do you keep them ?


MChambers wrote:I don't have CW009, but I do have the quite similar CW010 (gold lasers). Mine spawn frequently now, especially at this time of year. I agree that grindals worms or other live food might help. Also You also might try adding a lot of oak leaves and do some large water changes, lowering the temperature a few degrees.

I can't explain this, but mine tend to spawn when I move them into a different tank. It's happened on several occasions. I now rotate my Cw010s between a 55 gallon community tank and a 15 gallon corydoras only tank. I usually get eggs a few days after moving them into the 15 gallon. I almost never see eggs in the 55. It's possible they're laying eggs and someone is eating them, but I don't think that's the case.

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Re: My Green Laser Cory CW009

Post by MChambers » Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:42 pm

75F.

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Re: My Green Laser Cory CW009

Post by tobalman » Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:11 am

How cold did you drop it to ?

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Re: My Green Laser Cory CW009

Post by solvent123 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:36 am

hey

i sucessfully raied over 100+ peru gold stripe fry!
i had 18 adults 6 females 12 males!
i found haveing theree p.h around 6.5 then doing a hard water, water change would get them to spawn! but the greens are harder then the golds!
kept my tempurture at 24 degrease! and droped it to 20 when water chanes took place!
i found just haveing a big group increases ur chances of spawning!

but remember

THEY WIL SPAWN WHEN THEY WANT TO... AND NOT WHEN YOU WANT THEM TO!

haha lil buggers

goood luck with the breeding

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Re: My Green Laser Cory CW009

Post by MChambers » Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:18 pm

tobalman wrote:How cold did you drop it to ?

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MChambers wrote:75F.
71-72F. I'm not convinced that the cold water changes actually produce spawning in my cories, however. It seems to be the case for many fishkeepers, so it's worth trying.

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Re: My Green Laser Cory CW009

Post by javierhnb » Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:32 pm

I have a cw009 cory group. I haven't been able to spawn them. I have read in this post that you had the same problem last year. Had you successful? Did you get breed them? If did it, I'll be glad if you give me any advise.

Thank you, anyway.

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Re: My Green Laser Cory CW009

Post by jac » Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:08 am

I have had a group of Green Lasers for years. I did manage to spawn them for 2 season's. They are not the same as other laser cory's, they can't be compared by Gold lasers.
Mine were hard to spawn and only did so from May/June till late September. I kept them on rainwater or RO. Soft black waters are required for this species to spawn.
I fed them live foods and my temperature was 24-26 degrees. I did water changes every other day, temp dropped to around 18 degrees. It is best not to have strong lighting above the tank.

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Re: My Green Laser Cory CW009

Post by javierhnb » Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:23 pm

Thank you, for your aide.
I'll tell you the results. At this moment, I have not been able to get Cw009 spawn...

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