C. aeneus

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I have a sizeable school of C. aeneus and there have been several random spawns in the 2 years or so that I have kept them. They spawned yesterday about 24hrs after a water change and forgetting to plug the heater back in. The 55g (220l, 122cm x 31cm x 53cm) they inhabit is home to a swordtail trio, 2 kribs, 3 juvenile BNPs and assassin snails. The eggs were laid on the glass in 4-5 locations and on one crypt leaf. I have already removed the male krib as he was attacking the female and will be removing the rest of the non-cory tank mates to retry.
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Eggs survived the night maybe they will hatch!!! There are some on a crypt leaf too.
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I checked the cory eggs before the lights came on this morning using a flashlight. There are live eggs on the front pane and I was able to see the embryo moving.
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After reading a number of breeding reports I used a razor blade and removed what eggs I could find and placed them in the net breeder.
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Eggs hatched sometime during the night. If I watch very closely I can see some movement but they are tiny and clear.
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What do you have ready for first foods? I feed wetted dusty food (finely crumbled dry food) or microworms.

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bekateen wrote: Fri Nov 19, 2021 3:48 pm What do you have ready for first foods? I feed wetted dusty food (finely crumbled dry food) or microworms.

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I have the fine dust leftovers from different containers of food that I have saved, coral food and hikari first bites. I'm not totally sure but I think I moved 6 fry from the basket to the box. Added some susswassertang from the 220g.
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Cool! :) Any updates?
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They are alive. Can you see them?
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In the first pic, yes- in the second no! haha. Well looking forward to seeing them grow.
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