Breeding Cory Catfish: A HOW TO VIDEO

This is not the only way, but this is the way I do it. In this video I am showing how to breed and raise Cory Catfish from eggs to young adults. The Corydoras that I mainly used for this video are Albino. I currently have 3 types of Cory Catfish: Three- Lined (Corydoras Trilineatus), Peppered (Corydoras Paleatus) , and Albino (Corydoras Aeneus). I keep my temperature around 78 degrees and pH around 7.0- 7.2. Thanks for watching!!! Don't forget to subscribe :) This is my suggestions on feeding since it's blurry! Feeding Suggestions and Tips Day 1-2: DO NOT FEED Day 3-7: Feed powered fry food ( I recommend Hikari First Bites) or liquid fry food ( Boiled egg yolk, however can get messy) Week 2: Feed Hikari First Bites + Baby Brine Shrimp or Decapped Brine Shrimp Week 3: Feed Hikari First Bites + Baby Brine Shrimp + Daphnia. MIX IT UP! (4 Days of First Bites and 3 days of other two foods). Week 4: Hikari First Bites + Shrimp Pellets, Baby Brine Shrimp, Blood-worms, Daphnia, and Micro-worms are a few options. MIX IT UP! Remember Frozen Live Food is fine. Continue Week 4's suggestion until fry are large enough to go into adult tank.

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This is not the only way, but this is the way I do it. In this video I am showing how to breed and raise Cory Catfish from eggs to young adults. The Corydoras that I mainly used for this video are Albino. I currently have 3 types of Cory Catfish: Three- Lined (Corydoras Trilineatus), Peppered (Corydoras Paleatus) , and Albino (Corydoras Aeneus). I keep my temperature around 78 degrees and pH around 7.0- 7.2. Thanks for watching!!! Don't forget to subscribe :) This is my suggestions on feeding since it's blurry! Feeding Suggestions and Tips Day 1-2: DO NOT FEED Day 3-7: Feed powered fry food ( I recommend Hikari First Bites) or liquid fry food ( Boiled egg yolk, however can get messy) Week 2: Feed Hikari First Bites + Baby Brine Shrimp or Decapped Brine Shrimp Week 3: Feed Hikari First Bites + Baby Brine Shrimp + Daphnia. MIX IT UP! (4 Days of First Bites and 3 days of other two foods). Week 4: Hikari First Bites + Shrimp Pellets, Baby Brine Shrimp, Blood-worms, Daphnia, and Micro-worms are a few options. MIX IT UP! Remember Frozen Live Food is fine. Continue Week 4's suggestion until fry are large enough to go into adult tank.

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Deletha Barnett
Deletha Barnett - 3 years ago
I sub u sub to Fish Keeping Jamaica. Thx!
Deletha Barnett
Deletha Barnett - 3 years ago
Most welcome
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 3 years ago
Deletha Barnett Thank you
tgsullivan1207
tgsullivan1207 - 3 years ago
Albino Cory catfish are really really really dumb they eat rocks that's probably what they live under
VanderHoek Discus
VanderHoek Discus - 3 years ago
Nice video
Brenda Morris
Brenda Morris - 3 years ago
liked and subed
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 3 years ago
Brenda Morris Thanks for watching.
mickshaw555
mickshaw555 - 3 years ago
great video!
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 3 years ago
mickshaw555 Thank you
fishy fishy
fishy fishy - 3 years ago
very well put together video, thanks for your effort it was super nice info in so much detail.
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 3 years ago
fishy fishy Thanks for watching.
Jay C.
Jay C. - 3 years ago
can I put rams in with the corys and guppies
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 3 years ago
Jay C. Oh yea. You definitely have a ton of space. I kept a male and a couple females. Hoping they would breed.
Jay C.
Jay C. - 3 years ago
thanks
Jay C.
Jay C. - 3 years ago
I have a 110
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 3 years ago
Jay C. What size tank? I would only put one Ram. You could put a male and female pair if the tank is big enough. I've kept Rams in my community tanks. They are usually peaceful. What kind are you thinking about getting?
The Bearded Aquarium Kings
The Bearded Aquarium Kings - 3 years ago
Great video
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 3 years ago
Thank you.
The Max
The Max - 4 years ago
How long does it take them to lay eggs after they are fertilized?
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 4 years ago
The Max The eggs are all laid in one day. It takes several hours for them to complete the process.

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Aqua Soldier
Aqua Soldier - 4 years ago
Thanks so much! what an informing video such clear steps, great video+1 like
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 4 years ago
Aqua Soldier Thank you for watching
Breeding Aquarium Fish
Breeding Aquarium Fish - 4 years ago
Bare bottom can damage their barbels?! Please explain.
Breeding Aquarium Fish
Breeding Aquarium Fish - 4 years ago
Thank-you for clearing that up, and for making the informative video :)
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 4 years ago
Breeding Aquarium Fish I agree, the wording was awkward. Thanks for watching.
Breeding Aquarium Fish
Breeding Aquarium Fish - 4 years ago
100% agree. Okay, just sounded like a bare bottom would do damage - thanks for clearing that up - enjoyed the video :)
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 4 years ago
Breeding Aquarium Fish No, It wouldn't necessarily damage them, but it wouldn't be beneficial to them.
Breeding Aquarium Fish
Breeding Aquarium Fish - 4 years ago
That makes perfect sense, I would never put a Cory into a bare bottom tank because they like to dig (no sharp gravel/sand either) but I wouldn't think that bare bottom would actually do damage to theiur barbels?
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 4 years ago
Breeding Aquarium Fish People do it all the time even though it's not recommended. Cory's like to dig and scavenge bare bottom tanks don't allow that.
coffebug
coffebug - 4 years ago
I have emerald fry are they the same to care for? they just hatched today and I've never breed fish before.any advice I only have 4 fry as angels found them before me and snacked on a few.
Nephilim
Nephilim - 4 years ago
Just wondering can the fry be raised with the adults as in could you just leave the eggs there? Because I have albino Corrys in my guppy tub and a few months after I got them I saw tiny corydora fishes and I did not separate the eggs so I was wondering if it was possible to do the same in a tank with my leopard corys?
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 4 years ago
MrEverest Lee Yes. You can leave the eggs. Some will survive to adulthood. It will just be survival of the fittest. I have left eggs and have fry survive. Remember other if will try to eat the eggs or fry. That's why I separate.
Донецк Аква
Донецк Аква - 4 years ago
Способ лайк
Child Soldier Jamal
Child Soldier Jamal - 4 years ago
this music makes me dance my butt cheeks.
Hotwheals Mania
Hotwheals Mania - 4 years ago
I have a question I bought some fish from pets mart but that have been die yan over the past 2 weeks 4 fish have died what should I do
Liam does stuff 12
Liam does stuff 12 - 4 years ago
Can they breed in a breeding net
dirtybishop
dirtybishop - 4 years ago
wtf is with that music ... omg make it stop !!
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 4 years ago
I like it
Killer Shark
Killer Shark - 4 years ago
I baught some albinos last week

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Epic Charizard
Epic Charizard - 4 years ago
i have a 30 gallon tank i = country the cazi hail coritler we will destroy plecomericans lol get the ww2 joke
BioAcuarios
BioAcuarios - 4 years ago
Very good video! It´s great!
MrMich537
MrMich537 - 4 years ago
awesome video. very useful.. :D
3llie n0rdquist
3llie n0rdquist - 4 years ago
I'm gonna start a planted tank in about a month (15 gallons) and make it a Betta sorority with at least 3 Cory catfish and some tetras.
MTB Routes
MTB Routes - 4 years ago
Nice video! Breeding Cory catfish is so much fun to do :)
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 4 years ago
The Fishbreeder Thank you.
Cory Castro
Cory Castro - 4 years ago
i have one it aways move
O-C EXTREME
O-C EXTREME - 4 years ago
Thankyou for the video , I have 2 peppered cory, 1 albino and 1 bronze in my tank at the moment and they are all kind of following each other around and showing breeding so I shall hopefully get some cory eggs soon!
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 4 years ago
O-C EXTREME Thanks for watching. They should breed for you soon.
Mackenzie Rushton
Mackenzie Rushton - 4 years ago
I have two albinos and an Emerald. I just did a water change with a decor change and thanks to this video, I know they aren't just being lovey dovey, but it's pretty obvious they're spawning. Thank you!
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 4 years ago
Mackenzie Rushton Awesome!! Thanks for watching
Pizza man
Pizza man - 5 years ago
My albino laid eggs but I have a pepper and juli that all stick together the Juli is the only male. Do they crossbreed?
SilverFlame819
SilverFlame819 - 4 years ago
Yes.
Dan Wiles
Dan Wiles - 5 years ago
Mine used to spawn every week after water changes. Now they don't at all, is it possible for them to go in and out of season?
Dan Wiles
Dan Wiles - 5 years ago
ah ok, thanks for that!
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 5 years ago
They do. Breeding tends to speed up in Spring. I haven't had a spawn in a few months.

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Alex Bishop
Alex Bishop - 5 years ago
how long can you go without feeding them
Alex Bishop
Alex Bishop - 5 years ago
So for the adults feed every 2 days
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 5 years ago
The first 2-3 days. I don't feed my adult fish everyday. I feed every other to every two days. Fry needs to be feed daily.
Smathmo
Smathmo - 5 years ago
good video, worst music ever
S.C.A Cichlids
S.C.A Cichlids - 5 years ago
subbed yere check my channel when you get the chance
Salem Ross
Salem Ross - 5 years ago
Can I have gravel in my aquarium? Saturday I'm getting two or three Cory cats for my ten gallon aquarium. I have a betta fish in there so hopefully he doesn't bother the new fish.
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 5 years ago
+Devin Loewer I have experimented with sand and I don't use play sand alone anymore. It compacts too easily. I use a thicker grained tank which allows for better plant growth but I've never had a problem with plants growing in sand they just don't grow as fast. I also like the look of black or darker colored sand much better.
Devin Loewer
Devin Loewer - 5 years ago
+Loveoffish1  Probably was beaten up by tankmates. Did you see Cory from Aquarium Co-Op breeding Corydoras in a tank with crushed coral? Gravel is much more smooth and actually allows plants to grow. Sand kills plants and in general plants are a good thing bud.
Autocratic Snowman
Autocratic Snowman - 5 years ago
unsharp pebble gravel can work with corydoras also i have a betta with my corydoras if it's a she you probably won't have much problems but i have a male with my corydoras and he tried scaring them off in their beginning introduction and when he was making bubble nests but after all that he has remained really docile with them so don't try to interfere in the beginning hours of their introduction he will bully them a bit but they generally learn to leave corydoras alone when use to them.
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 5 years ago
+Devin Loewer Gravel destroys their barbels I have seen it personally. I brought a single Cory Catfish from the pet store because his barbels were practically gone. They grow very long in a sand tank.
Devin Loewer
Devin Loewer - 5 years ago
+Loveoffish1 They don't NEED it but it's definitely preferred if you want to see more natural behaviors.
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 5 years ago
Gravel is good for their barbels. They really need sand. Most pet stores sell sand. They have black sand.
Lauren VanD
Lauren VanD - 5 years ago
I have some green or emerald (heard it both ways) cories and some albino cories too. At first I wasnt thrilled with them because they werent vivid colors and didnt do much. But Ive had mine for about 3-4 months now and I couldnt help but fall in love with them. Theyre so cute, and I love the way they shift through the sand. I have both groups of mine with a betta and theyre all great friends. One of my green cories swims around the top with my betta usually for around half the day before searching out some food at the bottom. Im pretty sure I have all males and 1 female green cory. Theyre a great addition to a tank and I will for sure add them to my future aquariums.
Debbie Schalke
Debbie Schalke - 5 years ago
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Airhawk360
Airhawk360 - 5 years ago
Why do you not feed the fry for the first two days? Do you risk overfeeding them too soon after getting cut off from the eggs?
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 5 years ago
+Phoenix Incarnate Rachel Your adults died? I suggest you adding Stability by Seachem and following the dosing directions because was most likely killed them was an ammonia spike.
Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman - 5 years ago
+Loveoffish1 i feed them fish food and i put them on aqurium and i just buy the aquarium so its still clean
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 5 years ago
+Phoenix Incarnate Rachel What were you feeding them and how much? What were you keeping them in? How often did you change the water and what was your method?
Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman - 5 years ago
+Loveoffish1 but they died after 5 days
Airhawk360
Airhawk360 - 5 years ago
Ah ok, figured it had something to do with the eggs. Thanks!
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 5 years ago
You don't feed because they absorb their yolk in the first two to three days, which serves as a "food source"
Tubbywarrior 13
Tubbywarrior 13 - 5 years ago
Mine just bred today!
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 5 years ago
Awesome! Good luck.
Fish Finesser
Fish Finesser - 5 years ago
a long time ago i got cory eggs and i thought they were snail eggs and i killed them and im regretting it so much now
alex bomb
alex bomb - 5 years ago
wait...arent they omnivours? 50% water change ...will it affect the nitrogen cycle? and will the other cories eat the egg?
alex bomb
alex bomb - 5 years ago
+Loveoffish1 albino with 4 neon tetras in 13-14 gallon...is it overstocked?
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 5 years ago
What kind of Cory Catfish do you have?
alex bomb
alex bomb - 5 years ago
+Loveoffish1 15 gallon with 4 cories
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 5 years ago
+axel valerian What size tank do you have?
alex bomb
alex bomb - 5 years ago
+Loveoffish1​ what is the good number of schools to increase the eggs survival? Sorry if i asked too much...thx for answering
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 5 years ago
Feed them a good diet and when you see them breeding turn out the lights. You will lose some regardless, but if you remove the eggs as they are breeding you will save a good amount.
alex bomb
alex bomb - 5 years ago
+Loveoffish1 if other school cories will eat the eggs...how to prevent it in the first place?
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 5 years ago
+axel valerian Yes they are omnivous. They will eat just about anything. It's best to give them veggie sticks as well. Beneficial Bacteria lives within your filter media, gravel, and decor. One change of 50% to get them to breed isn't going to hurt your tank. Also, I tend to dose with a little Stability to add some beneficial bacteria to the tank. You could always do 25%.
Mutlap
Mutlap - 5 years ago
albino corys breed like rats, other more difficult corys need to be manipulated differently. Wild corys I just keep them for at least a year. Then turn off the heater and let the temp rise and fall with the barometric pressure. I did this with the CW10 corys i have. One day there were at least 100 eggs in the tank. I fed them well and did water changes for over a year before they laid eggs. I couldn't get them to stop, I had stop feeding them.
Mutlap
Mutlap - 5 years ago
Domesticated are much easier to breed. be sure as to which type you have. Lower the water level put in almond leaves feed very little for about one month. The leaves will make the water brown let the tank get dirty. Make a cold water change after 30 days, temp to about 65.
Feed worms the fish should spawn. Unless of course the fish are all the same sex.
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 5 years ago
I had to do the same thing to get my Peppered cories to breed. I have yet to get my Sterbai to breed, but I believe I have all females.
DISK Airsoft
DISK Airsoft - 5 years ago
Does the breeding box go inside the tank or the outside.
DISK Airsoft
DISK Airsoft - 5 years ago
+Loveoffish1 thank you
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 5 years ago
+DISK Airsoft I fill the breeder box to the top. So the water can flow in and out of the box. Once the eggs hatch you may have to put a little filter media on the grid so the fry won't sneak through.
DISK Airsoft
DISK Airsoft - 5 years ago
@ loveoffish1
DISK Airsoft
DISK Airsoft - 5 years ago
Also how much water should go in the breeding box?
Lord of Games
Lord of Games - 5 years ago
how much gallons do you need for 2
Lord of Games
Lord of Games - 5 years ago
+Loveoffish1 ok thanks
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 5 years ago
For 2 10-15 gallons should be fine. They prefer groups of 3 or more. For 3 I would say 15 gallons.
DISK Studios
DISK Studios - 5 years ago
I couldn't tell by the picture do you keep the fry in water? By the way great video.
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 5 years ago
Yes. They are usually in a container connected to the main tank.
P Huster
P Huster - 5 years ago
So, if the female is obviously pregnant, the eggs are fertilized, right? I have them in a tank with large fish, so need to separate the pregnant ones before they lay eggs. How long do I have until she starts eating her own eggs?
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 5 years ago
+P Huster They aren't pregnant. The eggs are fertilized outside the body. She stores the sperm in her mouth that she gets from the male and spreads it on the eggs as she places them on the glass. You can separate the eggs once they are done placing them. It's much easier moving the eggs than the fish. All fish will eat the eggs within minutes. If it's at night they might leave them alone until morning.
Kwke Hssj
Kwke Hssj - 5 years ago
what do you feed the babies?
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 5 years ago
+Kwke Hssj Look in the description box. I went into detail on what I feed them.
Jango Fett D3X
Jango Fett D3X - 5 years ago
Well I got eggs but one of my neons probably ate them
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 5 years ago
+Jango Fett D3X Thank you. They will breed again soon, you could always save those.
Jango Fett D3X
Jango Fett D3X - 5 years ago
+Loveoffish1 yeah I just got back from getting the 3 or 4 out I could save nice vid though
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 5 years ago
The other fish will definitely eat them.
Friedrich Salzmann
Friedrich Salzmann - 5 years ago
Good info! I switched off the audio, though.
Ekisel
Ekisel - 4 years ago
Friedrich Salzmann i turned it up
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 5 years ago
Thank you.
Daniel McKay
Daniel McKay - 5 years ago
hello XD I currently own 2 corys, I believe they are bronze corydoras. I received them about a year ago. I had no idea that it was female and a male. so today I noticed about 88 eggs on the glass. I was excited because I've never had any fish lay eggs before. the problem being I have a 3 gallon aquarium. what do I do.
becksta29
becksta29 - 5 years ago
+prasiehim232 did they hatch?u can always buy a plastic tubwith heater,filter etc and keep the babies in there until u sell them or give away
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 5 years ago
+prasiehim232 You can do survival of the fittest and just let the strong survive. A tank that small is not good. You could always upgrade to an 10 gallon.
Jimbo Jack
Jimbo Jack - 5 years ago
can i put 3 in my 10 gallion tank with my 5 glofish tetras and 5 mollies
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 5 years ago
+Jimbo Jack A 10 gallon is very small for that many fish. I would say your tank is already very stocked. Your mollies will likely have many fry. If you upgrade to a 20 gallon yes that is fine.
cenahater5002
cenahater5002 - 5 years ago
I have had 5 for a few months, they didnt breed so i moved in some flowerhorns.
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 5 years ago
+cenahater5002 They usually take a while to start breeding. They have to reach adult size.

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Deepak Srinivas
Deepak Srinivas - 5 years ago
can we mix species of them.wil the stronger species effect other species from breeding or cross breed.thank u
Mikey East
Mikey East - 4 years ago
My albino bred with my peppered
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 5 years ago
I forgot to add that in my tanks, I've noticed that the two separate species do not interact much.
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 5 years ago
They won't cross breed. I kept the Albino and Peppered together. I also currently keep Albino and Three lined. With that being said the Green and Albino are the same species so they can breed. There is also an Albino version of Peppered. Again typically two different species of Cory Catfish will no cross breed but I'm not saying it can't happen.
gneseuhc gnoix
gneseuhc gnoix - 5 years ago
I almost thought I was at the club
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 5 years ago
+gneseuhc gnoix Lol :D
Anoop Sreenath
Anoop Sreenath - 5 years ago
Hi..
For a 29 gallon tank, usually how many corydoras should I stock for them to school?, so far I have tried 5 cory's, but usually in my case 1 or 2 die over a period of 4 months leaving the tank with 3, Do you suggest 6 or 7 atleast? and should they come from the same tank?.. Thank you!..
Anoop Sreenath
Anoop Sreenath - 5 years ago
Yes, I give them flake, algae wafers, Wardley sinking shrimp pellets for protein, those cories that have survived so far love it, however I've never been able to find out the reason why I have a hard time keeping them alive,  balance has not been a problem, all my water parameters are normal i.e. Ammonia 0, Nitrite 0, Nitrate 15 to 20, the tank  is also heavily planted with sand substrate, many times I notice those that die next morning, were well fed and hardly showed any symptoms of dying..  
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 5 years ago
7 is good. Something may be out of balance in your tank because Cories are very hardy. Are you giving them sinking food and a mixture of veggies and protein based.
smalltownboy66
smalltownboy66 - 5 years ago
what has the stupid music got to do with the video
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 5 years ago
Not a darn thing. Anyone who doesn't like the music feel free to mute your volume. Thank you. This video has been up almost 2 years
Julian Morgan
Julian Morgan - 5 years ago
very informative - especially with the mute button clicked! I'm not one of this people who gives an automatic thumbs down (and I haven't here) just because my particular taste in music is different from yours, but if you really must use music (and a calm voice over is always appreciated for the personal touch) maybe its helpful to imagine what you might choose to listen to if you were chilling out doing some tank gazing?

If that's really a pulsing pounding club mix then, OK, each to their own I guess, but I think its unlikely to be most people's first choice. My point is that your audience consists of a lot of people who aren't going to share your taste in music, and then you've diluted the impact of the otherwise top quality information you offer, which is a shame IMO. Cheers for the info anyway.
Julian Morgan
Julian Morgan - 5 years ago
+Loveoffish1 Boring? We are talking about a video discussing how to breed and raise Corydoras. For those who want the information you don't need to be concerned about being boring, so long as your info is good and well presented, which it is - visually. The only people you are ever likely to bore are those who think tropical fish keeping itself is boring, many of whom are getting sweaty at their local club gyrating to "the beat". I'll bet the visual FX in such a club features a complete absence of Corydoras mating behaviour videos . . . now homo sapiens mating behaviour videos is a whole other thing! 


Anyway, if you're concerned about viewing numbers then you check out how many tropical fish keeping related channels with over ten thousand subscribers feature dance music at all, let alone in parallel with presenting information and I think you'll see where I'm coming from. In case it isn't obvious I'm just trying to help :)


And by the way, I didn't complain about the music. In fact I don't really dislike it, I just don't think that genre belongs with this subject matter. You have a nice speaking voice on other videos I've watched and I'd have much preferred to listen to you than read. Cheers
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 5 years ago
Well no one else complained about the music and I actually like fast music on informative videos because it makes the video less boring. I don't even know the name of this song. I just liked it because it brought some excitement to the video. In many of my videos I usually just speak and it seems boring and have less views. But thank you for your tip.
Ben Jay
Ben Jay - 5 years ago
Im Having My Usual problem with my Corydora's No matter what tank they are in they always are laying eggs and breeding.

At first it was my 6 X Peppered Cory (2 males) They laid eggs in the 3ft tank for 12 months almost non stop
(i was worried they would kill themselves from exhaustion :P )

Then i got 4 Albino Cory from my mum (1 Male) and 2 Bronze cory (2 males i think)

Now they are all in a 4ft Tetra Tank along with congo's, columbian's, pristella', black widow's 20+ glass shrimp and 2 X Young Algae Eaters (10cm soon moving these nasties to a solitary tank)

Light/Medium planted tank, been setup for 3 months (2 weeks ago added all cory's)
This morning i got like 80-100 eggs all over the plants and glass
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 5 years ago
+Ben Jay Once they start breeding, they won't stop. You can do survival of the fittest and don't save the babies.
Robin`s aquarium
Robin`s aquarium - 5 years ago
I managed to raise 51 corydoras aeneus albino, you can check them out in my videos :D
Robin`s aquarium
Robin`s aquarium - 5 years ago
Yeah, it was not fun to see everyone get sick and died one by one..once one got sick the rest got really quickly the same problems
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 5 years ago
+RAMS0Y Fancy Swordtails are not very hardy. When I say fancy I mean anything aside from the traditional Orange/Red wag. I noticed that livebearers are much more susceptible to parasites and diseases.
Robin`s aquarium
Robin`s aquarium - 5 years ago
+Loveoffish1 don't like swordtails after they all just died and got sick so easily..
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 5 years ago
I had about 100 at one point. I trade almost all of them for swordtails which sadly died. 
Robin`s aquarium
Robin`s aquarium - 5 years ago
+Loveoffish1 thanks! Im only going to keep a few, rest of them are being sold
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 5 years ago
Awesomeeee. I surely will.
Oscar Segundo
Oscar Segundo - 5 years ago
This is a good video! I saw a bunch of pygmy cories the other day that I regret not buying! :(
Robin`s aquarium
Robin`s aquarium - 5 years ago
Nice, which type?
Yeah, same, they are great, you can get alot of fry from the same cories since they live so long
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 5 years ago
Cories are a great addition to any tank. I've saw some I plan on getting in future. They are awesome and hardy. I have had my Cories longer than any other fish
Robin`s aquarium
Robin`s aquarium - 5 years ago
+Oscar Segundo Cories are so great to have in a tank, brings so much life in there! :D
Sammmanda 23
Sammmanda 23 - 6 years ago
My corys haven't layed eggs in about 3 months do they take a break for awhile ?
Sammmanda 23
Sammmanda 23 - 6 years ago
Ok thank you
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 6 years ago
Yes they do. Usually they breed more in the spring. If you want to kick start breeding, do a large water change with slightly cooler water. When I say large maybe 40%-50% percent.
Anal Avocado
Anal Avocado - 6 years ago
One of the best foods I've used for corys is new life spectrum .5 mm pellets, I feed extra to my guppies and whatever falls to the bitten is for the corys
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 6 years ago
Their foods are awesome and reasonably priced.
Anal Avocado
Anal Avocado - 6 years ago
Haven't heard of them, I should check them out.
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 6 years ago
+Anal “Negro” Avacado I like Kensfish catfish pellets as well.
sandrajn
sandrajn - 6 years ago
Thanks for the informative video. I followed your directions and was able to tell that many of the eggs were unfertilized (the other fish in the tank snacked on them right away.) The ones that looked fertilized I scraped off and put into a little breeder box (nothing like yours!), but today am reward by seeing two little pin-head-sized-with-little-string-tails corys swimming around. I'm so excited. I am grinding some brine shrimp with mortar and pestle and hope to have small enough food for them. THANKS!
chris harvey
chris harvey - 6 years ago
Canny video. Crackin tune! What is it?
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 6 years ago
+chris harvey Not sure. It was an youtube option.
Thomas Cole
Thomas Cole - 6 years ago
my cory s just laid her eggs
chritters1
chritters1 - 6 years ago
I was dancing
Ryan Ehrgott2
Ryan Ehrgott2 - 6 years ago
Thanks for sharing. Very interesting and informative.....
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 6 years ago
+April Foster Thank you for watching.
doctorwho12th
doctorwho12th - 6 years ago
I had 3 babies survive in a 20 litre tank only did water changes
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 6 years ago
+doctorwho12th Nice.
Stewart Rood
Stewart Rood - 6 years ago
Very informative video and of interest. Thanks.
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 6 years ago
+Stewart Rood Thanks for watching.
famous grief
famous grief - 6 years ago
Wii they die after they fertilize and lay egvs or is that only Samon
TheReal kansas Hubb
TheReal kansas Hubb - 5 years ago
+famous grief I'm sorry I do alot of drugs an so I act like a drug addict. I get all methd the freak out an I eat hella cracked rocks,an then I rescape my fish tanks an talk shit on youtube in my spare time....... you know when I'm not eating boulders of Cracked cocain..Love the video by the way bro!! cracked tank on!
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 5 years ago
+TheReal kansas Hubb Be nice please.
famous grief
famous grief - 5 years ago
+TheReal kansas Hubb well im sorry if asking a question offends you
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 6 years ago
+famous grief No they don't die.
Ricky Kenerly Cichlids
Ricky Kenerly Cichlids - 6 years ago
Well done video on how you breed your cories!  +PsychedelicBabe You might want to watch this video!   Thanks for sharing!  I am going to subscribe!
Ricky Kenerly Cichlids
Ricky Kenerly Cichlids - 6 years ago
You are welcome!
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 6 years ago
+Ricky Kenerly Cichlids Thanks for watching and subscribing.
Kristi A. Jones
Kristi A. Jones - 6 years ago
Great video!  Question if you can answer: I have 1 peppered cory and 1 green cory and this morning, looks like the peppered has an egg attached to her belly just behind the fins?  Could these two have spawned?  I'm so excited to see this, but I'm also concerned until I know for sure this is an egg and not some type of physical problem with her.  After reading up a bit and looking at some videos of females laying eggs, I do believe what I'm seeing is an egg.....any help would be greatly appreciated!  Thanks.
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 6 years ago
Hello,
Thanks! I would like to start by saying Cory Catfish are schoolers and they like to be in groups of at least. If the tank is smaller a group of 3 is good. I believe Peppered (Corydoras paleatus) can't cross with Green (Brochis splendens). Usually Cory Cats don't like to cross with other groups of Cory. Albinos will spawn with Bronze because they are the same type of Cories. It may be a female that laid eggs but the eggs wouldn't be fertile. Just make sure she doesn't have a hurt fin. Let me know how it goes. Thanks for watching.
Richard Mason
Richard Mason - 6 years ago
My cory cay eggs after one day have gone from a white egg to being clear on the outside with a white spot in the center, is this correct ? First time for me, any advise or info about the info i have posted would be great, thanks :)
Richard Mason
Richard Mason - 6 years ago
+Loveoffish1 Tried to send a message but could only send text, cant send the pics/vids i have taken here :(
Richard Mason
Richard Mason - 6 years ago
Ill get a short vid next time i feed them, the bronzes have grown a little shy since moving in though the albinos are extremely active :)
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 6 years ago
+Richard Mason
Yes I believe so. I would love to see them.
Richard Mason
Richard Mason - 6 years ago
Will do, can you send pictures trough private messages ? i could show you my tank and the corys :)
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 6 years ago
+Richard Mason
No problem. Thanks for watching my video. Please feel free to message me if you have any more questions. Let me know how everything turns out.
Richard Mason
Richard Mason - 6 years ago
Alright, thanks for the advise and a speedy response. I'm fairly new back to the hobbie though used to have a tank years ago, ill wait and see what happens though :)
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 6 years ago
+Richard Mason
 I believe they maybe unfertilized. If you go to 3:53 in my video you can that the ones that get a white dot don't look like the others because they didn't get fertilized.  Fertilized ones usually get darker either tan or light brown depending on what kind of cories you have. Also, bronze and Albino are the same species so they will cross. You will probably end up with some albino and some bronze, which is cool. It usually takes 3-5 days for them to hatch so just wait and see if they hatch. If  they don't hatch this time cories love to spawn.
Richard Mason
Richard Mason - 6 years ago
They are all like that :( 
Have 3 jumbo bronze and 3 jumbo albino, going add add 3 jumbo with a nice pattern.
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 6 years ago
I believe white dot in the middle mean unfertilized. Are all of them that way? What kind of Cories do you have? Usually you see clear dot on the inside and white around it which is the fish forming.  Is it possible you can email me a picture. You can email me at loveoffish991@gmail. com
John Menezes
John Menezes - 6 years ago
Where can I get that sand?
doctorwho12th
doctorwho12th - 6 years ago
Ebay
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 6 years ago
I get my sand from Lowes, if you are in the States. It's called Play Sand .You get 50 pounds of sand for around $5 dollars. Pool Filter Sand also works. Some people prefer Pool Filter over Play because you don't have to wash it as much and it doesn't compact as easily, but of course it cost more. If you use sand be sure to wash it very good until the water turns clear or else your tank will be brown.
Jason Gumarus
Jason Gumarus - 6 years ago
Awesome method!!!! :D
April R
April R - 6 years ago
My emerald catfish just spawned for the 5th time this year! I have video on my channel if anyone wants to see my breeder box set up for the eggs I managed to collect.
Anal Avocado
Anal Avocado - 6 years ago
Very nice, how long did it take for them to get full sized? Or did you get them full sized? I'm just wondering because i got some emerald corys and their just a little bigger than fry.
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 6 years ago
Thanks for the comment.
Austin Wiley
Austin Wiley - 6 years ago
Go check out my albino Cory and much more on my channel
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 6 years ago
Thanks for commenting
Mattfuzzy
Mattfuzzy - 6 years ago
i have decided, coreys can get very spoilt!
new additions to my tank and you can tell who the older ones are!
meanwhile the new additions swim around the tank cleaning up any algae they may see... the older ones dont move a muscle...
Mattfuzzy
Mattfuzzy - 6 years ago
+Babby Babbyson

turtle? you mean terripin? (if it swims) i have a smaller tank than 50gal (but would love one filled with coreys)  and was given a few coreys who were getting older i guess, decidedto research coreys fully and add a few more as their not solitary fish, damn those young ones clean the tank better than i can (and im through)
Meme Machine
Meme Machine - 6 years ago
+Mattfuzzy It doesn't matter new or old for me, I put them into my big 50 gallon and they seem overwhelmed, they swim around at first, find a nice spot covered in algae or food the fish haven't got to yet, and sit there munching the same spot.
This would be useful if my turtle didn't mistake them for a sunken piece of cuttlebone.
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 6 years ago
It's 100% like that. The older ones get very lazy.
BloodyWarChicken
BloodyWarChicken - 6 years ago
When should i move them from the breeding box to a little larger aquarium where they can grow large enough for the regular tank
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 6 years ago
I usually wait until they are at least 3/4 to 1 inch before moving. I usually start them off in a 10 gallon. Surprisingly I thought some 1/3 of inch ones were big enough to go in with Swordtail Fry, they killed them all.
Herbal M8den
Herbal M8den - 6 years ago
Highly information video, I learned a great deal, thank you!
John Cochell
John Cochell - 6 years ago
What filter do you use in your 20 gallon I have a eheim 2215 and a 20 gallon sponge filter with the output turned down a bit. I also breed my cories in a 10 gallon. Just put the eggs in from the 55.
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 6 years ago
In my 20s I use a 30 sponge filter and a Whisper for a 30-60 gallon. In some cases I may use a corner filter rate for a 40 gallon.
Gallade iF
Gallade iF - 7 years ago
I got that fish, it's name is skitty.
Timothy Martinez
Timothy Martinez - 7 years ago
Can I breed my Panda's while there are other fishes in the tank? It's a community tank with Neon Tetras, Cherry Barbs, and a Pearl Gourami.
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 6 years ago
Cherry Barbs with most likely eat any eggs laid unless u remove them.
kataratify
kataratify - 6 years ago
They might breed but if you don't remove the eggs they'll probably get eaten by the other fish....I just had my albino's spawn again and I have them in a community tank with danios, gold barbs, platys and a few other fish...one of the platy females started going after the eggs right away so I was quick to remove them after they were hatched.  They are now set up in a separate tank...
GamezPlayGames Yuki
GamezPlayGames Yuki - 7 years ago
Do they eat cucumbers? cause mine dont!?
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 7 years ago
No. My BN Plecos don't even like cucumbers. They will graze on Zucchini. I mainly feed them Ken's Fish Catfish Sticks. The food is designed for Plecos and Catfish and they love that.
Rich Lankin
Rich Lankin - 7 years ago
Great Video. Music is a little monotone.
Andrei Oskar
Andrei Oskar - 7 years ago
Thank you! My Cory is 'expecting', too. Hope all will be well. I never bred fishies before.
ThunderousFrog
ThunderousFrog - 7 years ago
2 20 arr thanks for massaging my back guys
Mike Kollin
Mike Kollin - 7 years ago
Great Video…

Can you recommend what type of sand to buy? I want to get sand that is low ph or does not effect ph and sand that is safe/good for Cory Catfish… I Love my little guys! I heard some sand is sharp and can hurt them and I also learned sand from the beach areas raises ph… 

I am in California if that helps… 

What kind of sand do you recommend and where do I buy it?

I am open to buying online or fish stores, but if possible I would love to buy in 
bulk from rock or sand stores or Home depot, or something like that, that sells 20 to 40 pound bags, etc.… 

Thank you very much…

Great Video too! 

I might raise baby cory's soon… 

Thanks for posting!
Mike Kollin
Mike Kollin - 7 years ago
Ooops! sorry Mam! :)
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 7 years ago
+Mike Kollin
No problem, but I am a Ma'am lol :)
Mike Kollin
Mike Kollin - 7 years ago
Thank you very much Sir!!! :)
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 7 years ago
Thanks for watching.

I use Play Sand in all my tanks that you can get just about anywhere. Most likely a Lowes or Home Depot. It's really cheap around $4.00- 5.00 for a 50 pound bag. You just have to make sure you wash it really good or it will make your tank dirty. You also can use Pool Filter Sand, the grains are a little larger than the Play Sand, but it still is okay to use. It also doesn't compact and need to be stirred as much as Play Sand. It costs about $10.00 for 50 pounds. You have to wash that really good as well.

When washing you just keep rising until the water goes clear. It won't alter any of your parameters, like most of the aquarium sands. Both are also nontoxic to fish and are great for Cory Catfish. It really up to you which one you choose.

Never use sand from beaches it has too many toxins and unknown organism. Most aquarium sands are expensive and don't come in bulks. You can choose either of the two I mentioned for great prices. Most people will recommend Pool Filter Sand. I like the Play Sand though, they are almost exactly the same. Just a difference in grain size. Also, my plants grow fine in these sands.
Alberto Samano
Alberto Samano - 7 years ago
 i have 9 panda corydoras, good, detailed info thank you,
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 7 years ago
Thanks I am glad I could help :)
Jacobian Smith
Jacobian Smith - 7 years ago
How could I breed red lamp tetras
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 7 years ago
Hi,

To be honest I have yet to breed Tetras. 
Jacobian Smith
Jacobian Smith - 7 years ago
How could I breed red lamp tetras
James King
James King - 7 years ago
Very helpful. thanks.
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 7 years ago
Thank you for watching.
dharris H
dharris H - 7 years ago
Awesome video :). Do you have any mollies?
I was thinking about breeding mine, just wondering if you have any tips for me
dharris H
dharris H - 7 years ago
Oh ok well thanks, I'll be sure to check it out
And no problem. Thanks for responding back to me :)
Loveoffish1
Loveoffish1 - 7 years ago
Thanks. Right now I don't have mollies, I have kept them before. I have a video on how to breed livebearers, which includes mollies, guppies, swordtails, and platy. Go check it out :) Again, thanks for watching my video.

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