I need a bit of help raising a cory fry. Yeah, just one hatched
I am worried about my first ever baby cory which is one day old. The previous batch hatched and disappered through the holes of the breeder net. I can't believe how small the babies are. I changed tactics and put the other batch of eggs in a plastic breeder instead. One out of five eggs hatched and the rest were done by fungus. So I have this little white albino cory survivor on it's own in a plastic breeder box in the tank.
I am afraid I might not manage to help this baby survive. I tried doing a "water change" by adding some tank water in the box via a plastic cup and the baby flew down through the holes that are located at the bottom. Mind you that these holes are tiny but the cory is even tinier!! I somehow managed to get it back, don't ask me how. Now I am afraid to touch the box and I can't think of of anything better to move the cory baby to
How do I know if it eats? I put some baby powder but it's only one cory so it is hard measure. It is also not moving too much and staying at one spot only. Shouldn't it be more active? I dropped a few snails to eat the leftovers as I am not sure the cory is eating yet. I also put a moss ball and the poor little thing hid under it.
Should I put some sand in the box or is it better to keep it bare bottom?
Thanks in advance for all your suggestions
And a short video of him/her from today:
Edited by snazy, 28 February 2012 - 08:53 PM.