Accidental Peppered Cory baby

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I say accidental because I just left them to it & didn't realise there was a baby until this week :rofl:

It's so teeny but getting more brave & coming out more from it's hiding spots.
 

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Babies are always great and even better if you didn’t plan for them all the work done already lol
 
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This one is very cute & teeny. It's my first egg baby too!
 

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Hooray!! Excellent stuff, you have very happy fish! Thought you only had bronze?
 
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Hooray!! Excellent stuff, you have very happy fish! Thought you only had bronze?

I've bronze Cory in my other tank. 11 of them, loadsssssssssss of eggs but no babies. I haven't given it a proper effort though. The peppered I only have about eh i can't actually tell time in lockdown but i think I got them in January.
 

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Congrats, unexpected cory fry are always fun to find...
 

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?Congrats!
What a "Nice" surprise to see Mother Nature at work.
Happened to me about a year after I picked some up (female and 2 males). They were in In a 55g Planted Community with Angels, Rams and SAEs. I would see eggs from time to time, then one day 2 babies about 1/2' in size showed up. Very surprised they survived.
 

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Excellent,I have 5 female & only 1 male in my cory crew. Never found any eggs but they do the chasing a few times a day & then the females pursue the male but i guess he has trouble keeping 5 females happy, Im going to add a few more males after my Parasites have gone ?
 
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Excellent,I have 5 female & only 1 male in my cory crew. Never found any eggs but they do the chasing a few times a day & then the females pursue the male but i guess he has trouble keeping 5 females happy, Im going to add a few more males after my Parasites have gone ?
My cories & other fish usually eat all the eggs!
 

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Well i dont know if this is my problem too. Maybe i am not catching them fast enough, But some of my Corys were still young, its only the last month or 2 they seem to have grown fairly quick & now its clear to distinguish males & females. The only male i have is now 5 years old
(ive had him since he was very very young & was bought in a pair to join my older corys at the time, but his tankmate died after a couple of years, Then the older Corys died off at around 10 yrs old)
so i dont even know he is up to the job of fertilization
 

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But going back a few months i had a pair of Bronze that i bought from my LFS where i have gone for 20 yrs but soon as i dropped them in, i knew something was very wrong, 1 died within a few weeks & the other is still here & makes up my group of 6.
Looking back though when they were first added i noticed flicking then but failed to do anything, now ive had a spell of Costia so i guess they are not happy enough to lay eggs right now
 

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Did your Costia resolve? I had a persistent problem with this a while back and after trying a few different treatments Paragard worked. I treated for 3 weeks at 75% dose (50% for the first few days)
 

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Not sure yet im only about a week into it, I have been dosing with salt rather than meds & it is definatly improving, The twitching has almost stopped & the red blotches where the corys had been bitten have gone, So going to do another week with the salt & see what happends, I am going to do a huge water change tomorrow then re dose the salt
 

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