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I can't tell which one is female or male. But I think the biggest is female and she is carrying eggs but again tdk.
 

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First photo is a male, 2nd photo the rear cory is female, 3rd photo female, and 4th photo is a female paleatus (peppered) cory, not aeneus/bronze/green.

The paleatus has some fungus on the dorsal fin, looks like the barb was nipped or damaged, and has become infected.

Id suggest adding an Indian almond leaf directly to the tank to help heal that up
 
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This might be a weird question when it come to egg layers but r catfish eggs fertilize when they r laid?
 

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This might be a weird question when it come to egg layers but r catfish eggs fertilize when they r laid?
The male fertilizes the eggs while the female carries them in her pelvic fins, then she places them on the glass or plants.
But they are fertilized outside of the body if that is what you are asking, but they are fertilized before they are placed where the female wants them.
For corydoras anyways. Different catfish spawn many ways.
 
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The male fertilizes the eggs while the female carries them in her pelvic fins, then she places them on the glass or plants.
But they are fertilized outside of the body if that is what you are asking, but they are fertilized before they are placed where the female wants them.
For corydoras anyways. Different catfish spawn many ways.
Ok that is what I wanted to know thank u
 
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2 new catfish not quite sure if they r females my wife believes they r
 

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2 new catfish not quite sure if they r females my wife believes they r
If you can get a view if them from above and the sides for both thatd be perfect, better able to sex them by girth or the dorsal fins with paleatus.

But if I went by these photos, you have a male and female. The one in the rear in the first photo is pretty streamlined in shape which is characteristic of males.
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Albino paleatus in the photo provided.
 

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First photo is a male, 2nd photo the rear cory is female, 3rd photo female, and 4th photo is a female paleatus (peppered) cory, not aeneus/bronze/green.

The paleatus has some fungus on the dorsal fin, looks like the barb was nipped or damaged, and has become infected.

Id suggest adding an Indian almond leaf directly to the tank to help heal that up
I thought same thing on sexes. I’m getting good, thanks to CassCats tutoring. :)
 
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Are my cory trying to breed? The male is on the back/side of the female
 

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If there's lots of chasing behaviour going on, that's likely pre-spawning behaviour :) Keep an eye out for eggs stuck to the glass!

They're most prone to spawning at dawn, when sunlight hits the tank, but not always. My bronzes recently spawned at 5pm, lol. Lazy guys!

You can encourage them to spawn by doing cooler water changes. Do a normal water change, but have the replacement water be a few degrees cooler than the tank temp. Replicates the cooler rainy season that they usually spawn in in the wild. Do those daily, with a batch of mature, mixed sex cories, and you'll almost certainly get some eggs :)
 
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If there's lots of chasing behaviour going on, that's likely pre-spawning behaviour :) Keep an eye out for eggs stuck to the glass!

They're most prone to spawning at dawn, when sunlight hits the tank, but not always. My bronzes recently spawned at 5pm, lol. Lazy guys!

You can encourage them to spawn by doing cooler water changes. Do a normal water change, but have the replacement water be a few degrees cooler than the tank temp. Replicates the cooler rainy season that they usually spawn in in the wild. Do those daily, with a batch of mature, mixed sex cories, and you'll almost certainly get some eggs :)
I got 4 green and 3 pepper so this will be fun
 

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