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Albino Sterbai Spawn


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#1 Bwhiskered

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 09:58 PM

I bought a group of 6 Albino Corydoras sterbai late last winter. After a couple of weeks quarantine they went in my Discus tank. A month ago I got the urge to spawn them so they went into a ten gallon tank with the heater set for 82 F. A yarn spawning mop was put in to receive the eggs. They spawned soon after but the first three spawns were all infertile which is often the case with old eggs or inexperienced males. The fourth spawn hatched yesterday with a couple of dozen fry. A good feeding of Black worms and a water change resulted in an other 50+ eggs this morning. Hopefully if all goes well I should have lots of young Sterbai fry down the road for the spring auctions. 



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Posted 22 November 2018 - 11:40 PM

Congrats Maybe I should lend you my eques and you can give them a shot:) No luck yet for me.



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Posted 23 November 2018 - 12:10 AM

No signs of slowing down for Charlie.

Congrats my friend  :grinder:

...Ralph 



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Posted 23 November 2018 - 04:06 PM

Wow....Great job Charlie :).



#5 Bwhiskered

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 10:32 PM

The second spawning is hatching now and the first hatch are taking a feeding from the crud squeezed out of a sponge filter. The eggs and fry are small in size and the crud has tiny organisms they can take before micro worms. I learned this from one of the worlds top cory breeders.



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Posted 27 November 2018 - 03:57 AM

Unless you mentioned it most would think your pulling our leg or had one to many of the bubblies.

 

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 03:02 PM

Squeezing a sponge filter out to feed fry is not new at all . Charlie Grime in the States termed it “ Sponge Grunge “ .

Good Job on the spawn Charlie

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 05:35 PM

Sponge  Grunge is not widely known to most people.



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Posted 27 November 2018 - 06:40 PM

Charlie is totally agree , was just referencing who termed the idea . I’ve tried it with my Cory’s and it works well . Goes against everything I was taught as far as keeping the tank clean lol

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 10:30 PM

I was told to use filter grunge by Eric Bodrock. I was having trouble with some small cory fry.



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 01:00 AM

Eric is awesome and very good at sharing tips .

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 04:18 AM

How big of a container/tank are you using? I'm assuming there's a sponge filter?

#13 Bwhiskered

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 01:31 PM

I start them off in a bowl with an air stone. A sponge  filter would take up the organisms.






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