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I was going to get a group of green laser corydoras and was interested in breeding them. I was wondering what Repashy food I should use to feed them. I currently feed frozen bloodworms and Hikari bottom feeder pellets to my snow white corydoras. I was just wondering what repashy food I should use because I'd like to put some more variety in their diet. What's the best repashy food for bottom dwellers that are most carnivorous? Thank you

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I've not used any Repashy foods to condition corydoras, but I would say one like the spawn n grow, or grub pie would be good. I use frozen bloodworms and brine shrimp, and live blackworms to condition mine. Another thing I will do is squirt in a little baby brine shrimp so that the adults will see that there is small foods available for fry. 

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Hi @Yanni, I personally have not conditioned corydoras to spawn with repashy before. My Sterbai corydoras have been spawning for the last week or so and I collected eggs today, I used freeze dried tubifex worms to condition them. I simply got a cube or half a cube and pressed it on the glass so it would stick(you can actually see it in my profile picture). If I were to use a repashy food to try and spawn them, I would go with one that is high in protein like Repashy Spawn And Grow.

Also, this video uploaded by Aquarium Co-op of Eric Bodrock speaking on breeding Corydoras is an incredible source of information.  

I hope that helps, good luck with your breeding project! 

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On 5/5/2021 at 11:19 PM, Isaac M said:

Hi @Yanni


Also, this video uploaded by Aquarium Co-op of Eric Bodrock speaking on breeding Corydoras is an incredible source of information.  


I 2nd this.  Just watched the Eric Bodrock video the other day and it's a great resource.  
And on the other hand, I'm here for the same question.  Wondering what kinds of repashy to use for my cories.  I'm thinking I'm going to follow the advice here and do repashy community and spawn & grow.  I also use frozen bloodworms, freeze-dried bloodworms, bug bites (bottom feeder pellets - they LOVE this as much as the frozen).  
For what it's worth, my cories haven't taken to the hikari foods.  
I have 2 green lasers, 2 melanistius, 3 paleatus, 1 adolfi, 3 albino, 5 venezualan, 1 trilineatus.  A lot of mine are pumped up with eggs right now.  Waiting for the next storm to do a WC and see what happens.  
Eventually I'm going to sort the cories into aenus vs paleatus etc but I need to do more research bc I only know just enough to know that I don't know enough about the cross-breeding etc etc.  😅

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On 12/29/2022 at 7:46 AM, RachReczenski said:

Eventually I'm going to sort the cories into aenus vs paleatus etc but I need to do more research bc I only know just enough to know that I don't know enough about the cross-breeding etc etc. 

Take a look at https://corydoras.zone/fish/corys/corydoradinae-corydoras-lineages/ for lineages if you haven’t already.  This link has good information to help you prevent hybrids.

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In my tanks I generally prefer Soilent Green (and/or super green), community blend, and bottom scratcher.  I am very interested in and recommend spawn and grow food as well. I also really want to try the Igapo Explorer.  I think it does well with what corydoras like to eat, but I just don't have any to test that.

Anyone else think so?



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