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  • Well, you probably had lots more baby corys :-( and they were very tasty. Corys lay eggs, and those may be hard to see, as they scatter them. The male chases the female but is in contact with her side, as if in a losing race, but it is to fertilize her eggs. Yes, you should gently siphon or scoop out the babies with a cup, and deposit them in a net breeder or separate nursery. Parents will eat eggs, and other fish will eat baby fish. "Community" is in the eye of the beholder. Move the parents to a thickly planted breeding tank, if you can and watch for mating behavior, as long as they are in good condition. Remove them when they are done laying. Return them to the community tank. Otherwise, provide more hiding spaces for eggs and fry - and be on baby alert.

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