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Old 11-23-2013, 08:42 AM   #1
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Help required identifing cory

Hi everyone, I was given 2 corys by a friend and now need help identifying the species so that i can add to the group i think they are either Corydoras haraldschultzi or Sterba's corydoras

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Old 11-23-2013, 01:10 PM   #2
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I would guess sterbais partly because they are more common around me. Are their pectorals turning Orange ? I love when sterbais color up
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Old 11-23-2013, 01:19 PM   #3
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I would guess sterbais partly because they are more common around me. Are their pectorals turning Orange ? I love when sterbais color up
Just took a closer look pectoral fins are bright orange, i only have 2 in the tank so was look to confirm the breed so i can get a few more to add to the tank
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Sterba's Corydoras, definetly sterbais.

Sterba's corydoras - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Sterba's Corydoras, definetly sterbais. Sterba's corydoras - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thanks mate, will head down and order a few tomorrow
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Sterbai cories are cool. Neat fact about them, when stressed these fish will release a soap like toxin
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Old 11-24-2013, 04:33 PM   #7
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Sterbai cories are cool. Neat fact about them, when stressed these fish will release a soap like toxin
It's not just sterbais.

Transporting Cories can be tricky because of "self poisoning" by accident.
http://www.ianfuller.com/articles/au...c/authors.html

This can be tragic if you lose a whole group while in the bag.
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Old 11-24-2013, 04:42 PM   #8
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Wow that is crazy, thanks guys for highlighting this to me as i said above i am looking to add some more cory's to my tank.

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+1 on the Sterba's. Just got some Saturday and they looked just like yours. Already had their color in by Sunday morning.
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Well after a month of searching i finally found a store that could order me some more of these little guys. I now have 5 and all seem to have settled in fine. From reading the forum i though these were quite common but the only place i knew that stocked them was a 80 mile round trip with 4 tolls in between and the way petrol prices are in Ireland it was not an option. all is well though, finally got them
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