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Old 06-27-2013, 04:24 PM   #1
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Corydora Mataes!

Finally found my dream cories for an affordable price from Wetspot on Aquabid.com

I've literally been searching for either these or Melini's for months, everytime I found them they were too much for me to afford, or were out of stock, until this week!

The pictures are of them in their QT tank. Once the QT Is done, they'll be moved into a 28 gallon with some guppies and bettas.

These guys are wild caughts, so should I be taking care of them any differently than I would any other domesticated Cory species?
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:27 PM   #2
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I don't know about the care differences, but those are some gorgeous looking fish! I'm glad that you found them
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:30 PM   #3
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Those are panda cories, right? If so I just got some yesterday, but they are still being shy, so I haven't seen them much, but when I saw them in the bag they looked great. Good luck with yours.
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If you love corys (like everyone should cuz they're awesome) the you'll love this site

http://www.planetcatfish.com/common/...php?genus_id=1

I'm pretty sure those aren't Pandas tho. This black from the fin to the tail is solid & pandas look more like this one


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Old 06-27-2013, 06:10 PM   #5
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If you love corys (like everyone should cuz they're awesome) the you'll love this site

The genus Corydoras

I'm pretty sure those aren't Pandas tho. This black from the fin to the tail is solid & pandas look more like this one

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Ohh True, and I see that with the picture that Oohitsae posted, their is a black stripe going from the top fin to the tail. the pandas don't have that
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I'm thinking maybe an Adolfoi Cory Cat (Corydoras aldolfoi)

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It's a bandit Cory, corydora Metae
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It's a bandit Cory, corydora Metae
Ah I see. I love those guys but they never get them around here
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My lfs caries that fish but I don't own any. I read that this species will sometimes release a toxic substance when stressed.
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:19 PM   #10
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They never get them around here either. The first time I saw them I spent months trying to figure out what type of Cory it even was lol

Found some a few weeks ago while I was down in Columbus, but the price they were asking was rediculous, so I started e-mailing around and finally found out through another breeder that there were a couple auctions on Aquabid for them.

Wetspot still has auctions up for both Melini (False Bandit) and Metae (Bandit) if anyone is interested. Great price! They will expect you to go with overnight shipping on them though.
There is also another auction for Metae that I saw earlier today who I think is asking the same price as wetspot, but I believe does priority shipping.
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