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Old 08-29-2005, 07:18 PM   #1
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cories,what should i get

I have 2 bronze cories and 2 albino cories I aknow they are just colour variations of the bronze and also heard there is a black variation,I want to have a gruop of six so do you think I should get 2 black ones?are they very common?these 4 are great friends,Is there an easy way to tell what sex they are and if a female is with eggs?Is there anything special I need to do to get the little guys to breed and will they eat their fry?
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The females will be wider when viewed from above if they are full of eggs. Any color variation of the same species will school together.
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pretty much any cory will school together but the same color usually school tighter?. i havent tried testing this in any way or anything. how are your albinos and bronze schooling? if their schooling well enough then im sure the blacks should be fine
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Yes, they will eat their eggs/fry, and you can probably forget about getting the blacks....even in North America they are rare and pricey...assuming that you could even get any in Aus, they would probably be $100 each.
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wow that is very dear compared to bronze and albino's thye are only $5 each at fish shops here,My bronze and albinos are schooling very nicely,so I think I will just get more of each.
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wow that is very dear compared to bronze and albino's thye are only $5 each at fish shops here,My bronze and albinos are schooling very nicely,so I think I will just get more of each.
u sure the black cory isn't the PEPPERED or JULII ??
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yep I'm sure,I have a peppered in my tank and I've seen Julli's at the fish shop,I read about black variation of the bronze cory on Planet Catfish
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You could get C. sterbae. But they are $26 a pop at the LFS here.
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Old 08-30-2005, 06:22 PM   #9
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wow that is very dear compared to bronze and albino's thye are only $5 each at fish shops here,My bronze and albinos are schooling very nicely,so I think I will just get more of each.
u sure the black cory isn't the PEPPERED or JULII ??
No they are not...the black is a possible aeneus variant, or may be a different species altogether...here is a link to a photo on scotcat.com:
http://www.scotcat.com/images/c_aeneus_black.jpg

Article on Corydoras sp. cf aeneus 'black' on planetcatfish:

http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog...ydora/34_f.php

Personally, I suspect that they will turn out to be a different species, based on their apparent somatic morphology.
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Those are freakin cool looking. 100$ huh... wow. gonna ask my lfs if he can order them, maybe just a freak price thing. neat looking though to say the least.
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Those are freakin cool looking. 100$ huh... wow. gonna ask my lfs if he can order them, maybe just a freak price thing. neat looking though to say the least.
In North America, they usually go for about $20-$30 each...its just that all corys are more expensive in Aus, especially these newly discovered types (which are also often not available down there).
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personally i think that looks quite similar to like the upside down catfish, and theres another kind i forgot the name for
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