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Old 05-20-2013, 01:14 AM   #1
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Cory catfish

What colors and kinds of Cory catfish are there? Please attach pictures. Thanks
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Old 05-20-2013, 01:30 AM   #2
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Pics are in order
Pandas, peppered, emerald, julii, skunk, you name it, there are a lot of types!
Pandas, well, look like pandas
Peppered are peppered, with black different sized spots and a dark gray
Emerald are green
Julii are like peppered, but the spos are smaller
Skunk is a light color with a line running down its back
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Old 05-20-2013, 01:41 AM   #4
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I want to find some skunk cories they are seriously cute!
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The julii are so cool!!!!
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Old 05-20-2013, 02:13 AM   #6
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There are at least 150 kinds of cories, but many are not commonly available and some are only wild caught.

The genus Corydoras

I had some Julii and they are awesome. Sadly, through circumstance, I lost them when I moved. I hope they are still alive and well.

When my new tank is cycled and then aged a bit, I plan to get six cories of the same species. I haven't decided which species yet.
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Old 05-20-2013, 02:19 AM   #7
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I just took this pic of my panda corys. This is their favorite leaf & they like to sleep on it.

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This is my caudimaculatus & my Corydoras habrosus (fully grown dwarf species)

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This is my caudimaculatus watching snail porn (sorry I couldn't resist!)

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These are my Corydoras pygmaeus (another dwarf species). They like to sleep in their "tree"

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I also have Pepper corys, green corys, orange Venezuelan corys..... I really like corys!
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Awesome pics Try-na. Lol on the snail porn. I don't have my cories yet, but I have plenty of snail action in the meantime.
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I just took this pic of my panda corys. This is their favorite leaf & they like to sleep on it.

These are my sterbai

This is my caudimaculatus & my Corydoras habrosus (fully grown dwarf species)

This is my caudimaculatus watching snail porn (sorry I couldn't resist!)

These are my Corydoras pygmaeus (another dwarf species). They like to sleep in their "tree"

I also have Pepper corys, green corys, orange Venezuelan corys..... I really like corys!
Are those Cory's laying on the tree like things ?
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Try-na you definitely have to replace your avatar with the snail porn pic! Haha that great.
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Cory cats are a fantastic addition to any community tank. Just make sure to get at least 4, they much prefer to big in groups.
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If you have room try to start with at least 6 and with Cories the more the merrier. I dream of a group of 20 C. sterbais

I have C. habrosus.

If you are new to Cories I would stick with an easy keeper. Green Cories C. aeneus also come in albino color are one of the hardiest.

Most fish sold as C. julii are actually C. trilineatus or a look alike.

Most Cories will color up and shine when they are happy. The Green Cories look plain at the stores, but in good lighting and good health they are iridescent.

Planet Catfish has a ton of good info.
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Are those Cory's laying on the tree like things ?
Yes they are a type of Pygmy Cory. They are really more of an algae eater & stay mid level of the tank. They also need to be in groups which is easy as they are around an inch full grown. They are Corydoras pygmaeus
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Are here any sucker fish "what I call them lol" that can live alone and don't grow very big ? I only have a 20 gallon tank.
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Are here any sucker fish "what I call them lol" that can live alone and don't grow very big ? I only have a 20 gallon tank.
Otos are small & stay small but they like to be in groups. I have 3 in my 15gal tank. They don't take up much room & do a pretty good job on the algae
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Hey guys, I have a Cory question

I had 4 small Cory's , 2 green and 2 spotted
One died, I'm hearing they like groups.
I saw some beautiful big guys in my local store
Would it be ok to get maby 4 big guys to be with the 3 little ones I already have ?
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I have the 3 little Cory's in with a 9 inch chocolate 2 - 5 inch Juripari's and 2 5 inch clown loaches
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How big is your tank? Corys are peaceful and get along with any size cory though they may tend to group up more with their own species. Having groups of the same species is more important than some being larger or smaller.
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Yes they are a type of Pygmy Cory. They are really more of an algae eater & stay mid level of the tank. They also need to be in groups which is easy as they are around an inch full grown. They are Corydoras pygmaeus
Pygmy Cories are NOT Algae eaters. They eat microorganisms as well as small worms and brine shrimp. They may eat algae wafers, but that is Not the preferred diet. Meat based catfish wafers are better. There is misinformation that Cories should be fed algae wafers as main diet , not true. My club members breed Cories.
C pygmaeus do swim mid tank and check plants for critters, but they do not have the sucker mouth that true algae eating fish have.

Direct info from PC
http://www.planetcatfish.com/common/...species_id=283

Sorry, but I keep seeing this info repeated that they are herbivores.

Regardless of diet, Your pygmaeus are super cute ! I hope to get some later.

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My tank is a 125 gal. So I will get the larg green emerald ones
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