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Author Topic: Need help identifying cories  (Read 1898 times)
Tkmlinus
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« on: February 17, 2016, 09:00:03 PM »

Greetings, I was hoping someone might be able to help me out. I have 2 Bronze corys in my tank and was looking for tankmates for them to school with. All I can find are 'green' corys. I have read that they are the same from my searches on google, but no one at the pet store can confirm this. I have (hopefully) attached the picture of my bronze(the single fish) and the greens(the three grouped together). Are the 2 the same species? Will they school together? Thanks!


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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2016, 01:58:43 AM »

The only way to know for sure is by scientific name....

"Corydoras Aeneus"

Do the pet store even know the scientific name?

If not I would seriously consider going elsewhere to buy my fish.....Thats not a good sign....

To be honest the ones in the picture could be any number of species......

They do look like the Green Cory Aeneus though!

If it was me I would source some more Bronze Corries (Online if you cant get any near where you live)
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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2016, 08:38:25 AM »

Here is two sources you may be able to compare your fish:

http://www.planetcatfish.com/common/common_names.php?letter=c

http://www.badmanstropicalfish.com/profiles/profile18.html



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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2016, 03:50:18 PM »

The "green" corydoras may be brochis, which used to be brochis splendens, but are now called corydoras splendens, at least by some:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emerald_catfish
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