Bronze corys mixing with Venezuelan corys

joshuaby6

I have a trio of orange Venezuelan corydoras that I’ve been planning to breed for some time now but I think they’re all females. Now unfortunately these corys are very rare in my area so I’m unable to get more at the moment but I’ve seen bronze corys breed with albinos because they’re technically the same species and so I was wondering if they would do the same with the Venezuela‘s because there are some mixed opinions on the internet on whether or not they are just a color variation of the species aeneus. If anybody can shed some light on that I would be very thankful
 

mattgirl

I don't know if they are just different colors of the same species but wanted to let you know about my bronze and albino corys. I had 3 bronze and 3 albino. I have had at least 50 eggs hatch over the years. All but 1 of the fry came out bronze. One little albino finally showed up. Sadly it didn't make it but I was happy to finally see one. The Mom to most of them was a big albino female. And although I had 2 albino males all the fry were still bronze.

I am just passing this along in case the same happens here. Although the orange ones may be the ones laying the eggs you may still end up with all bronze.
 

Coradee

Hi, Bronze & albino are the same species just different colour morphs so they’re ok to spawn with each other.
C.venezuelanus are in the aenus family so are able to cross breed with the bronze but please don’t as they are a separate species & you will get hybrids.
There are well over 400 species of cory without muddying the water with hybrids.
 

DoubleDutch

Hi, Bronze & albino are the same species just different colour morphs so they’re ok to spawn with each other.
C.venezuelanus are in the aenus family so are able to cross breed with the bronze but please don’t as they are a separate species & you will get hybrids.
There are well over 400 species of cory without muddying the water with hybrids.
Agree with this though the Venezualans allready seem to be "polluted" with aeneus-blood in the time they were seen as C.aeneus themselves.

The fish sold as green Aeneus have Venezuelan blood in them though there are natural green ones as well.

But I allways kept them seperated for the reasons Coradee mentioned. The beautiful orange will fade when crossbred.

#letstrytokeepstrainsascleanaspossible
 

Tigerburp

This is just my observation but corys tend to school better if they are with strictly their own species ,not that they wouldn’t school with other types but the would be tighter if they are if the same type.so I would recommend just getting one type
 

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