Corydoras Id Help Please!!

Discussion in 'Corydoras' started by FishyFan2018, Mar 22, 2019.

  1. FishyFan2018Valued MemberMember

    Got these thinking they were pandas and they are so not pandas so need to know what kind they are so they can go in the proper tank. The one I know was definitely not a panda but looked so different than any I saw before I got it anyways (yes I know bad bad but figured better off with me where I can put him in a tank with correct perameters than in a noobie tank with incompatible tank mates). They are in my quarentine tank.

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  2. DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Both interesting wildcaught ones.
    My guesses.

    1 C.elegans
    2 In one way C.ephippifer jumps in mind (color) but can go wrong completely here.

  3. FishyFan2018Valued MemberMember

    Ya I have absolutely no clue. My fish guy just said that they came in as assorted so he had no way of knowing for sure. But they seem happy and active and so far healthy.

  4. DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Please place some more pics of the second one.

  5. FishyFan2018Valued MemberMember

    This is the other one.

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  6. FishcatWell Known MemberMember

    Interesting! My LFS often has “assorted wild corys” but I certainly don’t have the identification skills to feel confident about buying them.
  7. DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Hahahaha the pics are exactly hiding some ID-points such as dorsal and shape.

    Looking at the striping, the yellow color on the head and the long dorsal in the earlier pics point towards C.schwartzi but I think it shape isn't high enough
  8. FishyFan2018Valued MemberMember


    It's fast and very shy but I'll keep trying to get a decent pic lol

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  9. McasellaFishlore VIPMember

    First looks like bilineatus, with irregular spotting in inverse instead of clean dots of elegans.
    With the other I wouldn't say schwatzi due to the lack of dorsal line (white in just about every one I've seen, including the ones I have). I'd say agassizii, but the pattern is too fine and has a clear line down the side in the last picture. Maybe melanistius? (@DoubleDutch ?)
  10. DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    To be honest I doubt it is C.bilineatus (two lined) but think you are right with C.melanistius.
  11. FishyFan2018Valued MemberMember

    I was thinking melanistius for the black and white guys. Still not too sure on the other guy yet but thanks guys for the help!
  12. DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    One thing is sure : It is from the Elegans group.
  13. FishyFan2018Valued MemberMember

    I agree.

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