Cross breeding Corydoras

RelaxingBettas

I have a question, pretty sure I won't like the answer I expect lol, but I'd like a consensus from experienced cory people- what about the unnamed species that are still just a number and it's just expected they're one thing or another- I've got Venezuelan and laser corys I'd love to keep together (given my limited space) but I am dubious they won't mix it up despite a decent number (at that price!) for each; they all look awfully like the bronze in phenotype, outside their characteristic colorations. I suspect if I don't want highfin lasers (I wouldn't hate it as an experiment, we mix up guppy and endler strains, betta so. etc) but I just want to breed these species alone, y'all think they're going to mingle? (They are very young, I do have the option to move them after growing them out a bit.) I am curious if they'll keep to their own kind.
 

Coradee

Hi, C.venezuelanus & lasers are both in the aenus family so are able to cross breed. I wouldn’t suggest keeping them together.
 

veggieshark

Are you asking the cross-breeding question because you want to do that or because you want to avoid it?
Not sure why my post was moved to this thread. It was in response to another question in another thread.
 

RelaxingBettas

Are you asking the cross-breeding question because you want to do that or because you want to avoid it?
I know the right answer lol (if you're asking me, sorry if not), my vague curiosity as to what would happen does not supercede my desire to breed lots and lots of healthy adorable non-hybrid corydoras . I want to keep the value on those spawns, I get rather fond of my fishes, and have noticed people take rather better care of $30 ones than ones deemed 'valueless' (or I would have veiltail bettas, for I love them- but if they don't have a waiting list I am not interested in breeding them, for their own sake as much as my limited room).
If it seemed like my response was a non sequitur, it was merged from another thread, and someone else was quoted, I was just asking an offhand question on topic, not starting a thread on hybrid corys lol.
Here's the lasers (they might be aeneas but there's debate) in their 'breeder', hoping these new kubotais coexist well, but they are welcome to condition in there for now with their boxmates from Aquatic Arts, anyway (I had cpds in there but I'm spawning them anyway and they are ravenous bullies, I don't really trust them with my cory eggs, even with all that ohko for them to fall between). If you can see them they're pretty fast (and my phone is lousy).

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Not sure why my post was moved to this thread. It was in response to another question in another thread.
Just one of those glitches I expect, forums tend to get weird about continuing old threads, even when they are not digressing from topic (thank you for clarifying, it gets confusing when threads get muddled!)
 

DoubleDutch

Is it me or am I the onlynone that doesn't understand the point you're trying to make or the question you're asking hahhaha.
Sorry !
 

Coradee

I think because lasers still have a CW number rather than a ‘proper’ name the op was asking whether they were related to & might interbreed with their venezuelans
 

DoubleDutch

I think because lasers still have a CW number rather than a ‘proper’ name the op was asking whether they were related to & might interbreed with their venezuelans
Ahhhh I get that. You allready answered hahaha.
 

Krishorner84

I currently have bronze corydoras but I have more then enough room to have some different corydoras in my tank as I love my corydoras and would like variety, my question is which corydoras should I avoid getting in case they crossbreed as I would want to avoid doing that, thank you in advance!
 

bcfishtanks

I've heard that cories in different breeds don't usually school together. Now, I only have have peppered cories, and they try to school with my betta, so I'm not sure if this is true or not, but you might be okay here.
 

mimo91088

You could go with some albino bronze cories. They're the same species as the bronze. Different colors, but same species so no hybrids.
 

Krishorner84

I've heard that cories in different breeds don't usually school together. Now, I only have have peppered cories, and they try to school with my betta, so I'm not sure if this is true or not, but you might be okay here.
I heard that they won’t shoal together as well which wouldn’t be a problem as the other type of corydoras I get I’ll get 6-7 so they stick together in there own group, I’ve read that certain ones can cross breed so I just wondering which ones to avoid, I like the pepper corydoras there really nice.
 

Pfrozen

its mostly the pandas and juliis/false juliis that have been known to crossbreed.. occasionally the peppered cories as well but not commonly

you should be okay with the bronze as long as the others are from different species
 

Krishorner84

You could go with some albino bronze cories. They're the same species as the bronze. Different colors, but same species so no hybrids.
I don’t want to sound picky but I’m not a fan of albino fish, I was looking at sterbi or something nicely patterned.
 

bcfishtanks

Also not a fan of the albino. They may be the only cories I wouldn't consider.
 

pagoda

One of my aquariums has a mixed bunch of Cory, they arrived as a mixed bunch and they generally sit on the sand together for their meetings, lob sand at each other, then go off and do their own thing. Three are long fin Bronze, one is a Sterbai and two long fin Pepper. They have their meetings two or three times a day and they eat together most days, no fighting and so far no reproductions. They are different sizes but still respect each other's personal space and get along fine, swim together, play together and eat together
 

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