Green aeneus corydora and albino corys

Arrow1oo

So I have a 55 gallon and I want to complete my corydora school. I have 2 green aeneus corydoras (look like green color variants from the bronze) and I was wondering if them and albino corys would school. I Know Cory's need to have the same species but I wasn't sure if they would and don't want to risk it
 

kattiq

From what I know, cories of different species will socialize but they won't school together. So if you want them to "school" I would get more of the green cories.
 
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ImpairedFish

If you have Green Emerald/Bronze and Albinos they will school together from everything I've read online but if you have an albino and pepper they'll socialize but won't school together.
 
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Algonquin

Green, Bronze and the 'common' albino corys sold in most fish shops are all C. Aeneus.
 
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DoubleDutch

Green, Bronze and the 'common' albino corys sold in most fish shops are all C. Aeneus.
Yes agree. Same species, so shoal / group, socialize and mate.

Singe and plural is "Corydoras" btw
 
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Arrow1oo

If you have Green Emerald/Bronze and Albinos they will school together from everything I've read on mine but if you have an albino and pepper they'll socialize but won't school together.
Yes agree. Same species, so shoal / group, socialize and mate.

Singe and plural is "Corydoras" btw
I know you're something of a corydoras master , would you suggest I try some albinos or be safe with just greens? I want to make sure they feel like a school
 
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ImpairedFish

I know you're something of a corydoras master , would you suggest I try some albinos or be safe with just greens? I want to make sure they feel like a school
I have 4 albinos, 4 green/bronze and 6 peppers, they all socialize but the albinos and green/bronze school together. I think Imperial Tropics does bundle deals when you buy more than one cory. If you want them to school you need at least 8 or more and some will be straglers and do their own thing but for the most part they'll swim around together. Might down fall might be I bought them from multiple dealers and not just one. So they could be speaking different languages for all I know. Ha
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DoubleDutch

I know you're something of a corydoras master , would you suggest I try some albinos or be safe with just greens? I want to make sure they feel like a school
Hahaha too much honour.
But yes they're safe with just Greens (as long as both are C.aeneus)
 
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Algonquin

DoubleDutch, just curious... you'll know the answer to this one. When Bronze breed with Green, what traits do the offspring have? Will all the babies be either Green or Bronze, or will they be mixed shades of green and bronze? I believe with albino, both parents must have the albino gene to create albino offspring. What is the result when a Green or Bronze breeds with an albino? Not trying to hijack the thread, just wondering
 
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DoubleDutch

DoubleDutch, just curious... you'll know the answer to this one. When Bronze breed with Green, what traits do the offspring have? Will all the babies be either Green or Bronze, or will they be mixed shades of green and bronze? I believe with albino, both parents must have the albino gene to create albino offspring. What is the result when a Green or Bronze breeds with an albino? Not trying to hijack the thread, just wondering

It all depends of thw genes of the parents
Green and bronze genes are dominant and albino recessive.

All offspring with these dominant gens will be green or bronze. I'll try to explain :

If Green (or bronze) gen is X (dominant) and Albino is Y (recessive) ;

XX = Green / bronze
XY and YX = Green / Bronze
Only YY = albino

Soooooo
If you "cross" XX with YY the offspring will be all XY or YX (green or bronze)

Only when you cross this offspring again or cross those with an albino you'll get partly albino corys

XY x XY can result 3/4 in XY / YX (green bronze) and about a 1/4 YY (albino)

XY x YY (alb) 1/2 will be XY/YX and 1/2 will be YY (albino)

two albinos YY x YY of course will only give YY as result (albino)

So if one breeds 2 Green / Bronze Corys and offspring partly is albino both parents need to have a recessive albinogen (there must have been albino in their ancestry)
Breeding albinos never will give you green / bronze.

BTW breeding bronze and greens will give you mixed colors and specific signs of both parents (unless those both also have recessive albino gens in the line allready)

Hoping this makes sense. Otherwise PM me and I'll try to explain it in a different way.
 
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Algonquin

Yup, all makes sense Thanks for explaining it!!
 
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Sankalpakc

I used to have both Albinos and Green aeneus corys. They would often sit together and would gather for feeding but I did notice if they had a choice they would prefer those of their own coloring when swimming.

How many are you planning on getting? In a 55 you could easily have 6+ of each and do your own experiment. That would make two small shoals or one larger one depending on how the corys choose to “associate.”
 
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