Help! Corydora Ordering Probs

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I called my LFS to special order 8 bronze corys and they said they didn't have those to special order. They had albino (which I don't want), and corydora "green". I have 2 bronze corys already. What's the difference between the green and the bronze? Isn't it also called emerald corys?

Should I just rehome the two bronze and get all emeralds? Are they the same species just different color varietons like the albino and the bronze? I'm calling again today to see if they have bronze corys... but if they don't I would have to order from a LFS an hour away and if one died and I took it to return... Just saying my parent's wouldn't be happy.

Edit: Planet catfish says the average size is almost the same, with the emerald being 3.1 inches SL and the bronze 3. will they school together if I get the green with the bronze?

Seriously fish also says they are between 2.7 and 3.1 inches... Is that too big? Are the "green" corys hes talking about brochis or another form of aenus?
 
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From my understanding emerald green cories, bronze cories, and albino cories, are all the same species of fish.

The easiest way to tell a brochis splenden from a corydora aenues (bronze cory) is by counting the rays on the top dorsalfin. Brochis have more then 10 rays where as an aenues and all other corys only have 7 Also more stout and have a slightly longer snout but the top fin ray count is easier.
 
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There is a green color morph for aeneus corys but brochis splendens (emerald catfish) are a different species.
 
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so when he says "green" corys he probably means another color morph of bronze? I will ask him to look at the picture if they provide one and tell me if its brochis or aeneus.
 

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I think it would be best to get a picture to ID it as many stores mislabel fish.
 

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And would you guys please stop using "Corydora" ? The Genus name is Corydoras, and it should be written as Corydoras whether speaking of one or many.

I've been seeing this more often lately, and just felt the need to point out that it is incorrect.
 

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And would you guys please stop using "Corydora" ? The Genus name is Corydoras, and it should be written as Corydoras whether speaking of one or many.

I've been seeing this more often lately, and just felt the need to point out that it is incorrect.
I didn't know this! Thanks for pointing it out!

so when he says "green" corys he probably means another color morph of bronze? I will ask him to look at the picture if they provide one and tell me if its brochis or aeneus.
Can you ask the store for the scientific name of the green species they are talking about? That will solve your problem
 

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And would you guys please stop using "Corydora" ? The Genus name is Corydoras, and it should be written as Corydoras whether speaking of one or many.

I've been seeing this more often lately, and just felt the need to point out that it is incorrect.
Lol. I have the same problem with people saying Canadian geese. They're Canada geese. Makes me grit my teeth.

I was wondering the same thing about the aforementioned varities in this thread. I was told I have albino/bronze cories, but some research made me wonder if they're in fact just colour forms, or subspecies.
 
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I asked them what the name was and it was green aeneus. So I went ahead and ordered them since it was just another color varient or another name for bronze.

I'm sorry @chromedome52 ! I didn't know that! Thanks!
 

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Lol. I have the same problem with people saying Canadian geese. They're Canada geese. Makes me grit my teeth.

I was wondering the same thing about the aforementioned varities in this thread. I was told I have albino/bronze cories, but some research made me wonder if they're in fact just colour forms, or subspecies.
For those geese you really need a big tank @Jnx

Albinos are simply the same species with a recessive gen. A natural thing but in all cases linebred out of the one or few showing this. They come in aeneus (first) paleatus (second) sterbai and pandas so far (and several other fishspecies).

aeneus show several types (depending where the originate from). Brown, green, reddish, dark.
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For those geese you really need a big tank @Jnx

Albinos are simply the same species with a recessive gen. A natural thing but in all cases linebred out of the one or few showing this. They come in aeneus (first) paleatus (second) sterbai and pandas so far (and several other fishspecies).

aeneus show several types (depending where the originate from). Brown, green, reddish, dark.
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That would explain my stocking issues, then.

That's typical genetics, but I didn't want to assume. Thanks for the clarification!
 
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My corys are arriving today! Can't wait to fill out my school.
 

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I think @DoubleDutch missed something. The second albino photo above appears to me to be a paleatus albino, the dorsal fin is too tall for aeneus, and the overall body shape is different.
It is one of my Paleatus albinos CD.
Thats why I put "second" behind that species meaning that the second pic shows a C.paleatus albino to show the difference.


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Lot of people don't see hahaha.
Visited a German LFS recently. In the tank labeled with Paleatus albino were 100 aeneus and 1 paleatus hahahahah.
 
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Lol. Its different body shape, and the fins are super different.
 
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