Help! Corydora Ordering Probs

Discussion in 'Corydoras' started by Culprit, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. CulpritFishlore VIPMember

    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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  2. JaceeNew MemberMember

    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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  3. el337Fishlore LegendMember

    There is a green color morph for aeneus corys but brochis splendens (emerald catfish) are a different species.

  4. CulpritFishlore VIPMember

    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.

  5. el337Fishlore LegendMember

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

  6. chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    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.
  7. AngelTheGypsyFishlore VIPMember

    I didn't know this! Thanks for pointing it out!

    Can you ask the store for the scientific name of the green species they are talking about? That will solve your problem
  8. JnxValued MemberMember

    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.
  9. CulpritFishlore VIPMember

    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!
  10. DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    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. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  11. JnxValued MemberMember

    That would explain my stocking issues, then.

    That's typical genetics, but I didn't want to assume. Thanks for the clarification!
  12. CulpritFishlore VIPMember

    My corys are arriving today! Can't wait to fill out my school.
  13. chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    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.
  14. DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    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.

    [​IMG] aeneus

    [​IMG] paleatus
  15. CulpritFishlore VIPMember

    Oh yeah. Definitely a big difference there!
  16. DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    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.
  17. CulpritFishlore VIPMember

    Lol. Its different body shape, and the fins are super different.
  18. chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    I didn't see that in the post first, my bad. :oops:

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