Julii or trilineatus

fionah
  • #1
Hello, I bought these as juliI corydoras for £3.95 each, but I'm wondering if they are actually trilineatus. Can anyone confirm either way?

Also, is it possible to tell the sex of them from these pictures?

Thanks!
 
JohnB
  • #2
My cory cats are the same and I had the same problem but they are in fact C. trilineatus due to the horizontal stripe along the side of the body follows the entire length of the body and there are larger spotting on the body in comparison to the julii.
The juliI are much rarer. See the attached link.
 
Narcicius
  • #3
Sorry you got robbed, if you really wanted juliI try to get your money back.
 
COBettaCouple
  • #4
I've seen those sold here in the US as JuliI as well.
 
Narcicius
  • #5
Fish suppliers = Conmen/women(equal rights for both sexes).
 
fionah
  • Thread Starter
  • #6
It's ok. I didn't go specifically looking for Julii. To be honest, these were my first fish and I just picked out the corys that looked the cutest in the LFS!
 
Narcicius
  • #7
That is my proffered way of picking fish, only if it involves a lot of research beforehand.
 
JohnB
  • #8
my LPS (pet supermarket) had trili's misidentified as well yesterday with a price tag of 4.00 more than the bronze, green or albino
 
Narcicius
  • #9
That gets to me because when I see stuff like that I don't know if the store just has unqualified employees or its just trying to milk more money out of paying customers.
 
Jacko
  • #10
I guess I'm lucky, my LFS has julii's for 3 bucks less than their trills but I'm still not gonna snatch them up at 12.99 a peice! They overprice their cories horribly. Plus I'm not sure if they are true julii's, they could just be another species of cory as there are so many out there.

I have seen people with julii's before, one guy elsewhere was lucky enough to have a breeding tank going of true julii's but he was an importer and got all the cool fish.
 
betta-cat
  • #11
Is this a Julii?

Love the site and love the catfish. Being a cat person (the furry mammal kind of cat), it was natural that I keep cats in my tanks as well. I bought this little guy because he/she was all alone in a great big tank at the LFS. I was told then that he was a JuliI cat but I have yet to come up with a positive ID. So, can anyone help me figure out what he is? He is about 1.5 - 2 inches long, his dorsal fin is long and soft and flows back past his tail (bent over in the picture). One pectoral fin is shorter than the other (possibly an injury?), the long one is about 1 inch long as seen in the picture. Colour is silver gray with darker splotches, his tail is normal shaped with little spots radiating out.

I have 3 cory cats in with my tetras and 2 in with the guppies. I have not been able to find another 'julii-cat' since I bought this one. This one lives with my platies. If I did find another one, would it be safe to add it to this tank? I've had this one alone for easily a year or so. Could I add another type of catfish to keep him company?

Thanks!!
 
Jacko
  • #12
Hey betta-cat, I saw that exact type of cory in the LFS yesterday and I think they had them labeled as "Long-Fin Peppered" and I'm betting it is C. paleatus. You could probably add another one or two as they are a schooling fish, if your stocking conditions allow.
 
Narcicius
  • #13
That cat has really long flowing fins, sorry for the interruption but he sounds cool. Hope you ID him and get him some buddies soon.
 
Fish Addict
  • #14
Darn! I think my JuliI might not be JuliI also!! Oh well. At least in my mind they will be...
 
trinnamaree
  • #15
HI all,
In another topic, another member commented that my corys could possibly be Trilineatus instead of JuliI as I was told by my lfs. This was going off a fairly unclear photo though, hence why I'm starting this topic.

I've always known that they are commonly mislabelled, but it hasn't been until now that I want a definite answer.

Here are some photos of my corys, both male and female. I should add, they've all been bought at different times from two different lfs.
P.S sorry about the photobombing neons lol.







 
trinnamaree
  • #16
Julii*
Darn autocorrect
 
Viriam Karo
  • #17
I think they're false Julii--they're not as "speckly" as true julii. More barred.



I have some false julii's and they're absolutely adorable. They spend more time in the upper ranges of my tank than my albinos do.
 
trinnamaree
  • #18
I think they're false Julii--they're not as "speckly" as true julii. More barred.



I have some false julii's and they're absolutely adorable. They spend more time in the upper ranges of my tank than my albinos do.

I did my research on that site and that's what I thought too - I just wanted other opinions haha.
I honestly like the pattern of Trilineatus better, so it's worked out for the best haha.

They're such adorable fish any stress in my day, and all I have to do is watch their little butts wiggle and I'm good again

Also - I've noticed mine too like being in the upper regions. Right now they're playing with the airstone in the middle of the tank lol.
 
chrisb01
  • #19
I have some of each, and I keep them together. I happen to like both, no problem...
 
Viriam Karo
  • #20
Haha agreed! I love dropping in a shrimp pellet and watching them find it and go after it in a swarm. Mine don't "swim" in the upper range but they will snuffle around the leaves of my plants, no matter how high they are.
 
DoubleDutch
  • #21
100% Trilineatus. All over the world they are sold as " Julii" . Really no idea why. Real JuliI are quite rate. Think the Trilis are quit as beautiful (even more) just as their name is hahahaha.
 
_Fried_Bettas_
  • #22
The difference between these species is obvious once you realize that juliis have spots on the trilneatus have squiggles.

I also think the trilneatus look much better and have them myself. I have actually never seen a true juliI for sale, including on aquabid. I bought my trilneatus from someone on aquabid who labeled them as juliI and who had two pictures one of which showed the real juliI and one the false. I received the trilneatus and was happy with that since I think they look better, the only reason to like the juliI over them is simply to have something rare.

I think calling trilneatus false anything is somewhat a insult to a beautiful species.
 
DoubleDutch
  • #23
Agree with that !!! As someone said in another thread : JuliI is false Trilineatus hahahaha. JuliI is found in an area where there is hardly any commercial fishcatching going on. Think that's great !!!!!
 
_Fried_Bettas_
  • #24
Need to come up with a good abbreviation for trilineatus. I think we take that middle sylable and start calling them the "neat" corys
 
trinnamaree
  • #25
Need to come up with a good abbreviation for trilineatus. I think we take that middle sylable and start calling them the "neat" corys

DoubleDutch said 'trilis' which I quite like haha
 
Edmund
  • #26
Welp, once my tank settles into good health (worm meds round two yet to come) I'm gonna find a way to quarantine some neato trilis to go with my other corys
 
trinnamaree
  • #27
Welp, once my tank settles into good health (worm meds round two yet to come) I'm gonna find a way to quarantine some neato trilis to go with my other corys

Neato trilis hahahaha I LOVE IT!!
 
chrisb01
  • #28
BTW, there is no such thing as a "false Julii", there are JuliI and there are Trilineatus.

I know this is a term usually used to refer to Trilineatus, but I just don't like calling any of my fish "false", when they do have a name and a place in the hobby.
 
_Fried_Bettas_
  • #29
It is a common name for the fish whether we like it or not, especially when more people know what you are talking about than by it's other names. I much prefer the other common names, particularly leopard cory, although three line or three stripe cory is better than false.

I think we should start calling them leopard corys and correct people when they call them anything else. Maybe we can start a trend away from the juliI reference.
 
escapay
  • #30
Trilineatus!
<-- see them here, looks like your fish.

The JuliI has a spotted pattern:
 
Edmund
  • #31
Ooh, leopard corys. That sounds marketable, honestly.

And here I liked 'em better because the little wiggly lines made maze patterns XD NOW THEY'RE LEOPARDS.
 
DoubleDutch
  • #32
Leopard Cory is a closely related one but not Trilineatus !!! This might be of some help :
 
_Fried_Bettas_
  • #33
Planet catfish listed them as leopard corys, that was what I was going by
 
DoubleDutch
  • #34
Yep your right. Think that isn't correct cause so is Leopardus !!!!???? Leopardus sometimes also is called Longsnout Trilineatus to my believe.
 
_Fried_Bettas_
  • #35
Well we will just have to be happy with three line cory. That is after all what trilineatus means.
 
DoubleDutch
  • #36
Discussed it with a specialist : trilineatus indeed is called Leopard too. This is all due to the mixing up of Julii, trilineatus, leopardus. So it isn't incorrect, but it's made so by some incorrect mixing ups earlier woehahaha. In Holland we indeed call them Trilis or Trils. I'll keep it that way so I won't be cause of more confusion hahaha. There is almost no LFS to be found not calling them JuliI BTW.
 
_Fried_Bettas_
  • #37
Recently, LFSs around me have labeled them that awful name false julii. I think I would rather have them called them the incorrect julii. Not to mention the dozens of other similar species of spotted corys. AgassiziI being the most common one that hasn't already entered are discussion. I question the correctness of all these 100's of corys being independent species and not just variations, but I'm no expert in taxonomy.
 
DoubleDutch
  • #38
But they are in fact aware they are not JuliI : thumbs up though the name is awefull hahaha. Agree partly on that (there are even some natural hybrids!!). But they have one thing in common : they're all such nice and friendly fish !!!
 

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