type of cory

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by llfish, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. llfish

    llfishWell Known MemberMember

    Hello, about a month ago I bought a school 5 julii corys, the associate threw in this guy because she only had one and did not know what it was haha..yay free fish for me. I have not been able to find him buddies, anyone know what type he is....small like a panda cory almost looks like a panda..julii cross but I have no clue.
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    Sorry for the pictures my camera is not great.

    Also, I went to a small pet store today. I bought 4 albino corys to finish my school and she said she wanted to empty the tank so gave me all her inhabitants..which were a single panda cory and ANOther black angel about the size of a dime (only angel left in the store and I had bought one from this school 2 weeks ago) So in my 36 g atm I have 2 dime size black angels, a quarter size koi angel and a toonie size Smokey angel..thank goodness I am getting a bigger tank in a couple weeks! I hope a couple of them pair. If they dont I will have the means to separate. I of course will get the little panda some friends, she said he had been alone in there for months poor little fella!
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  2. QQQUUUUAADDD

    QQQUUUUAADDDWell Known MemberMember

    First seems to be a julii, more likely a trilineatus. Does it have little dots or small squiggles on its forehead?

    The others are agassizii cory.
     
  3. OP
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    llfish

    llfishWell Known MemberMember

    Well my of my 5 other juliis I think 4 are false and was is true. This guy has a black mask like a panda. there are not squigglies on his head it is mainly blackish, his body form seems different than a Julii.
     




  4. QQQUUUUAADDD

    QQQUUUUAADDDWell Known MemberMember

    Could you try and get a clearer pic of his forehead?
     




  5. Tonia

    ToniaWell Known MemberMember

    I'm no expert on corys.. but I love your angels! They are lovely!!
     
  6. OP
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    llfish

    llfishWell Known MemberMember

    Ok here he is again
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    Once I know what it is i want to get him more buddies. he is always by himself ;( until today..when I added the one lonesome panda from the fish store and they are inseperable atm.
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2012
  7. QQQUUUUAADDD

    QQQUUUUAADDDWell Known MemberMember

    Oh, I already said lol, he's an agassizii. I was referring to the cory in front in the first pic.
     
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    llfish

    llfishWell Known MemberMember

    doh! ok just have to find him! His head is plumper..and dotted with fine dots. The other 4 are swirly
     
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    llfish

    llfishWell Known MemberMember

    here we are!
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  10. Ryan123Valued MemberMember

    I am pretty it is a sterbia Cory I have kept them before so I am almost positive.
    yes it is I just checked on Google images
     
  11. RogueAgent94

    RogueAgent94Fishlore VIPMember

    The fish in post #6 is a Corydoras punctatus. The fish in post #9 is a Corydoras julii.

    Ryan, Sterbai are similar looking to Juliis except for three main differences. Sterbai are larger, darker colored, and have orange pectoral fins. Here's a picture of one of mine. image
     
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  12. QQQUUUUAADDD

    QQQUUUUAADDDWell Known MemberMember

    I guess I was wrong. Agassizis seem to have a longer snout than the punctatus. Maybe that's the way to differentiate the two since I personally think they look very similar.
     
  13. RogueAgent94

    RogueAgent94Fishlore VIPMember

    The stockier body and lack of dark eye stripe in the Agassizii is what made me think Punctatus.
     




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