Unique/Rare Corydoras

Discussion in 'Corydoras' started by Dom90, Jul 16, 2015.

  1. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Wondering if these two types of Corydoras are rare... Ambiacus and Brochis Anders247 Coradee Have you guys heard of these two species before?

  2. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    You mean C. ambiacus, C. britskii (formerly Brochis britskii), C. splendens (formerly Brochis splendens) and Brochis multiradiatus? (There's now only one species in Brochis)

  3. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Yes C. ambiacus, and the list here I am looking at just says "Brochis Emerald Green"

  4. PlecomakerWell Known MemberMember

    I have some currently, not sure about rare though.
  5. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Ok is C. ambiacus warm or cold water cories?
  6. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    Brochis are most commonly sold as emerald corys, ambiacus like cooler temps, neither are particularly rare
    Most corys are happy around 24C, a few such as peppered like it cooler & a few such as Sterbai warmer.
  7. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    "Brochis emerald green" Is Corydoras splendens. Formerly Brochis splendens....
  8. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    So are they a different species or are they the ones commonly known as "Emerald cory cats"?
  9. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    They're the ones known as emerald cory cats. But they are similar to Corydoras aeneus, so look up the difference between the two, I think it's that C. splendens has more bony scutes.
  10. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    Brochis have more dorsal rays not scutes, as for them being C.splendens, as far as I know the jury's still out on that one. I must remember to ask at the catfish convention next year, I missed it this year
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2015
  11. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    I just researched them a few days ago when I went through the whole Corydoras genus and subfamily.
    Currently, they're C. splendens, and there's also talk of moving B. multiradiatus to Corydoras genus as well. According to FishBase.
    Edit: good to know about the dorsal rays....
  12. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    There's been talk of a major reclassification of corydoradinae for years, I wish they'd get on with it
  13. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Yeah.... I also noticed they moved C. barbatus and a few others to their own genus, Scleromystax.  
    And on that topic, I recently saw that Otocinclus affinis is now in it's own, monotypic genus, Macrotocinclus.....
  14. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    Nice fish the barbatus, a friend of mine breeds them.
    Anyway back on topic, Splendens have a wider temperature range so may suit the Op's tank better than the ambiacus
  15. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    It's not that I'm necessarily going to put some cories in the tank, but I am just opening up a discussion about the possibility that these cory species are rare or not :D I think I have too many bottom feeders as it is...

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