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

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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)
 
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Yes C. ambiacus, and the list here I am looking at just says "Brochis Emerald Green"
 
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Ok is C. ambiacus warm or cold water cories?
 

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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.
 
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Anders247 said:
"Brochis emerald green" Is Corydoras splendens. Formerly Brochis splendens....
So are they a different species or are they the ones commonly known as "Emerald cory cats"?
 

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Dom90 said:
So are they a different species or are they the ones commonly known as "Emerald cory cats"?
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.
 

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Anders247 said:
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.
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
 

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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....
 

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

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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.....
 

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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
 
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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 I think I have too many bottom feeders as it is...
 

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