Discussion in 'Corydoras' started by itsayes, Apr 14, 2017.
Saw this great looking cory I've never seen before at lfs. What is it?
possibly half masked cory?
Extremely rare species - always wild caught and imported (albeit very, very rarely).
I agree that it looks alike but I seriously doubt it that species Mike. There is hardly any trade from Surinam and French Guyana where those are found.
Besides of that I don't think this LFS (looking at the gravel) would get them cause of the enormous price those would be.
I expect it to be a look alike from another part of South America (Brasil??)
Without the location they were caught they will be hardly / not to ID.
They are awesome btw.
I'm very skeptical myself, but I can't find a species that even vaguely resembles this fish.
Saramaccensis fits body shape, finnage and coloration very closely.
I've found some very rare mislabeled species at my LFS. They don't know what they're getting, they only know what they ordered and they sell accordingly.
To the OP, I'd pick up as many as possible. I really believe these are saramaccensis.
@chromedome52 @NavigatorBlack any thoughts here?
I had a closer look at the (few) pics of C.saramaccensis.
That fish is more or less a longsnout in my opinion.
As said I doubt this specific lfs would find those woth an wholesaler and sell them.
The price would be verrrrrry high,
they wouldn't be held with C.aeneus in a displaytank, would be on other kind of gravel (They should be handeled like jewelry)
There are a lot of other Corys (like ambiacus, ephippifer, aso) that show sooooo many different appearances (color spotting shape) that I only can imagine it's another type.
C.punctatus is also sold "everywhere" though they aren't in the trade (same reason btw : found in Surinam, mainly in a preservation aerea).
The last advice I agree with Mike for the fullest : Buy as many as you can keep hahahaha. They are awesome.
I just bumped into some lookalikes at facebook : Those were indeed ID-ed as C.ambiacus.
I'm not seeing it. Ambiacus is more stout. More spotting on the tail fin. Black line on the dorsal.
Buy them all. Buy them all. Buy them all.
Haha thanks for the input. I'll go back today and see if I can get some answers for sure. Will report back!
Don't mention that you think they're saramaccensis! They'll charge you accordingly. Just buy the fish and figure out what they are afterwards.
Worst case scenario you have a beautiful morph of a not so common species; best case scenario you have a species that's RARELY brought into the US. If you can breed them people will pay.
Any link to the species you listed? Did a quick Google search and found nothing yet. Any idea of water requirements for them? I only have one established tank and several other empty/uncycled tanks at the moment.
Edit: guess I'll QT them anyway
Search corydoras saramaccensis, you'll find them.
We're parameters would be slightly acidic, ph of 6.5 to 7.2, low level of dissolved solids.
If I'm right these are wild caught fish and will not do well if their parameters aren't close to the water they were taken from.
They only have 3
Worth getting or need 6?
Labeled and priced as ?
Assorted cory cat $5.99
Waiting for somebody to help out. Its a pet store with fish, not a fish store. They do have a decent selection tho
I've bought healthy fish here before, but their angels have severe fin rot or something
I expect the mentioned corys to do 20 to 40 times this price. Another sign for me it aren't those. Beauties though, but I'd only get a group of 6 (+).
Fish guy came over and said they're c. melanistius
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