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Whats this fish please? #1
Good Morning!!

Father Christmas bought me a fish tank, stand and equipment to go tropical...i'm so excited as I already have a coldwater tank and am looking for ward to going tropical!!

I asked a few months ago what the following fish was called but can't remember...is it a peppered cory? I looked at the caresheet and it looks different?

The tank is 125 litre and I am wanting to do lots of research and take my time with setting it up and getting the right fish.

Thank you for your help!x

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Re: Whats this fish please? #2
My peppered cories look different to that one too, although he def looks like he is from that family.

I am guessing you know about the fishless cycle right?
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Re: Whats this fish please? #3
It is a corydoras, I was thinking Sterbia or trilineatus, but I'm pretty sure that's wrong.
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Re: Whats this fish please? #4
Yeah I have a coldwater tank so know about fishless cycling, thanks anyway.

I will definately need help on which fish can live together safely though!
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Re: Whats this fish please? #5
I am sure we can help you there! Have a good look around the lfs and on the net etc and write a list of all the fish you like then start checking their needs.

Firstly though do you know your water hardness? Much easier to have fish that naturally live in the same water hardness as your tap water saves a lot of hassles and the fish really do well in their right environment. So water hardness, PH and temp will determine from you list what you can get then you will need to go through temperaments and assess if they can live together!

Sounds long and difficult but it can be very rewarding when you know you have the right mix and they are getting the very best of care from you!


Catfish if you follow that url you will also see what PH and temps etc you would be looking at keeping your tank then you find other fish that can live in that water then find out if they can live together (from us) AND YOU HAVE A TANK FULL OF HAPPY FISH!
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Re: Whats this fish please? #6
Looks like a corydorus loxozonus- slant bar cory.
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Re: Whats this fish please? #7
Oh yes! that looks like it very nice little fish.
URL - Corydorus loxozonus

Have a read this will help Catfish!.
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Re: Whats this fish please? #8
Thanks for your help lilgoldy! I really think it looks cute, but I doubt I will b able to get any from my local LFS. I have only seen it on the net.

Thanks again!