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Mystery Corys #1
Hi Folks,

Hoping someone might be able to ID the below cory.
I received 2 of them from a friend (both pictured) and now that they've passed quarantine would reall like to get them 4or5 friends for company. I initially thought they were cory shwartzi but after looking at photos am sure they aren't; their bodies are much more specled with small black spots than you would see in shwartzi which have larger black spots arranged in (rough) lines.

Any help or suggestions appreciated.

P.S. ignore the unsightly potted plants. They will be planted properly tomorrow once I'm certain about position.


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Re: Mystery Corys #2
Corydoras agassizii are spotty. But that is the limit of my knowledge.

edit:

ooh could be?

http://images.google.com/images?q=cor ... e=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi
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Re: Mystery Corys #3
Close but the spots are much smaller and much more random.

The hunt is on.
1st issue is identifying them, 2nd is ensuring I'm providing the correct environment, 3rd is getting my lfs on the hunt to source some.
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Re: Mystery Corys #4
Actually Cathie you got it!!!

The link you gave, 2nd row, 5th picture. But it's totally different to the other pics and is labelled cory panda. Link to that photo below but it's not agassizii and not panda.
http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:Z ... n/Corydoras%2520Panda.JPG
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Re: Mystery Corys #5
Forgot to mention, these actually spawned in QT but eggs were gone when I looked a couple of hours later. They had laid them on the glass, in the corner, about a third of way up the tank. Checked with previous owner; he has no idea of species and never saw spawning or eggs.
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Re: Mystery Corys #6
planet catfish is your friend on this excellent site for all things catfish related

http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog/genus.php?genus_id=1#431
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Re: Mystery Corys #7
They are some nice lookin apples you have there staff.
If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem.
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Re: Mystery Corys #8
If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem.
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Re: Mystery Corys #9
They definately aren't schwartzi's, the spots are completley different and the main body is a different colour...the only similarity is the headband which is quite common.

Schwartzi's are a very viabrant white with a blue shine about them, their spots are very neat in tidy rows.
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Re: Mystery Corys #10
Got it. Thanks folks. - They're C048:
http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog/ ... .php?species=corydoras+sp(c065)&species_id=162

The apples are great Daz, cheers. Much more active than I expected them to be.