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post #11 of 26 Old 01-17-2013, 07:04 PM
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I called my favorite fish store its about an hour away from me and they havr both in stock and like 15 other species in stock they are 5 bucks a piece
That is a good price, but you are in the US. My C. leucomelas cost me $12 each, which is why I only got three. But when corys are together in a good number, like the 31 I have in my 115g, you can have 3 of a species, though 5 is better no doubt. If you see others you like, I would suggest 15 with five of each of three species. They all live together peacefully; probably the most peaceful freshwater fish there is.

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post #12 of 26 Old 01-18-2013, 03:25 AM
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These are catfish:

Emerald Catfish (Brochis splendens)
Glass Catfish (Kryptopterus minor)
Gulper Catfish (Asterophysus batrachus )
Hoplo Catfish (Hoplosternum thoracatum)
Jaguar Catfish (Liosomadorus oncinus)
Oto Catfish (Otocinclus macrospilus)
Pictus Catfish (Pimelodus pictus)
Spotted Driftwood Cat (Centromochlus perugiae)
Striped Raphael Catfish (Platydoras armatulus)
Synodontis Ocellifer Catfish (Synodontis ocellifer)
Twig Catfish (Farlowella vittata)
Upside Down Catfish (Synodontis nigriventris)
Walking Catfish (Clarias batrachus)
Whiptail Catfish (Rineloricaria parva)

And these or Corydoras:

dolfo's Cory (Corydoras adolfoi)
Bandit Cory (Corydoras metae)
Blackfin Cory (Corydoras leucomelas)
Bronze Cory (Corydoras aeneus)
Dwarf Cory (Corydoras hastatus)
False Adolfo Cory (Corydoras duplicareus)
False Bandit Cory (Corydoras melini)
False Network Catfish (Corydoras sodalis)
Gosse Cory (Corydoras gossei)
Guapore Cory (Corydoras guapore)
Julii Cory (Corydoras julii)
Leopard Cory (Corydoras leopardus)
Panda Corydoras (Corydoras panda)
Pepper Cory (Corydoras paleatus)
Pygmy Cory (Corydoras pygmaeus)
Reticulated Cory (Corydoras reticulatus)
Salt and Pepper Cory (Corydoras habrosus)
Sands Cory (Corydoras davidsandsi)
Schwartz Cory (Corydoras schwartzi)
Smudge Spot Cory (Corydoras similis)
Spotfin Cory (Corydoras punctatus)
Sterbai Corydoras (Corydoras sterbai)
Tail Spot Cory (Corydoras caudimaculatus)
Three Line Cory (Corydoras trilineatus)

I haven't looked at the classifications enough to know the difference between them but some of the cats are often called Cory's and some of the Cory's are called cats, less often. Suffice it to say there are a lot, and these just from this site's profiles.

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Now they show lol.....not tht i wanna do this cause it would be tottally unatural ...you couldnt keep one of each species? Just wondering
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post #15 of 26 Old 01-18-2013, 08:39 PM
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Well that depends on how you define the common name Cory. :) There are Cory that like cooler water or slightly warmer water then the majority of Cories so you really cant keep all of them together in the same tank.

To me all fish in the Genera Corydoras, Scleromystax, Brochis and Aspidoras are Corys.

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Pepper cory wont do ok in 81 to 82 ?
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Pepper cory wont do ok in 81 to 82 ?
Most Cory's won't do well in high 70's. I ended up going with an emerald catfish to suit my tank temperature instead, that and the up to 30dGH water tolerance

82f is even on the edge for them.

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So are the emerald catfish really tht green?and so....if the dorsal fin almost touches the little fin befor the tail its an emerald cat? and a bigger gap its a cory?
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So are the emerald catfish really tht green?and so....if the dorsal fin almost touches the little fin befor the tail its an emerald cat? and a bigger gap its a cory?
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Could you plz post a pic lol i need to kno if the 2 that i got from my lfs are emeraod cats or cory mine are darker than the bronze cory but not as green as the pics on here they do have a green tint tho and thier dorsal fin goes all the way to the little fin befor the tail i think its a emerald and i really hope they are cause if not idk what ima do :-Q i wish i would have known for shure plzz help me identify
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Mine haven't shown up yet. If the dorsal is that long it is probably the correct fish. Did you buy them by "Emerald catfish" or by "Brochis Slpendens" Or by "Emerald Brochis"? The first could be anything including the Bronze Cory, the other two, if the shop gets their names right, would be correct. The differences that are important to me are the higher hardness, pH and temperature range of the cat over the cory. Otherwise I wouldn't really care which I got colour and look wise.... I'd have been happy if I managed a bandit cory initially.

Here is a comparative pair of pics from the internet, they are good examples to be able to see the difference in the dorsal fin, otherwise, colouring could just be a variance between the fish specimens. The first is the Cory and the second is the catfish.
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post #20 of 26 Old 01-19-2013, 01:31 PM
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The other (non-cory) fish species in your tank (Alex) haven't been mentioned, so I can't assess their temp requirements. But is there a reason for having this tank at 81F or higher? This is too warm for many (= most actually) of our tropical fish, though there are exceptions. I'll summarize below.

Temperature ranges for each species such as those in our profiles are intended to give a range in which the fish can manage, though it may not be suitable at either end but only for shorter periods. I think it is safe to say that all tropical streams vary in temperature from day to night, and also from season to season and the water cools during the rains. The fish adapted to those watercourses are able to tolerate the extremes. But when forced to live in them continually, as in a heated aquarium, they may suffer.

Most species are best in the middle of their range. The higher the temperature, the harder the fish must work to carry out its normal life functions, such as respiration, eating, fighting off disease, etc. Less oxygen is available, which affects the physiology. The blood carries less oxygen at higher temps, and this can affect the blood pH. All sorts of issues.

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