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Old 11-26-2012, 06:11 PM   #751
 
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His body shape and eyes match the trilineatus, but his markings don't. The spots are a tad larger than the ones on the Julii, but save for the stripe along his side, they don't connect.

I don't have any more yet. I'm still searching and waiting until they get more at PetSmart. Would anyone on here sell me any or am I too new to fishkeeping for someone to be willing to sell to me?
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:30 PM   #752
 
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His body shape and eyes match the trilineatus, but his markings don't. The spots are a tad larger than the ones on the Julii, but save for the stripe along his side, they don't connect.

I don't have any more yet. I'm still searching and waiting until they get more at PetSmart. Would anyone on here sell me any or am I too new to fishkeeping for someone to be willing to sell to me?
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You can't see the profile I take it, but the text therein explains that both species can be very variable in their markings, and especially C. julii; the fish in the two photos in the profile for C. julii are so different some might question if they are the same species. But when considering the two species, they are usually easy to distinguish. The head is probably the most obvious. On the true C. julii, the marking is quite obviously dots or spots, whereas on C. trilineatus they are obviously not dots/spots but more reticulated--squigly lines of varying length, though all usually quite short, but clearly not uniform spots. The lateral dark line along the side is always distinctly present in C. trilineatus, but may be present, or indistinct, or almost completely missing on C. julii, and if present only extends mid-body as a distinct line.

Just to add to the confusion, there are two other species that are also sometimes confused with these. But when it comes to so-called Julie corys in stores, almost in every case they will not be C. julii unless the store imports from Peru.
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:53 PM   #753
 
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I agree. Poor Goldies.
What really disgusts me and disappoints me is Big Al's, Petsmarts etc and the local Mom/Pop fish stores still to this day promoting sales on the .5 gallon and 1 gallon double Betta tanks with the divider. I expect it from Walmart. I am flabbergasted that Big Al's promotes it. You know I love my Big Al's!!!.... but make a stand and quit selling that stuff. I even stopped by mine and was looking at replacing the Betta that went off to College in his 2.5gallon (max 3 gallon allowed in Dorm) with a new Betta in a 5 gallon... The Big Al's salesman tried to tell me they like the tiny cup sized tanks. Snaps fingers left, right, left.... talk to the hand.
Byron, thanks again for the info!

Jakie, I agree. I love Big Als, but my peev with them is my location brings in fish that requires VERY large aquariums, and then sells them to people that couldn't possibly house them properly. Why even bother bringing in a fish that grows to 2 or 3 feet? And when they bring them in, they get a tankful, and sell the fish when it is tiny.

...and LOL "Talk to the hand" Haha
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:55 PM   #754
 
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CF you can likely from what Byron has said then take out your filter media from that small tank as you have lots of live plants in it now. I say go ahead if you haven't already.
I will the next time I buy a couple of plants to replace them. Until then the fish seem to like swimming around them.

They're ugly so I am looking forward to getting plants to replace them.
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:57 PM   #755
 
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they actually make half gallon tanks that are not even shaped to allow for decent room. the tanks are shaped funky to fit "fun shapes" like batman, or grinch.... tetra makes them. i have started to order most of the things i used to get from petsmart online or trying to get the lfs i now prefer to go threw to order them. they are really pushing them in petco and petsmart. i refuse to shop there right now. well not like i shopped at petco anymore anyways. they are HORRIBLE here. i just want to liberate all the pets in that store every time i even think about them.

so many people are under the misconception that bettas live in these less then half gallon pools of water and LIKE to live like that. that is like saying hey...you were born in a womb about the size of a watermelon...so you must like small spaces and this 4*4 room would suit you nicely..... the bathroom is in the corner there, and there is stove. the petsmart lady here tried to tell me that bettas don't need plants and actually don't like them because they get into way for them. lmfao! pet store employees just make me laugh so hard. thank god she was only filling in for pets that day! wish that you would have to have some sort of real training to work in a pet store. like you should have to study up on the pets the store sells. that way you can give EDUCATED responses to questions not just a poorly thought out educated guess. the ignorance is just baffling sometimes.
Pffft. Bettas. I keep mine in a shot glass.

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Old 11-27-2012, 05:08 PM   #756
 
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Woah!!! I'm gone for a few days, and you guys write 10+ pages!! (well gone and sick lol!)

The live stream looks great, Matt!! So glad that things are looking up for you and all of your tanks.

I love your pond, Boxer! So glad the herons aren't getting the goldfish any more.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:13 PM   #757
 
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Woah!!! I'm gone for a few days, and you guys write 10+ pages!! (well gone and sick lol!)

The live stream looks great, Matt!! So glad that things are looking up for you and all of your tanks.

I love your pond, Boxer! So glad the herons aren't getting the goldfish any more.
Welcome back Koi, sorry to hear you're not feeling well.

I love Boxer's pond too.

More good news, my Pea Puffers finally ate some food today! Frozen blood worm. Finally. I haven't been back to LFS so I haven't gotten any live white worms yet.

Bad, or at least mysterious news, as I mentioned in a stand alone thread, I have completely lost a pretty large catfish.

I think maybe the Aliens came and took him. He's probably getting probed right now.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:52 PM   #758
 
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Oh my! Poor catfish. . . I hope you solve that mystery quickly! HUZZAH for the Puffers! Food is GOOD, guys - all the OTHER fish like bloodworm. Sheesh. . .
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:29 PM   #759
 
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sorry that your catfish got abducted by aliens.... but glad that your puffers are munching down on some tasty grub! tell the truth...you gave them spam didn't you?
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:35 PM   #760
 
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My Betta won't share the Spam.

Damn Catfish. He better not be dead in there somewhere, fouling up my tank. I haven't seen him once since he went into the aquarium.

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sorry that your catfish got abducted by aliens.... but glad that your puffers are munching down on some tasty grub! tell the truth...you gave them spam didn't you?
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