01-31-2011, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Seanmiller09
I want to say I was mislead at petsmart when I got my first aquarium and that just kind of stuck. Thanks for the info guys!
The lonely guy I have now is an Emerald Corydora. He is kind of large, maybe 2.25 - 2.5 inches, I'm looking for a species a little smaler and very good looking, any sugestions?
With a "common" name of Emerald Cory, it is quite probably Brochis splendens and not Corydoras aeneus. These two look almost identical in pattern/colour, but the Brochis is larger and has a longer dorsal fin. You can see this in the photos in the profile of the species here, click on the shaded name. Brochis and Corydoras are very close families, some ichthyologists have suggested combining them, or at least putting Brochis in with a few of the "different" Corydoras as a separate genus. Care and habits are basically identical, but Brochis is considerably larger and that needs to be considered from the point that a group of them will be much more visible.