11-17-2008, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by jeaninel
Right, they're two different types. But they're close enough in markings that they will probably shoal together fine. As for breeding though, I'm not sure they will cross breed. I'm no expert. Maybe Coryologist can answer that?
Greetings. I'm no expert, either, but I can add that C. trilineatus
are extremely variable, to the point where oftentimes one might think that they were most assuredly looking at two distinct species in one group of fish. Additionally, unless the collecting point of the fish is known, there is no way of knowing what you have. The exporters list the fish as C. julii
and the person at the lfs is usually instructed to label the tank to match the packing list of the shipment.
That being said, you should just be sure that you have a group as large as you can comfortably house and enjoy them. The larger the group the less chance of cross-breeding, which is theoretically posssible, but extremely unlikely and not something you are likely to encounter.
I hope this helps. - Frank