12-11-2011, 05:56 PM
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"Melanstic" presumably has some reference to dark pigmentation. There is a species Corydoras melanistius, but it is one of the spotted ones, not as you describe; see photo below.
Is the stripe directly on the dorsal ridge, or more along the side of the fish such that it is distinct on either side and divided by dark colouring on the dorsal ridge itself? I'm wondering if this might be one of the Corydoras sp. cf. aeneus variants (natural) with common names like Peru Gold Stripe, Red Stripe, Green Stripe, etc. Photo of one of these attached.
Common names are usually next to useless, so a scientific name would certainly help, although the species may not yet be desc ribed; there are many "C" numbered corys awaiting description and naming.
Last edited by Byron; 12-11-2011 at 06:54 PM..
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