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Please help. Corys and Sand?
Old 02-07-2007, 09:10 PM   #11
 
is that really a cory? it seems like a loach or a plec
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Old 02-07-2007, 09:13 PM   #12
 
its a catfish but not a cory
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Old 02-07-2007, 11:08 PM   #13
 
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it looks like a doradid....:D not a cory :D
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Old 02-07-2007, 11:59 PM   #14
 
Two Items:

As indicated in previous posts the image is very, very fuzzy but that is not a corie.
Does it look anything like:
http://www.jjphoto.dk/fish_archive/a...io_affinis.htm
http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog...pecies_id=1413
If so then
http://fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.php?id=59908
will provide additional but limited information.
This is the closest that I can come to ID'ing this fish.

With respect to the question in your second post:
A calcareous sand (for example crushed limestone as set forth in a previous post) will raise the Ph.
A siliceous sand (for example playground sand as forth in a previous post) will not.

An additional item:
If possible IMHO I would purchase the sand from an LFS as it is more likely to be uniformly graded (most if not all the grains will be approximately the same size).
A well graded sand (for example most sands used in the manufacture of concrete) will contain grains of varying sizes and will therefore readily compact when saturated.

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Old 02-08-2007, 03:56 PM   #15
 
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I really don't know what to think of all this with what I thought were my cory cats...they don't look anything like the pictures Jones. I will try and get a better picture tonight (when my girlfriend comes back home with the camera). If I have to I'll get one in a net and put it in a cup for a second to take a picture of it. That shouldn't be back for it should it?

As for the sand, I'll hop down to the petstore tonight and see what they have. Thanks.
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Old 02-08-2007, 05:03 PM   #16
 
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Play sand is pretty darn cheap at Home Despot or the local equivalent ($3 for 50 lbs last I checked). If you have a pool supply store nearby, though, get pool filter sand. Larger, more uniform grain size = less compaction = less chance of anaerobic pockets kicking swamp gas into your tank and making your fish swim upside down.
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Old 02-09-2007, 07:17 PM   #17
 
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Alright thanks a lot for the help. Also I think I found what type of catfish my fish is.


I'm not sure if you would agree from the picture but it is a very close fit I'm confident that this is what it is. Synodontis Eupterus.
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Old 02-09-2007, 08:19 PM   #18
 
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Hope you got a big honkin' tank. Featherfins get 7" long.

Maybe you have Scleromystax cories? Check Cories-r-us. That gallery just has pix of the ones they had on sale most recently, but there are darker ones with roughly that body style, and with a light stripe like I thought I could make out in your picture from earlier.
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Old 02-09-2007, 09:03 PM   #19
 
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I didn't see any pictures of the darker ones, perhaps I'm just not looking in the right place as I am pretty tired. I will trek threw the rest of the site tomorrow to see. I really hope they don't get that big...I love my fish and would hate to have to give them up...although it does give me a reason to get a bigger fish tank..hmmm...anyway, if you could either link me directly to what you are seeing or I could wait until tomorrow to look around. Thanks a lot, this site is very helpful as all all you members.
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Old 02-10-2007, 01:14 AM   #20
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by basicloser
Alright thanks a lot for the help. Also I think I found what type of catfish my fish is.


I'm not sure if you would agree from the picture but it is a very close fit I'm confident that this is what it is. Synodontis Eupterus.
DOH!!! :D

i was gonna say it looked like a syno but it also looked like a doradid.

my bad...
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