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post #1 of 17 Old 05-25-2007, 01:02 AM Thread Starter
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Hey folks, i have been looking to get some corys for my new tank, and i've been looking for something a little unusual. I found these on some website described as "lime corydoras" and i think they are a variant of the standard bronze cory. Can anyone tell me if this is correct, and if so where to get them in the uk, they are really lovely! Also has anyone had them before and could tell me a bit about how they are to keep? cheers folks!



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post #2 of 17 Old 05-25-2007, 02:33 AM
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hi
looks like dyed fish.
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post #3 of 17 Old 05-25-2007, 03:54 AM
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i agree with willow, certainly does not look like a common breed, looks unnatural
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post #4 of 17 Old 05-25-2007, 06:47 AM
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i agree with willow, certainly does not look like a common breed, looks unnatural
Greetings. These fish are not dyed. They are Corydoras sp CW009, which means they have not been given an official name by the scientific community. I currently keep 2 dozen of this specie and have recently spawned them for the first time. There is heated debate if they are related to C. aeneus, or are a separate specie. FYI - there is also an orange laser, a red laser and a gold laser. Unfortunately, that fact makes it harder for people to believe that they are not dyed fish. I assure you, they are a naturally occurring specie. Hope this helps. - Frank

My current specie list can be found here: http://www.laurellakeguppies.com/corys/specie_list.html

I keep approximately 95 species of Corys and have spawned 61.
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post #5 of 17 Old 05-25-2007, 08:25 AM
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Thanks for sharing the information, Frank.:) It definitely helps to distinguish dyed fish from natural species.;)

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Thanks for sharing the information, Frank.:) It definitely helps to distinguish dyed fish from natural species.;)
Hi. Happy to help. - Frank

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post #7 of 17 Old 05-25-2007, 10:52 AM
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hay Frank.
thank you for sharing.
that is so interesting,
when there are fish that are like that,
isn't it a shame there is dying going on in the world.

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post #8 of 17 Old 05-25-2007, 11:08 AM
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hay Frank.
thank you for sharing.
that is so interesting,
when there are fish that are like that,
isn't it a shame there is dying going on in the world.
Hi, Very tue. The problem is, these fish are relatively rare and bring top dollar. Currently in the U.S. they are averaging $20 each. You can buy dyed fish for $1.99. - Frank

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post #9 of 17 Old 05-25-2007, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
Fantastic! I'm chuffed they are natural not dyed, i did think they might be, but inclined away from that as i thought that dying couldn't achieve such a rich metallic colour. So, does anyone know where i can get some in the uk, i'd love to have some in my tank; especially if they are rare - the more we have out there the better eh! (I promise to look after them really well...)
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post #10 of 17 Old 05-25-2007, 12:49 PM
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WOW im shocked!
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