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post #11 of 32 Old 09-07-2011, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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Definitly like the looks of them both. Really thinking to see if my local shops would be able to order something other than just the bronze or peppered corys. I have both of them right now in the tank and I do like them. Will have to see what they may be able to do for me, never know until I check.
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post #12 of 32 Old 09-08-2011, 12:12 AM
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many shops will special order fish for their customers, but if yours wont, there are always online options.

Aquabid and other online shops will often offer fish that your rarely see otherwise.

I've been able to get fish online quite successfully. Some people have bad experiences though, mostly suffered from shipping issues or weather.

Just my 2 cents.

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post #13 of 32 Old 09-08-2011, 09:57 AM
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Yes, consider online. Barb you are lucky to live in the USA when it comes to online fish dealers. Shipping into Canada is possible from some (some will, some won't) but with the border issues and delays, more risky for me than for you. If I were in the USA, I would look into some of the highly-reputable fish dealers online. Two that come to mind, and they have "rare" fish regularly, are AnubiasDesign and Corys-R-Us. Both have websites. Fish species are seasonal, due to collection laws in various South American countries to preserve the species, but you can get any fish that is available. These firms deal directly with the exporters in Peru, Brazil, Columbia, etc. My local importing stores do the same, but of course the species they import are fewer than what the two mentioned firms handle in a year.

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post #14 of 32 Old 09-08-2011, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Gina and Byron. Oh my the selection on Corys R Us, drool... Have held off with ordering fish online because of the expense of shipping, but might end up deciding to save up some of those pennys. Might even consider trying to pick up some overtime at work if I come across something would really like to get.
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post #15 of 32 Old 09-10-2011, 12:17 AM Thread Starter
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Well found some corys on aquabid, will have to see how things go, will know later on Sunday. They are C102 here is a picture



Any ideas Byron where I might be able to find more info on this particular type of cory. Have been doing some searching but haven't found much.
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post #16 of 32 Old 09-10-2011, 03:05 AM
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oh barb those are beauties!

If for some reason those don't work out, let me know and I'll see what else I can come up with. I know one of the top cory guys in the USA and maybe I can enlist his help.

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post #17 of 32 Old 09-10-2011, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
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Gina, thanks Will see what happens, the seller is doing free shipping on with live arrivial guarentee. If it doesn't work out will let you know, it is always nice to have connections. The other type that caught my eye was Corydoras Schultzei. Will have to save up some for those guys
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post #18 of 32 Old 09-10-2011, 09:07 AM
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oh the black ones on AB right now? Yeah I'd love those too, but yep they are spendy.

As for helping, well, I'm always ready to help anyone get addicted to cories.. Yes. I admit it. I'm a cory pusher


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Well found some corys on aquabid, will have to see how things go, will know later on Sunday. They are C102 here is a picture



Any ideas Byron where I might be able to find more info on this particular type of cory. Have been doing some searching but haven't found much.
When new species of Corydoras are discovered, they are assigned a "C" number, similar to the "L" number for loricariids (pleco). Little specific info will be available but all corys are basically the same with respect to requirements (tank furninshings, water, food) so that doesn't matter. Planet Catfish lists this particular species (C102) as coming from Peru. From the photo It is strikingly similar to C. trilineatus, but with the long snout. It is interesting that so many corys occur with rounded snout/long snout cryptic species.

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post #20 of 32 Old 09-10-2011, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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I noticed the similarity myself when looking at the profiles last night.
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