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Holly 01-31-2008 07:14 PM

Am I really a Swartz????
 
http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/1248_Cory_Cats_1.jpg
http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/1248_Cory_Cats2_1.jpg
http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/1248_Cory_Cats3_1.jpg

One is my Julii and the other I think is a Swartz. I tried to get the best picture possible but they're quite camera shy. I'll try to get more tonight once the lights go off and they all come out to play. These two are the ones that have been inseperable and one of them laid the eggs!!

jeaninel 01-31-2008 07:33 PM

Looks like it from the first pic but it's hard to see. Here's mine so you can compare:

http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/2947_Schwartzi_1.jpg

okiemavis 01-31-2008 10:37 PM

Looks like one to me, he's definitely got the right body type. Jeaninel's photo is an absolutely perfect example.

The key characteristics of a Schwartz:
-twin bars running on either side
-"eye mask" that extends below the eye
-vertical lines on the tail
-horizontal lines on the dorsal fin

Coryologist 02-01-2008 07:45 AM

Cory I.D.
 
Greetings. The fish appears to be C. pulcher - Variant 2. The one without the "curly-Q" dorsal. C. schwartzi do not show the light anterior dorsal spine. These are becoming more readily available in the hobby, both in the U.S. and in the U.K..

The other fish is C. trilineatus. It is common to find this fish labeled as C. jullii or False julii - on both sides of the pond. True C. julii are rarely seen in the hobby and unless the precise location of the collecting point is known, it is all but impossible, even with an expert eye, to correctly ID C. julii. Additionally, although there is a high degree of variation within individual species, the variation among C. trilineatus may be the strongest example.

Hope this helps. - Frank

http://www.laurellakeguppies.com/cor...us_2_fr_aa.jpg

Holly 02-01-2008 11:17 AM

Can the two differant species breed? Were the eggs I saw just a tease of cory babies? Now I really want some babies!!!!

Coryologist 02-01-2008 01:08 PM

Cross Breeding
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Holly
Can the two differant species breed? Were the eggs I saw just a tease of cory babies? Now I really want some babies!!!!

Hi, Holly. No, these species cannot cross-breed. - Frank

okiemavis 02-01-2008 01:34 PM

Since we have your ear, Coryologist, what would you say are the easiest types of corys to breed?

Coryologist 02-01-2008 01:45 PM

Easy Corys to Spawn
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by okiemavis
Since we have your ear, Coryologist, what would you say are the easiest types of corys to breed?

Hi. Albino C. aeneus is probably at the top of the list, followed closely by the regular "Bronze" morph. C. paleatus (Peppered Cory) has a reputation as an easy to spawn Cory, also. Most of the Dwarfs rate as fairly easy to breed, most notably, C. pygmaeus and C. habrosus. - Frank


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