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deman3 03-03-2011 09:29 PM

Cory i.d. need help
 
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Can someone please help i.d. the cories in this photo? I think the one on the right is a bronze and the left is a peppered. Can someone confirm this for me so I can get some more?

Cassandra90 03-03-2011 09:37 PM

That is a peppered on the left and a emerald green on the right.

Lupin 03-04-2011 05:21 AM

Emerald green is Bronchis splendens. That's not a bronchis. It's a corydoras. Bronze corydoras (Corydoras aeneus) is correct.

The other on the left is indeed peppered corydoras (Corydoras paleatus).

deman3 03-05-2011 08:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Lupin (Post 608595)
Emerald green is Bronchis splendens. That's not a bronchis. It's a corydoras. Bronze corydoras (Corydoras aeneus) is correct.

The other on the left is indeed peppered corydoras (Corydoras paleatus).

So my LFS must be mistaken because I found Corydoras aeneus listed under Emerald Green Corydoras today at there store they look identical to what I have but I have looked at the pics on the web and they do not look like anything other than Bronze corydoras. I bought 3 aeneus and 3 peppered cories today while there. :-D

gingerael 03-05-2011 10:00 PM

I agree that its a bronze cory. They are one of my faves and also one of the more commonly found species.

Byron 03-06-2011 10:33 AM

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Originally Posted by deman3 (Post 610167)
So my LFS must be mistaken because I found Corydoras aeneus listed under Emerald Green Corydoras today at there store they look identical to what I have but I have looked at the pics on the web and they do not look like anything other than Bronze corydoras. I bought 3 aeneus and 3 peppered cories today while there. :-D

If you read our profile of Corydoras aeneus and Brochis splendens, the differences are explained (how to easily tell them apart). It also mentions that both fish are frequently mis-named and confused in stores. "Common" names are just that--common to one store frankly. "Green cory" can refer to either fish--after all, both look like a "cory" as they are closely related genera.

As previous members have correctly stated, your pictured fish (on the right) is Corydoras aeneus. The left cory is C. paleatus.


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