|excal88 ||05-23-2011 12:29 AM |
I'd go with either bronze or emerald cory. But leaning more towards bronze.
|jeaninel ||05-23-2011 01:36 AM |
That is indeed Corydoras Aeneus (a.k.a. Bronze cory).
|Betta lover 1234 ||05-23-2011 01:43 AM |
I think is a emerald cory!!!!!!!
|brownmane ||05-23-2011 01:25 PM |
Emerald Catfish is described well under the Tropical Fish Profiles. You may be able to find out by comparing the descriptions for the bronze cory and the emerald catfish in the profiles.
They are nice looking fish.
|redchigh ||05-23-2011 01:47 PM |
Emerald cory. Note the high dorsal fin.
They do look a lot alike though.
|Byron ||05-23-2011 03:31 PM |
This confusion is widespread. All due to using common names. Both fish appear under both common names here and there. But as noted in the respective profiles, they are different.
|jeaninel ||05-24-2011 12:24 AM |
Judging by the dorsal fin I still think it's C. Aeneus. The dorsal on the Brochis has 10-12 rays while corydoras has 6-8.
|LexCorp ||05-24-2011 01:22 AM |
thanks for the help guys. I re-read both fish profiles and I am leaning towards Bronze now. I did my best to count the rays on the dorsal fin, both seem to be 7 or 8 which would make them Bronze Corys instead of Emerald Catfish, which is what I thought I owned.
|Byron ||05-24-2011 11:31 AM |
My previous post only mentioned the confusion. Guess I should have said that jeaninel is correct, this is without question Corydoras anaeus. All Corydoras species and all Brochis species are very distinctive with respect to the dorsal fin, you cannot possibly confuse them. The body pattern/colouring is near-identical which is what many look at, but it is the dorsal that distinguishes them. The Brochis dorsal extends farther along the dorsal ridge almost to the adipose fin, but on Corydoras it is much smaller in length along the ridge.
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