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jeaninel 11-11-2007 06:50 PM

Calling all Cory fans!
 
Help me choose!

So I did a little fish "window shopping" today looking for cory cats. I plan to pick some up probably next weekend. There was quite a bit of selection and I'm having a hard time deciding which ones I want. I'm planning to get 6 of only one species. They will be going in a 55 gallon that currently has 3 Boesemani Rainbowfish, 5 Black Skirt Tetras and a Chocolate pleco (who is soon to be rehomed). So, if you had your choice of any of the ones below, which one would you pick and why?

Bronze / Albino (Aeneus)
Sterbae
Melanistus
Schwartzi
Reticulatus
Punctatus
Leopard
Skunk
Emerald Green
Blue Berry
False Julii
Peppered
Virginae

I really like the Sterbae but they were the most expensive out of them all and it would be out of my budget to get 6. I'm kinda leaning toward the False Julii, Punctatus or Leopard. Or maybe just some good ole Bronze. I don't know...too many to choose from and they're all so cute!

Falina 11-11-2007 08:51 PM

If price is an issue, o with bornze or albino, if price is not an issue, go with sterbai. The sterbai are gorgeous, and the aeneus are entertaining. They are my 2 favourite species of cory so far. :)

Lupin 11-11-2007 10:33 PM

I'd actually choose two species for a 55g.:mrgreen: If money is not an issue to me, I'd choose skunk and schwartzi.:thumbsup: What's with the blue berry?:question: I have a tendency to react to names like these considering a lot of fish named under this are often dyed.:oops:

xingumike 11-11-2007 11:04 PM

Sterbai, at least 12 of them

jeaninel 11-11-2007 11:17 PM

Lupin, I had never heard of Blueberry corys either. They didn't look dyed and there was no scientific name posted for them on the tank. I'll have to try to take a pic of them next time I'm at that lfs and see if I can look them up.

MattD 11-11-2007 11:17 PM

Sterbai definitely. Very pretty fish indeed, and the orange/gold fins look fantastic.

edit - if anyone can clarify the blueberry specie debacle it's coryologist. he's pretty much owned/bred every specie there is.

jeaninel 11-11-2007 11:18 PM

12 Sterbai! aaahh...that would be heaven (and a pretty penny!).

Lupin 11-11-2007 11:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MattD
edit - if anyone can clarify the blueberry specie debacle it's coryologist. he's pretty much owned/bred every specie there is.

Hopefully he will sort this one out.:)

Thanks, Jean!:thumbsup: I also want to know about this one as well.

MegK 11-12-2007 09:05 AM

i remember when i was on my old forum i asked this cuz i saw blue ones for sale too, not died

here : Corydoras nattereri

http://www.fishbase.org/summary/Spec...y.php?id=12187

jeaninel 11-12-2007 11:01 AM

Yes, that looks like them. Thanks Meg!


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