Corydoras

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    I could definitely have a tank full of corydoras. Unfortunately we don't have that much choice. Albinos, bronze, sterbai, panda, peppered, trilineatus are the norm...
    Which ones can you get in the UK?
     
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    We can pretty much get everything.. :) If it has been found and classified, we can get it.

    Either from Europe imports, or from South America.. :)
     
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    Oh boo hoo. That's so not fair :violent1: :laughing7:
     
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    Re: Re: Corydoras

    I will take 10 or twenty depending on price.
     
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    There are some really nice corydoras out there.. such as adolfoi, hastatus, davidsandsi, metae, cw010, cw009, cw008, cw078, and my favorite of all, the venezuelanus..

    The venezuelanus when bred with aeneus produces a nice red cory..
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    DSC_2227 by Luis Embalo, on Flickr
     
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    Re: Re: Corydoras

    You see. I knew there were other cory fans out there. Come on somebody? :) sort us out please :notworthy:
     
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    I'm not a huge fan of the transparent/semi transparent corydoras or the ones with elongated mouths. Prefer the rounder compact shape like the pandas.

    In your list I like the Adolfoi, Davidsandi, Metae, CW010 (they make me think of the toffees in Quality Streets :laugh:), cw009 (looks like a green variant of cw010...are they dyed?) and the one in your pic is awesome :icon_thumright:
     
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    That CW023 is very cool. The more I look at pics the more I want!

    Here is one of my latest babies...Sold as a Sterbai :laughing7:

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    The one in my pic is a hybrid, it just happened.. I very much doubt I can do the same .. :) I gave them all away to a german guy that paid a small fortune for them.. :)
     
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    Someones probably trademarked them and is selling the hybrid for lots and lots of money :laughing7:

    I didn't realise they would cross breed. I keep Sterbai and Trilineatus together. I wonder if that is going to be a problem?
     
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    Some will cross breed.. it is something to worry about..

    I am a big fan of corydoras.. would be awesome to have a circular tank, with 100's of them.. or a really long acrylic tank, like 10m long, by 1m wide and shallow.. just sand and rocks, like a river..
     
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    I like your thinking. I wonder if they would stick to their individual species/groups? I have read that my latest ones are often caught together with others so some of them definitely hang out together...
     
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    Re: Re: Corydoras

    My Sterbai hang out together and the pandas stick to their own kind
     
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    How many of each do you have? Numbers might be the reason?
     
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    Re: Re: Corydoras

    +- 10 of each
     
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    That must look pretty awesome. Do they hide a lot? My 8 trilineatus in my 100l hide most of the time but it might be because of the breeding Angel pair.
     
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    Only issue for me is that once they start breeding it is a nuisance.. at every water change they would spawn, and eggs everywhere.. you can quickly be overrun with corydoras.. Sounds nice in the start.. but then to give the lot away is an issue, hence why I just sold the whole colony.. ended up with about 30 in a 120L tank..
     
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    I would be so chuffed if I landed up with a colony of cory's :occasion14:

    With the 4 pandas I got today I now have 21 :headbang:
     

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