(Wanted) Various Corys

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    Good day everyone!

    In a nutshell I'm looking for interesting or hard to find Corys in South Africa.

    I've been going to the various LFS in Cape Town fairly regularly of over the last few month, and so far Panda's, Bronzes, Albino Sterbais, Peppers and the odd pygmy Cory seems to be all I can find lately.

    Has anyone seen other species about? Or from stores that are willing to ship to Cape Town?
     
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    A quick update. I had to eat those words, because I went out this weekend on a mission to find some Cory's and I was in luck.

    1. Panorama Pets
    First 2 are Duplicate Corys (atleast that's what they were listed as)

    Side note: Also found a bunch of super tiny nano fish called Scarlet Badis (Dario dario)

    2. Pet World (N1 City)
    They had a bunch of Leopard Corys but 2 that stood out that were not like the other Leopards. I went online after buying them and they could be:
    C. saramaccensis or C. ambiacus

    I will have to wait till they color up properly and even then I'm sure I'd miss ID them.

    I got a single Sterbai Cory. We searched for more in the store but nothing was found. I'd get more of them in the future. Not the hardest to find.

    They're all sitting in quarantine at the moment along with the Scarlet Badis which need live food. So I need to get on that fast.
     
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    I was at Aqua Empire (https://www.aquaempire.co.za) last week and they had Orange Laser Corys, Sterbai, and quite a few others. They do ship so might be worth while contacting them if you're interested.
     
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    Thanks so much for the that. I've dropped them a message now.
     
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    Not that difficult to find unusual corries just got to know a few peeps.
    Metae, melini, duplicareus, caudomaculatus, similis, weitzmani ....all available in CT.
    And then also a few Sterbais to join the 2 you have got
     
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    Yeah so I've heard. The deeper I go down the rabbit hole, the more I realise you need to know people outside of the fish store in SA to get what you really want.
     
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    @wattersjamesc Did you ever manage to find orange laser cory in CPT. Been Asking LFS but never get any replies.
     

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