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#1 Amerce

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 07:32 PM

Hi hate joining new forums without having posted a few topics and an intro but I am running out of places to ask about this little newcomer I have.

Long and short is the local lfs were selling these 5 little chaps as Pygmaeus, now I have pyg's so know they aren't those and I also have Habrosus and Asp. P so they aren't those.

Anyone any good with the dwarf species of catfish on here, if so please please can you help ?

They are currently housed with my pyg's quite happily but are obviously not them based on the head markings -



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Posted 03 June 2008 - 10:18 PM

Have a look at Corydoras bilineatus. See what you think.

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 11:15 PM

QUOTE (mummymonkey @ Jun 3 2008, 11:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Have a look at Corydoras bilineatus. See what you think.


Agree with Graham that they look like bilineatus. I am at the moment keeping some adults and juveniles from a couple of past spawnings. Have a look here.
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Posted 04 June 2008 - 07:06 AM

Had a quick shufty and whilst the shots are great of the side and look the same I really want to clinch the deal with a front head view to see the markings are the same, any chance of a photo of that ?

Snooped over most of the net and same goes for most of the shots on there, great side views but very few clear front head shots :-(

Update seen some and yep you are right another name I found them under were San Juan Cory !!!

Great and thanks for your help, maybe I'll have a go at trying to breed them later in the year when they mature up a bit, defo got at least 2 females, just need to verify if I have males when I get back from Oz in July until then they can sit with my pygmaeus.

Not chance of them cross breeding is there ? blush.gif

If so then I may need to remove them to another tank. ph34r.gif

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 08:28 PM

QUOTE (Amerce @ Jun 4 2008, 08:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not chance of them cross breeding is there ? blush.gif
If so then I may need to remove them to another tank. ph34r.gif


No you will be fine with the two species living together.

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