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Cory Melanistius
September 8, 2008
9:33 pm
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Richy
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Has anyone bred any of these before?
I'm not thinking of trying but a couple of books I read they said breeding was unknownbut some melanistius species has been.
I got 10 yesterday hence the question /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />
I'm actually a little confused as they seem to be similar to these
http://www.scotcat.com/callich.....biacus.htm
These look very similar but mine have a gold stripe down it's head.

There is a few different c. melanistius or similar

Mine has the gold stripe but also the dotted pattern on the tail.
I'll hunt for a pic but probs just a webcam capture.


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Sorry but having a good drink tonight, hope you understand what I said lol /blush.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blush:" border="0" alt="blush.gif" />

September 9, 2008
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i know a few lads who have bred them, they are infrequent spawners but you will get a good batch of eggs of them, you have picked the worst of the group to get an ID on, the spotties are very hard to tell apart /blink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blink:" border="0" alt="blink.gif" /> .
why could'nt you go for an easy one bud like concolors, /wub.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":wub:" border="0" alt="wub.gif" /> btw my favourite cory species is them. /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />
next time you take the fancy for some corys try the pygmy sp, two things you can be sure of bud.
they're prolific once settled and they're bloody easy to ID. /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

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September 9, 2008
11:44 am
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Corydoras melanistius rondonia. (i think) /unsure.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":unsure:" border="0" alt="unsure.gif" />

Corydoras melanistius
Corydoras melanistius longnose
Corydoras melanistius rondonia
Corydoras melanistius var(Corydoras "spot burgessi")

September 9, 2008
11:48 am
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Doesn't look like melanistius to me. Shouldn't it have smaller spots on the body? /unsure.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":unsure:" border="0" alt="unsure.gif" />

Cake or death?
September 9, 2008
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how can spots be smaller than that?

September 9, 2008
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cheers guys, yes Mick, pygmy's are easier, thats why i have 15 pygmeus in the community tank. Lovely little fishies /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

Graeme, the rondonia looks a close match but I'm not 100%

Matt, what makes you think they're not melanistius? There are some melanistius with very small peppered spots but also others with smallish "smudges"

Malti, of course you can get smaller spots lol

The spots/smudges are a little bigger as the photo is just a little smaller than real life.
I'm not too worried about the ID but it would be nice to know if it is possible to breed.

September 10, 2008
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Just a hunch really Richy. I've had melanistius and they always had very small spots like this one:

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I know your fish is new and needs some food etc. but the shape of the snout looks a bit wrong as well. Looks closer to an ambiacus-type to me as you suggested up top mate. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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September 10, 2008
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maybe but look at the snouts on these melanistius /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />
SNOUTS
I'm not ruling out abiacus either!

Maybe I should of posted a pic of an albino and asked what it was /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

September 11, 2008
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QUOTE (Richy @ Sep 10 2008, 05:29 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Maybe I should of posted a pic of an albino and asked what it was /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

Nahh mate I love these id threads. /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> Still think you have summat close to ambiacus... /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" /> Check the caudal patterning...

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