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  • #299748

    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 http://www.scotcat.com/callichthyidae/c_ambiacus.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.


    Sorry but having a good drink tonight, hope you understand what I said lol

    #309785

    mickthefish
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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 /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=”:lol:” border=”0″ alt=”laugh.gif” />

    mick

    #309805

    Graeme
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    Corydoras melanistius rondonia. (i think)

    #309809

    Matt
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    Doesn’t look like melanistius to me. Shouldn’t it have smaller spots on the body?

    #309818

    Malti
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    how can spots be smaller than that?

    #309833

    Richy
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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

    #309847

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Just a hunch really Richy. I’ve had melanistius and they always had very small spots like this one:

    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.

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    #309862

    Richy
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    maybe but look at the snouts on these melanistius SNOUTS
    I’m not ruling out abiacus either!

    Maybe I should of posted a pic of an albino and asked what it was

    #309870

    Matt
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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=”:lol:” border=”0″ alt=”laugh.gif” /> Still think you have summat close to ambiacus
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