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  • #301437

    ender2811
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    Ran into some corys at local LFS which were marked eques. Can’t find it in the KB so was wondering if this was a synonym or a color morph of another species.
    Also would greatly appreciate some info on them if anyone has any. Google turns up pretty thin information. Mostly discussions on the similarity of aeneus and eques. And on a side note how do corys do in a mixed batch?

    #343570

    Stefan
    Member

    CAS: Current status: Valid as Corydoras eques Steindachner 1876. Callichthyidae: Corydoradinae. Distribution: Amazon River basin, Brazil. Habitat: freshwater.

    I’m no Cory expert, having kept only a few species and currently only one, but a mixed batch of (closely) related species nevers sounds like a good idea – I feel.

    #343573

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Here’s one tip – ignore the Corydoras section in the KB until further notice. Must admit I’ve no idea how reliable that part of the site is.

    #343574

    Stefan
    Member
    #343578

    ender2811
    Participant

    KK, thanks for the info guys.
    Yea they do look like aeneus but with a fresh coat of paint sort of. Nice looking fish IMO so would like to find out more specific info on water chem, temp and such. I’m guessing they fall into general cory parameters.

    The guy said they came from Peru, but I’m pretty sure he meant they were just imported from there. Didn’t seem very informed about them.

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    a mixed batch of (closely) related species never sounds like a good idea – I feel.

    is this something that u would say applies to all species or… I mean two species of tetras can coexist in the same tank, no?

    #343582

    Stefan
    Member

    Never assume for the odd chance one makes the incorrect assumption; that would a shame /smile.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:)” border=”0″ alt=”smile.gif” />

    Personally I wouldn’t keep anything together that might crossbreed.

    #343646

    pablito
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    QUOTE (ender2811 @ May 24 2011, 11:32 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    KK, thanks for the info guys.
    Yea they do look like aeneus but with a fresh coat of paint sort of. Nice looking fish IMO so would like to find out more specific info on water chem, temp and such. I’m guessing they fall into general cory parameters.

    The guy said they came from Peru, but I’m pretty sure he meant they were just imported from there. Didn’t seem very informed about them.

    is this something that u would say applies to all species or… I mean two species of tetras can coexist in the same tank, no?

    Be extra careful when thinking about purchase of these fish as some aeneus types are being exported from Brazil as eques. The nicest version of the 3 types of eques is stunning and distinguishable from aeneus at 5 miles. Two come from Peru btw. The more attractive one is Brazilian. I’ll try and get a photo and send it to you.

    #343647

    Mark N
    Participant

    I would also add that some aeneus types have been selectively bred in Poland and exported as something they are not!

    Mark

    QUOTE (pablito @ May 26 2011, 12:43 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Be extra careful when thinking about purchase of these fish as some aeneus types are being exported from Brazil as eques. The nicest version of the 3 types of eques is stunning and distinguishable from aeneus at 5 miles. Two come from Peru btw. The more attractive one is Brazilian. I’ll try and get a photo and send it to you.

    #343649

    ender2811
    Participant

    Thanks for the heads up guys.
    The batch I’m looking at comes from Peru. They do look like aeneus but you can tell the difference. The color is more vibrant and more of an orange/brick than the regular brownish of the aeneus. They are in two tanks next to each other. I did read about all the mix ups with aeneus and the painted specimens and such but since I have no experience with fish ID a picture of the real thing would really help Pablito.

    #343690

    Graham Ramsay
    Participant

    Their closest relative is Corydoras rabauti. A good guide for ascertaining if they are C. eques is the price. C. eques are selling for about £15 – £20 each.

    Look for the orange stripe down the centre of the back.

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    #343709

    ender2811
    Participant

    Nice pic mummymonkey.
    Thanks for the info. The ones at my LFS are probably not really eques then. Not that pricey. Although, they are very similar to the one in this picture. Maybe they’re one of the peruvian types pablito mentioned. Will check for the stripe next time I’m there.
    If the pic in the KB profile is accurate they shouldn’t be rabauti. Too yellow. Maybe I’ll take a pic if they don’t mind. I’m pretty sure some of you guys could ID it properly. I don’t really mind if they are in fact eques, I’m planning on stocking my tank with a group of corys and these looked great to me. But I’d still like to know what species they are so I can check whether my water parameters are ok for them.

    #343718

    pablito
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    ender2811 wrote on May 28 2011, 11:11 PM:
    Nice pic mummymonkey.

    My pic’s no more illustrative than mummy’s. A true Brazilian eques. Be interesting to see what the fish look like at your LFS. If they are longer and slighter in the body they could be melanotaenia, given that you’ve mentioned the yellow hue.

    #343719

    ender2811
    Participant

    Ok, will try to take a pic and post it.
    U misunderstood. I meant the rabauti mummy mentioned seems too yellow to be the fish I’m looking at, from the picture in the KB at least. And the scales on the melanotaenia seem too pronounced. ”Mine” are similar to mummys pic but the body is more orange and I can’t be sure about the stripe on the back. As for body shape they are exactly the same as say a paleatus. I’m a newb so I can’t be sure if that would be considered longer and slighter. I wouldn’t say so.
    My guess is they may be eques, but from Peru. I doubt the LFS would falsely advertise them as eques and then sell them cheap. Little more then aeneus.
    Anyway, thanks a lot for the help and interest. I’m sure there’s no point in u trying to guess what I’m talking about based on my exceptional descriptions /rolleyes.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:rolleyes:” border=”0″ alt=”rolleyes.gif” />

    #343720

    ender2811
    Participant

    Well guys, seems I’ve hit a snag. Went to the LFS tonight and they’ve sold the bunch. Not a one left. It breaks your spirit sometimes.
    Anyways, thanks for the help again.
    If they get a new batch anytime I’ll get the pic so we can hopefully conclude this fiasco of mine.

    #343723

    mikev
    Participant

    Talking about hybridization: it would be really nice to have some data on which species hybridize and which don’t…. imho there is nothing wrong in mixing cories of different species if they are all in sufficient numbers and known not to hybridize…
    I keep most of my cories separately, except for mixing c.panda with c.metae… known not to hybridize and indeed while both species regularly spawn, nothing funny has happened. I would have mixed some others if I had any sense which may or may not hybridize.

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