arcuatus - super arcuatus

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arcuatus - super arcuatus

Postby stensson » Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:44 pm

I have noticed that the super arcuatus cost almost 20 times more then the normal arcuatus.

guess it´s more rare?
Can anyone tell me more about the two corys, rivers ect



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Re: arcuatus - super arcuatus

Postby Jools » Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:58 am

I think it's just a combination that they are newer and bigger.

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Re: arcuatus - super arcuatus

Postby RickE » Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:21 am

There were some HUGE ones at Amwell Aquatics a few weeks ago. Biggest Corys I've ever seen, probably around 4" TL and really chunky, similar to a decent size B multiradiatus. About £25 each I think.
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Re: arcuatus - super arcuatus

Postby MatsP » Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:12 am

Regular C. arcuatus is from the Loreto area in Peru and a large area reaching into Ecuador as well. According to Fuller & Evers, the Super Arcuatus comes from the Purus river, which is further south in the western part of Brazil. I will add this to the occurrence data for Super Arcuatus.

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Re: arcuatus - super arcuatus

Postby stensson » Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:35 pm

Thanks!

Big corydoras are very impressive.
But the prices is little to high yet.

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Re: arcuatus - super arcuatus

Postby Coryman » Fri Dec 24, 2010 6:01 pm

The much larger similar looking species known as 'Super arcuatus' have the CW- number CW036 and have been reported as growing in excess of 16 cm SL. However as far as I am aware no specimens of these proportions have entered the aquarium hobby.

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