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by snowball
Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Corydoras (ln5) id
Replies: 2
Views: 501

Re: Corydoras (ln5) id

Thank you. I was leaning towards CW105 on a superficial appearance but the stripe from eye to dorsal seems to rule them out. A shame there are not more photos of CW029 but one other similarity it has to my fish is the small spot at the caudal end of the central stripe.
Cheers,
Andrew
by snowball
Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Corydoras(ln9) sp. (Cw063)?
Replies: 2
Views: 501

Re: Corydoras(ln9) sp. (Cw063)?

That's interesting about the association with a 'mimic' species. I will see what I can find out about their origin next time I visit the shop, probably in the new year.
Cheers,
Andrew
by snowball
Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Corydoras (ln5) id
Replies: 2
Views: 501

Corydoras (ln5) id

I thought these might be C. bilineatus but apparently that species is not commonly encountered in the pet trade, I am wondering if they might be Cw029 or Cw105?
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by snowball
Sat Dec 12, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Corydoras(ln9) sp. (Cw063)?
Replies: 2
Views: 501

Corydoras(ln9) sp. (Cw063)?

I picked these two out of a tank of C. similis, they appear to be Cw063, do others concur?
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next to C. similis
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by snowball
Sat Dec 12, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: New Cory at my LFS - not blochi?
Replies: 18
Views: 2480

Re: New Cory at my LFS - not blochi?

These are lovely fish, I've always liked the cryptic squiggles of trilineatus and these have a similarly pleasing pattern but with a different form. The larger size, longer snout and white fringing around the dorsal spot really set them apart. I got three of them about a month ago from a good shop, ...
by snowball
Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Dianema urostriatum showing signs of spawning
Replies: 21
Views: 5370

Re: Dianema urostriatum showing signs of spawning

Several years later, another tank and a new group of Diamena. The tank (garden tank 2 in my profile) has been set up for barely two weeks and the fish in it for just on one week, a group of 5 flagtails in with a bunch of corys. Temp 21 deg C, soft water with 30% water changes every other day; a dail...
by snowball
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: A couple more IDs - C. leopardus & C. bilineatus
Replies: 4
Views: 1427

Re: A couple more IDs - C. leopardus & C. bilineatus

Thank you Karsten that is interesting, I did not realise C. bilineatus was not readily available in the trade. I will get some better shots of my fish when they have properly settled into the tank.
by snowball
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: A couple more IDs - C. leopardus & C. bilineatus
Replies: 4
Views: 1427

Re: A couple more IDs - C. leopardus & C. bilineatus

I'm happy to go with C. bilineatus for the ln5 fish and the lfs has confirmed the others were supplied as C102 - I really like them and purchased an additional two today.
by snowball
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Corydoras ln8sc4 identification
Replies: 5
Views: 1362

Re: Corydoras ln8sc4 identification

Thank you Jools and Eric, I look forward to watching these fish develop in the future, in the meantime I will try to get a better photograph of the first fish which has the black extending further up the dorsal fin.
by snowball
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Corydoras ln8sc4 identification
Replies: 5
Views: 1362

Re: Corydoras ln8sc4 identification

Thank you Jools, much appreciated. If you would like higher resolution images of any of these to use in the catelog do not hesitate to ask.

Out of curiosity, what do you consider to be the differentiating characteristic(s) between C. ambiacus and C. agassizii?
by snowball
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Corydoras ln8sc4 identification
Replies: 5
Views: 1362

Corydoras ln8sc4 identification

I would like help in identifying these five Corydoras, I believe there are at least two if not more species from ln8sc4, most likely candidates being C. agassizii and C. ambiacus. They were purchased from an online retailer who had them listed as C. punctatus with a stock photo of such, which they a...
by snowball
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Identification - C. agassizii & C. leucomelas
Replies: 4
Views: 905

Re: Identification - C. agassizii & C. leucomelas

Hi Eric, thank you for your help. I just remembered there is a proper forum for identification so I will post up photos of the individual fish there.
Cheers, Andrew
by snowball
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Identification - C. agassizii & C. leucomelas
Replies: 4
Views: 905

Re: Identification - C. agassizii & C. leucomelas

Cheers, I also wondered if one of the former might be delphax, I will try to get a photo of that one.

The possible leucomelas had me stumped due to the amount of black in the dorsal fins.
by snowball
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: A couple more IDs - C. leopardus & C. bilineatus
Replies: 4
Views: 1427

A couple more IDs - C. leopardus & C. bilineatus

I picked these up from a proper shop the other day, marked C. blochi and C. napoensis but I beg to differ.

These I wonder if they might be C. leopardus or possibly a C number?
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and these more likely C bilineatus?
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by snowball
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Identification - C. agassizii & C. leucomelas
Replies: 4
Views: 905

Identification - C. agassizii & C. leucomelas

I recently got a group of corys from an online fish shop, they were listed and as C. punctatus but clearly are not. Upon raising this with the seller they conceded they were not the right ones and sent me another four which included one more of the same (C. agassizii?) plus three different (C. leuco...
by snowball
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Panda Cory Barbel Erosion
Replies: 6
Views: 2133

Re: Panda Cory Barbel Erosion

Just to add my 2c I think 2" of sand is way too deep for a small group of blunt-nosed Corys, I would reduce it to about 1/2". The bubbles popping up may well be nitrogen from de-nitrification due to anaerobic conditions and if the corys are digging in this they could be exposed to poor con...
by snowball
Wed May 07, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Dianema urostriatum showing signs of spawning
Replies: 21
Views: 5370

Re: Dianema urostriatum showing signs of spawning

Really superb images and info, can we have some more info on water parameters, husbandry regime, feeding etc. please? Essentially they have been left alone in a quiet, somewhat neglected tank for some time. Water parameters I will have to test but it would be quite soft and on the cool side around ...
by snowball
Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: All Resolved Issues
Topic: youtube tags
Replies: 2
Views: 1455

Re: youtube tags

Much appreciated and thank you for correcting my post.
by snowball
Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:36 am
Forum: All Resolved Issues
Topic: youtube tags
Replies: 2
Views: 1455

youtube tags

Youtube tags don't seem to be working for me, I've tried a few times in the following thread but it just seems to disappear when I submit. What am I doing wrong?

http://www.planetcatfish.com/forum/view ... =6&t=33825
by snowball
Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:07 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Dianema urostriatum showing signs of spawning
Replies: 21
Views: 5370

Re: Dianema urostriatum showing signs of spawning

I finally got a look at the underside of the leaf, there seems to be quite a few eggs under there ready to hatch. I put the raft in a tub, along with the male as he refused to be separated from it, I'll try to tease him out later. A couple of pics and another video of him putting around! 20140430_09...