Corydoras ID: C. Trilineatus?

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Corydoras ID: C. Trilineatus?

Post by philtre »

Hiyah all ... just wondering ...

are these corydoras trilineatus? If not ... what could they be? I saw a picture in one of the japanese websites which listed this as C. Trilineatus cf (julii) {or something like that} Hope to clarify this. Hehehe ... I suppose they are.

when I bought them a month ago ... I was hopping they would be julii as they were all spots. As they grew, the spots joined to become lines. Is this commonly observed? (or was it wishful thinking on my part. heh.) :wink:

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more pics can be found on here

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Post by Coryman »

I have had a look at all your pictures and they are in my opinion C. trilineatus They are constantly being advertised/sold as C. julii but C. trilineatus come from Peru and C. julii come from eastern central Brazil.

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hey guy's :!: Is juli hard to find in UK? if so let me know if you want some sent to you.because here in US there the most common cory you find .also I've been wanting to find some one to send fish back and fourth with alot of common stuff there I can't find over here :!:
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Post by philtre »

Hi Ian,

I didn't get them as julii. :wink: The retailer was old, couldn't see well, asked him what they were and he couldn't really see. But it's fine. They're lovely! They used to have julii stock, was hoping that I could get lucky.

BTW, does it work like that? As in as they grow, the spots join to become lines? In some discus, they show spots when they are young, but as they grow (with genetic disposition of course), the spots join up to become lines. From my pic, there's one that's smaller (probably younger) than the rest. He looks more spots than lines. The rest of them looked more spots than lines when I first had them. But now, the spots are joining up to become lines?

How would you differentiate between a young julii & a young trilineatus?


oneoddfish!!!!!! are you offering to send some? AAAaaaaaahhhhhhh! :thumbsup: But it's Singapore here where I am. I am like dying to get my hands on juliis though! It's absolutely rare here. Well at least I haven't seen one yet! (I've just started taking a more serious interest in corys about 2 months ago) But the thought of that long long journey for these little fellas is scary! To me at least. Heh.

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Post by Dave Rinaldo »

Hi!

I'm not convinced I've ever seen a true<I> C. julii</I>, even though that is how they are labeled . It seems to be a common name, not a common fish.

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Post by Shane »

Oneoddfish,
Dave is correct. All of those C. julii you see in the states are actually C. trilineatus coming out of Colombia and Peru.
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Post by Coryman »

This C. trilineatus / C. julii thing has been bugging me for years. The only way to prove which is which is to know exactly where they were caught.

When viewed head on C. julii are quite slim and not at all stocky looking like C. trilineatus. Exporters in South America use the name C. julii because they get more money for then than they do for C. trilineatus.

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True C. julii female,

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