Common Cory that I don't know the name of

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Common Cory that I don't know the name of

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Hello,
I was in Petco for some cheap heaters for transportation purposes and I couldn't help but look at their catfish. I normally don't like looking at their fish because their knowledge is very limited and they do not treat their catfish properly. So, I went into the fish section and looked at their catfish... the usual:
- Sun Catfish labeled no bigger than 4 inches and require 20 gallon tank as an adult :((
- Otocinclus cats that are labelled as beginner level :-O
- and to top off the list, Corys in a tank with gravel [-(
All of these make me sad, however, the Corys were very small and active which is a good sign. There was a group of three, but again they are young, which means they have not yet developed their full color pattern. Although these could just be a common species of Cory, their color pattern doesn't match anything perfectly. I need help! What are these? I know these photos aren't the best but, to be fair they were really fast fish! If the images look side-ways just click on them and they will rotate.
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Thanks,
--Sean
Oh I'm only gonna get 1 tank for 1 catfish...(every time I see a catfish)!
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Re: Common Cory that I don't know the name of

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Hi Sean,

That's a baby Corydoras(Ln9) sterbai. It looks washed out colorwise, but it's sterbai.

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Re: Common Cory that I don't know the name of

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OK, Thanks you can see how it was hard for me.... Really strange color!
Oh I'm only gonna get 1 tank for 1 catfish...(every time I see a catfish)!
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