Corydoras nanus ?

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Corydoras nanus ?

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Hi

I bought a cory but the saleswoman no longer had the name. In order to find its congeners I would like to know its species. I'm thinking of Corydoras nanus, what do you think?

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Hello, I really need your help to identify this little guy. I can't find congeners for it if I don't know what species it belongs to.
If there are any distinctive signs that do not appear in the photos, do not hesitate to ask me.
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Re: Corydoras nanus ?

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Hi kiwidu21,

I can't speak for what species are imported to France, but in the USA, true is almost never imported. The fish we get which looks similar to C. nanus, is . Stores sell it as C. nanus or as the "San Juan" cory. It is collected in and exported from Peru.

I suspect that's what you have.

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Re: Corydoras nanus ?

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Thank you for your answer.
There is no particular character that could differentiate the two species apart from location?
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kiwidu21 wrote: 08 Mar 2024, 18:15 Hi

I bought a cory but the saleswoman no longer had the name. In order to find its congeners I would like to know its species. I'm thinking of Corydoras nanus, what do you think?

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Yes looks like nanus


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Hi, I’ve just registered as I have the same question. I recently bought 5 cories labelled as ‘nanus’ and I’m now looking to add to their family group. Today I saw corydora elegans that looked exactly the same, hence looking to clarify!
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Re: Corydoras nanus ?

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usually has a black line at the base of the dorsal fin - but it's never exported.

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Re: Corydoras nanus ?

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Hello kiwidu21,
Your species seems to be CW029.
"Elegans group" seems to be most controversial and most difficult o ID,
Hopefully this helps.
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Re: Corydoras nanus ?

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@Mexnotex : Thank you for your response, I still haven't found his ID.
I see on the sheet that there is only one photo. Where can I find others to compare with my cory? Photos on the internet are not always well labeled...
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Re: Corydoras nanus ?

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Congratulations on your new Corydoras! Enjoy discovering its species and finding its congeners. Happy fishkeeping!
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